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, Black & Blue Steak & Crab - Buffalo (5493 Sheridan Drive) and Jazzboline (5010 Main St) are great picks.

When to visit Amherst

Amherst in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Amherst in April
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Amherst


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


Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Amherst. The train journey from Amherst to Niagara Falls takes 0h 33m and costs around $23 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Rochester, expect to pay about $36 for a 1h 22m trip.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Amherst, including OurBus, Trailways and StarLine Coach. From Niagara Falls, the bus ride to Amherst takes 40 km and will cost you around $31. From Rochester, the ticket costs about $31 for a journey of 129 km.

Airports near Amherst


Airlines serving Amherst

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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Spirit Airlines
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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 $1.68 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 $20.05 and $26.73. The most frequently booked car type in Amherst is Intermediate (Mazda CX-5 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Nissan Versa Note or similar) is, on average, 54% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.