Buffalo Airport Guide
In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Buffalo Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!
It's a very clean airport and has a decent amount of benches, but on a busy night you should get your bench early before it's taken. The benches are in the main lobby/check-in counters. -Dennisl
photo by Marina Zapatero
I slept on the ground with my sleeping bag and matt. But you can also sleep on the chairs - they are soft and have no armrests. Cleaning-maschines were very loud - so bring ear-plugs with you!!! But at all - it was the quietest airport I knew. No people there at night - only the security, that was very friendly. Very clean. There is only basement and 1. floor. No different terminals. Its a small airposrt. No food-shops (only a expensive cafe) and automat with snacks. (But Mc Donalds & Grill 5 minutes to walk over the street outside the airport - open 24/7) I spended 2 times 1 night and would do it every time again.
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In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Buffalo airport either by purchasing a day pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):
- American Airlines Admiral's Club - Location: Airside, Gate 6. Hours: 515am - 830pm (Sun - Fri) • 6am - 6pm (Sat). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 50.00) • Admiral's Club Membership.
Free WiFi is available at Buffalo Airport. Connect to SSID:AWG-WiFi.
If sleeping at the Buffalo Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport with free airport shuttles:
- Aloft Buffalo Airport- (5 min from the airport) Free 24-hr shuttle service to airport and surrounding area (within 5 mile radius).
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Buffalo Airport - (5 min from the airport) Free 24-hr shuttle service to airport and surrounding area (within 5 mile radius).
- Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Airport - (5 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle service.
- Hilton Garden Inn - (5 min from the airport) Free 24-hr airport shuttle service.
- Days Hotel Buffalo Airport - (6 min from the airport) Free 24-hr airport shuttle available.
To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Buffalo Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price.
- ATMs / Cash Machines - Yes
- Baggage Carts - Smarte Cartes can be found on the Lower Level in the Baggage Claim. Rate: unknown.
- Car Rentals - Alamo • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Hertz • National • Thrifty. Location: Parking Garage on the Arrivals Level. You can compare car rental rates on the Auto Europe web site.
- Children's Play Area - The Fisher-Price Play Gate is located Gate 9.
- Currency Exchange - Information not available
- Food & Drinks - At the time of this update it was not know if there were any 24 hour food or beverage concessions available at the airport. Vending machines in the baggage claim.
- Information Desk - Location: Lower Level, Baggage Claim.
- Luggage Storage & Lockers - not available
- Mobile Charging - Free power chargers are located at Gates 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23 and 25. if you are in a rush, Rapid Chargers will charge your cell phone or iPod in 15-30 minutes. Locations: Gates 4, 14, 20. Rate: $3 per charge.
- Showers - not available
- Work Stations - If you need a space to work, the airport offers workstations with a desk, chair and outlets can be found at Gates #3, #14 and #20. Rates: Free.
The airport is open 24 hours. However, the security checkpoint is open from 4am - the last flight.
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Last Updated: 29 May 2015
The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airport's and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items quoted in the guide, email me.