There are two airports in the Buffalo area.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), which is located 11 miles from downtown Buffalo, is served by about 10 airlines offering non-stop flights to about 20 destinations across the United States. The busiest routes include Atlanta, New York, Orlando, Chicago and Baltimore.
Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG), which is located about 20 miles from Buffalo, is served by Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines, with flights to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, Punta Gorda and Myrtle Beach.
Both the Buffalo and Niagara Falls airports have a reputation for offering cheap flights. This is largely due to the presence of low-cost carriers including Allegiant, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and Spirit. If you’re looking for inexpensive flights to Boston, Las Vegas, New York, Phoenix, Orlando or other destinations served by these airlines, ensure that your search includes both airports and all available airlines. In many instances, the full-service carriers such as Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways will match the budget carriers’ airfares on the same routes.
Florida is a popular vacation destination for Buffalo-area residents. When planning your Florida vacation, here are some things to keep in mind.
Florida’s high season—marked by bigger crowds, as well as more expensive hotels and car rentals—runs from mid-December to mid-April. It particularly peaks during spring break. Tourist numbers usually fall from late April to early December.
If you’re traveling with kids who love amusement parks, there’s more to Florida than just Walt Disney World. Universal Studios and SeaWorld also have theme parks in the Orlando area, and Busch Gardens has an amusement park in Tampa Bay.
Baseball fans will often plan Florida vacations to coincide with spring training. The New York Yankees train in Tampa and the Mets train in Port St. Lucie. The Toronto Blue Jays train in Dunedin and the Pittsburgh Pirates train in Bradenton. Other teams training in Florida include the Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals.