UB Express Bus Home

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Need a ride home for break? You can get express transportation from UB's North Campus to New York City, Albany, Syracuse and Binghamton.

The Express Bus Home only travels on specific days based on UB breaks, not every weekend.  

Bus Safety Protocols

A mask must be worn while on board the bus.

Passenger capacity will be kept to 50%.

The Daily Health Check must be completed and proof shown at boarding.

Express Bus home service is provided by Niagara Scenic Tours

Express Bus Schedule

Schedule for 2020-21
Time Period Destination Depart from UB
Thanksgiving Break New York City Capacity Reached
Thanksgiving Break Binghamton Capacity Reached
Thanksgiving Break Syracuse Capacity Reached
Thanksgiving Break Albany Capacity Reached
Time Period Depart From Return to UB
Spring Semester New York City Sun., Jan. 31, 10:00 a.m.
Spring Semester Binghamton Sun., Jan. 31, 10:00 a.m.
Spring Semester Syracuse Sun., Jan. 31, 10:00 a.m.
Spring Semester Albany Sun., Jan. 31, 10:00 a.m.

Who Can Ride

The Express Bus Home is exclusively available to UB students, faculty, staff. Every passenger will be required to show their UB photo ID and proof of their Daily Health Check completion.

Drop-off and Pick-up Locations and Times

The Express Bus Home departs from Lee Road outside of Greiner Hall on the North Campus and returns to this same location.

Return Trips
Destination Address Return Departure Time
New York City
Penn Station
31st Street near 8th Avenue
10:00 a.m
Binghamton
Cracker Barrel Restaurant
876 Front Street
1:00 p.m.
Syracuse
Destiny USA near Food Court entrance
1:00 p.m.
Albany
Colonie Center Mall
Whole Foods parking lot near Central Ave.
10:00 a.m.

All times may change due to traffic and weather.

Advance Ticket Purchase is Required

Individual tickets for the 2020-21 Express Bus are one-way only and are only valid on selected dates. To purchase tickets, you will need a credit card, your UB person number, and personal and emergency contact information (names and phone numbers). Tickets may be purchased up to 48 hours before departure, based on seating availability.

No Refunds

There are no refunds unless the trip is cancelled by Parking and Transportation Services, so please plan your trip dates carefully. Tickets are valid for one one-way trip only and only for the date on your confirmation page.  

If you absolutely cannot make the trip once your tickets are purchased, please contact the Parking and Transportation Services office so your reservation won’t delay the bus departure:

Parking and Transportation Services

106 Spaulding Quad

Phone: 716-645-3943; Fax: 716-645-3944

Email: parking@buffalo.edu

Photo ID, Proof of Daily Health Check and Purchase Confirmation Required to Board

Everyone must show UB photo ID and proof of their Daily Health Check completion at boarding. Have the purchase confirmation page with you as proof of your trip reservation and payment, in case confirmation is needed.

Arrive 30 Minutes Ahead of Time

Passengers are responsible for getting to the bus stop at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure. Parking and Transportation Services and the transportation provider are not responsible for a passenger’s transportation, expenses or arrangements for alternative transportation if the passenger misses the bus on either the departure or return trip. Tickets are non-refundable.

What You Can Bring

Each passenger is allowed up to two standard size suitcases (these will be placed in the luggage compartment of the bus), as well as a carry-on bag (backpack size). Passengers are responsible for handling carry-on bags at all times. Food and beverages are allowed on the trip. However, alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Larger items such as televisions, refrigerators, furniture, are not allowed. Fragile items such as musical instruments and smaller electronics, may be placed in the luggage compartment at the owner's own risk.

Bus Amenities

Each bus has a lavatory, power outlets at each seat, as well as Wi-Fi access.

Transfer Your Tickets

To transfer your tickets to another person, you must notify the Parking and Transportation Services office 48 hours prior to departure. Whoever uses your ticket(s) must also have your purchase confirmation page, which is required to board the bus. The person using the transferred ticket must provide their contact information and emergency contact information to the Parking and Transportation office.

Parking and Transportation Services

106 Spaulding Quad

Phone: 716-645-3943; Fax: 716-645-3944

Email: parking@buffalo.edu

Handicapped Accessibility

There are a limited number of buses with wheelchair lifts. Please notify the Parking and Transportation Services office when you purchase your ticket if you require this service.

Parking and Transportation Services

106 Spaulding Quad

Phone: 716-645-3943; Fax: 716-645-3944

Email: parking@buffalo.edu

Weather Delays

During the ticket purchase process you will be asked for an email address and cell phone number for each rider. UB will make every attempt to reach riders in the event of a cancellation or delay due to extreme weather conditions or emergencies. In the event of an emergency or extreme weather, individuals may contact the Parking and Transportation Services office or University Police for more details.

Parking and Transportation Services

106 Spaulding Quad

Phone: 716-645-3943; Fax: 716-645-3944

Email: parking@buffalo.edu

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