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Weekend/Holiday "Express Bus Home"

Holiday Express Bus

Notice: Buses departing for NYC, Albany, Binghamton and Syracuse for Spring Break trip will pick-up passengers outside of Greiner Hall.

About Express Bus Services

Parking and Transportation Services and D & F Travel is pleased to offer express transportation from UB's North Campus to New York City, Albany, Syracuse and Binghamton for breaks throughout the semester.

The University at Buffalo has contracted with D & F Travel, Inc. External Site Link Icon to provide charter transportation to these locations. D & F has been serving WNY locations since 1986.

Who may ride the Express Bus?

The Express Bus Home is exclusively available to UB students, faculty, staff and their friends and family. Each University member purchasing a bus ticket can purchase one additional ticket for a friend or family member. At least one UB photo ID card is required to board the bus. Guests need photo ID.

Destinations

The Express Bus drops off/picks-up at the following locations:

A limited amount of tickets are available. Tickets are round trip, valid only on selected dates. There are no refunds under any circumstances.

Online ticketing/reservations



FAQs about Express Bus Service

Who may ride the Express Bus?

The Express Bus Home is exclusively available to UB students, faculty, staff and their friends and family. Each University member purchasing a bus ticket can purchase one additional ticket for a friend or family member. At least one UB photo ID card is required to board the bus. Guests need photo ID.

Where and When Does the Bus Drop Off/Pick up?

The Express Bus Home departs from Greiner Hall in the Ellicott Complex on the North Campus on the scheduled departure date. Arrival times are approximate and are traffic- and weather-dependent.

  • New York City: Penn Station, 33rd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues)
  • Binghamton: Cracker Barrel Restaurant, 876 Front Street
  • Syracuse: Destiny USA near the Food Court entrance
  • Albany: Colonie Mall between Sears and Sears Auto Center

On the return trip, pick-up will be at the same locations listed above, at these times:
New York City: 10 am
Binghamton 1 pm
Albany: 10 am
Syracuse: 1 pm

Return drop-off will be at Greiner Hall.

Does the Bus travel every weekend?

No. The Express Bus Home only travels select times per academic year on the dates noted on the schedule.

What do I need to board the bus?

Your ticket purchase confirmation page, your UB photo ID and your guest's photo ID.

Can I buy a One-Way ticket?

No. Tickets are round-trip only.

How can I purchase tickets?

You will need a credit card, your UB person number and personal and emergency contact information for all passengers (names and phone numbers). Your purchase confirmation page is your ticket and is required to board the bus.

Can I get a refund?

No. There are no refunds under any circumstances. Tickets are valid for one round trip only and only for the dates stamped on your confirmation page.

Can I purchase tickets for more than one trip at a time?

Yes. The online ticketing process will offer you the chance to purchase tickets to one destination for multiple weekends/holidays. To purchase tickets to different destinations, on multiple weekends, the ticketing process must be started over. Please remember that if your plans change you will not be granted a refund for tickets purchased in advance.

Can I change my mind once I purchase tickets?

Tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged for another date when seating is available. Plan your trip dates carefully ahead of time. Tickets may be purchased up to 48 hours before departure, based on seating availability. If you absolutely cannot make the trip once your tickets are purchased, please contact the Parking and Transportation Services office, 716-645-3943 so your reservation wonít delay the bus departure.

Are Express Bus Home tickets transferrable? Can I give my reservation to someone else?

Yes, but you must notify UB Parking and Transportation Services 48 hours prior to departure (716-645-3943, ub-parking@buffalo.edu). Your ticket Purchase Confirmation Page is required to board the bus. Also, keep in mind that at least one member of the travelling party must be a UB member and must show a valid UB photo ID to board the bus.

Are the buses handicapped accessible?

Buses used for the trips are not equipped with wheelchair lifts, however you may place a folded wheelchair in the luggage compartment under the bus. Riders must be able to board and deboard independently.

What can I bring on the bus?

Each passenger is allowed one standard size suitcase, which will be placed in the luggage compartment of the bus. In addition, each passenger may bring a small carry-on bag (backpack size). Each passenger is responsible for handling carry-on bags at all times. Food and beverages are allowed on the trip. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

What if I miss the bus?

Passengers are responsible for getting to the bus stop at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure. Parking and Transportation Services and D & F Travel are not responsible for passengerís 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 do I need to board the bus?

You must show your purchase confirmation page as proof of trip reservation and payment. University members will be required to show UB photo ID and their guest will need to show proof of ID.

Can I travel on the "Express Bus Home" even if the destination is not my 'home'?

Yes. Just keep in mind you will be responsible for your own transportation and place to stay once you reach your destination.

What happens if there are weather delays? How will we be informed?

During the ticket purchase process you will be asked for email addresses and cell phone number for each rider. UB will make every attempt to reach riders in the event of a cancellation due to extreme weather conditions or emergencies beyond our control. In the event of an emergency or extreme weather individuals may contact UB Parking & Transportation Services at 716-645-7329 or University Police at 645-2222.

Is there one bus going to EACH destination?

The New York City bus will stop in Binghamton. One bus will stop in both Syracuse and Albany. The returning buses will stop in Binghamton from NYC and Syracuse from Albany.

Is there a bathroom/lavatory on the bus?

Yes.

Is there Wi-Fi access on the bus?

Some of the buses do have Wi-Fi access.

Will you add more buses on these routes?

If capacity is reached early, an additional bus may be added to a scheduled trip. The addition of buses is at the discretion of Parking and Transportation Services.

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