Amherst travel guide

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You're Going to Love Amherst

With a population of 122.366, Amherst is a must-see destination in New York State, United States.

Where to Eat in Amherst

If you’re looking for affordable options, TGI FRIDAYS - Buffalo (Amherst) (1209 Niagara Falls Blvd) and Brick House Tavern + Tap - Amherst (4120 Maple Rd) are great picks.

When to visit Amherst

Amherst in February
Estimated hotel price
$206
1 night at 3-star hotel
Amherst in February
Estimated hotel price
$206
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Amherst

Plane

When flying to Amherst, you’ll arrive at Buffalo Airport (BUF), which is located 6 km from the city centre.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Amherst. The train journey from Amherst to Rensselaer takes 5h 42m and costs around $80 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New York, expect to pay about $97 for a 8h 27m trip.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Amherst, including Trailways, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Toronto, the bus ride to Amherst takes 266 km and will cost you around $33. From New York, the ticket costs about $117 for a journey of 644 km.

Plane

When flying to Amherst, you’ll arrive at Buffalo Airport (BUF), which is located 6 km from the city centre.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Amherst. The train journey from Amherst to Rensselaer takes 5h 42m and costs around $80 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from New York, expect to pay about $97 for a 8h 27m trip.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Amherst, including Trailways, Greyhound and FlixBus. From Toronto, the bus ride to Amherst takes 266 km and will cost you around $33. From New York, the ticket costs about $117 for a journey of 644 km.

Airlines serving Amherst

Lufthansa
Good (4,555 reviews)
KLM
Good (842 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,348 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,574 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,274 reviews)
Air France
Good (966 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (480 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,901 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,101 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,475 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,618 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Finnair
Good (879 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (821 reviews)
LOT
Good (676 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,135 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (907 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (825 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,383 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (700 reviews)
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Where to stay in Amherst

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Candlewood Suites Buffalo Amherst and Sleep Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Amherst

Hiring a car in Amherst

Expect to pay $1.69 per litre in Amherst (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.24 and $26.98. The most frequently booked car type in Amherst is Full-size (GMC Yukon or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.69 per litre in Amherst (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.24 and $26.98. The most frequently booked car type in Amherst is Full-size (GMC Yukon or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard car hire (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.