Visiting UB

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We’re here to help you plan your trip to the University at Buffalo. UB serves as a center to the Western New York community for plays, concerts, speakers, sporting events, art exhibits and more, and we invite you to join our community to see what UB has to offer you. Find everything you need to plan your visit below, including accommodations, travel and more.

Directions

North Campus

Directions to North Campus

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Coordinates: 43.001, -78.790

Street address: Flint Entrance, Amherst, NY 14260
(Note: this is not a mailing address)

From the West (Cleveland, Erie, Chicago)

Take the I-90 East until you reach the I-290 (past the Buffalo airport exit). Take the I-290 West (toward Niagara Falls) to Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

From the East (Rochester, Albany, New York City)

Take the I-90 West until you reach the I-290 (just past tolls, follow State University signs). Take the I-290 West (toward Niagara Falls) to Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

From the Buffalo Niagara Airport

Exit the airport following the signs leading to Route 33 West toward Buffalo. Route 33 (Kensington Expressway) begins at the West Gate of the Buffalo Niagara Airport. Take Route 33 West to the I-90 East to the I-290 West. Take the I-290 West (toward Niagara Falls) to Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

From the South (Pittsburgh)

Take I-79 North to Erie, PA. Take the I-90 East until you reach the I-290 (past the Buffalo airport exit). Take the I-290 West (toward Niagara Falls) to Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

From the North (Canada)

Take the QEW south to St. Catharines. Follow Highway 405 to the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge and continue east over the bridge (toll) into New York state. Once across bridge take the I-190 South. Follow I-190 South until you reach the I-290 East and proceed until Exit 5B (Millersport Highway, Route 263). Get off exit and merge into traffic. Go through first light (Marriott is on your left), and merge into right lane. Enter campus at the Flint Road exit.

If taking the QEW to the Peace Bridge, take the 190 North to the I-290 East and follow the same directions as above paragraph.

South Campus

Directions to South Campus

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Coordinates: 42.953, - 78.818

Street address: Main St and Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214
(Note: this is not a mailing address)

From the West (Cleveland, Erie, Chicago)

Take I-90 East toward Erie, Pa. Follow I-90 through Pennsylvania. Continue on I-90 East in New York (portions are a toll road) to I-290 West. Proceed west on I-290 to Exit 7A, Main Street West (Route 5). Travel west about 3 miles on Main Street to Bailey Avenue (Route 62). Turn left onto Bailey, then right on Michael Road into UB.

From the East (Rochester, Albany, New York City)

Take I-90 West (portions are toll road) to I-290 West. Go west on I-290 to Exit 7A, Main Street West (Route 5). Proceed about 3 miles to Bailey Avenue (Route 62). Turn left onto Bailey, then right on Michael Road into UB.

From the Buffalo Niagara Airport

Exit the airport following the signs leading to Route 33 West toward Buffalo. Route 33 (Kensington Expressway) begins at the West Gate of the Buffalo Niagara Airport. Take Route 33 West to the I-90 East. Then take I-290 West to Exit 7A, Main Street West (Route 5). Proceed about 3 miles to Bailey Avenue (Route 62). Turn left onto Bailey, then right on Michael Road into UB.

From the South (Pittsburgh)

Take I-579 northwest to I-279. Go northwest on I-279 to I-79 North. Continue on I-79 North to I-90. Take I-90 East to New York and continue on I-90 (portions are toll road) to I-290. Go west on I-290 to Exit 7A, Main Street West (Route 5). Proceed about 3 miles to Bailey Avenue (Route 62). Turn left onto Bailey, then right on Michael Road into UB.

From the North (Canada)

Take the QEW south to St. Catharines. Follow Highway 405 to the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge and continue east over the bridge (toll) into New York state. Once in New York, you are on the I-190. Stay on the I-190, through Grand Island, until you get to the I-290. Take the I-290 East exit. Stay on the I-290 and take Exit 5A (Millersport Highway, Route 263) South. Continue on Millersport Highway to Bailey Avenue (Route 62). Angle left onto Bailey, and turn right on Michael Road into UB.

Downtown Campus

Downtown Campus Directions

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Coordinates: 42.899, -78.866

Street address: Virginia St and Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203
(Note: this is not a mailing address)

Public Transportation

From the Buffalo Niagara Airport

Exit the airport following the signs leading to Route 33 West toward Buffalo. Route 33 (Kensington Expressway) begins at the West Gate of the Buffalo Niagara Airport. Take Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway) for 8 miles. Note the sign for the "Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus" and take the Locust Street exit, proceeding straight. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Downtown Campus is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia streets.

From the West (Cleveland, Erie, Chicago)

Take the I-90 East (New York State Thruway) to Exit 53 (I-190 North toward Downtown Buffalo/Niagara Falls). Go through the toll barriers and continue on I-190 North for 5 miles. Take the Elm Street exit and proceed straight down Elm. Elm ends at Goodell Street. Turn left onto Goodell Street. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Downtown Campus is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia streets.

From the East (Rochester, Albany, New York City)

Take the I-90 West (New York State Thruway) past the Williamsville Toll Barriers. Stay on the I-90 West and shortly thereafter take Exit 51W (Route 33 West toward Buffalo). Continue on Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway) for 7 miles. Note the sign for the "Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus" and take the Locust Street exit, proceeding straight. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Downtown Campus is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia streets.

From Route 33 West (Kensington Expressway)

Take the Locust Street exit, proceeding straight. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be on your right. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Downtown Campus is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia streets.

From the South (Pittsburgh)

Take I-579 northwest to I-279. Go northwest on I-279 to I-79 North. Continue on I-79 North to I-90. Take the I-90 East (New York State Thruway) to Exit 53 (I-190 North toward Downtown Buffalo/Niagara Falls) and continue on I-190 North for 5 miles. Take the Elm Street exit and proceed straight down Elm. Elm ends at Goodell Street. Turn left onto Goodell Street. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Downtown Campus is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia Streets.

From the North (Canada)

Take the QEW south toward Fort Erie. From the Peace Bridge, take the 1-190 South to the Elm Street exit and proceed straight down Elm. Elm ends at Goodell Street. Turn left onto Goodell Street. Turn right onto Ellicott Street. The Downtown Campus is at the corner of Ellicott and Virginia streets.

Campus Parking

Check here for information on where to park while visiting UB.

  • Parking for Persons with Disabilities
  • Faculty, staff, students and visitors may park in assigned lots between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday.
  • After 3 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday, hang tags are not required.
  • Metered parking spots are also available.
  • Alternate parking (with shuttle) is available at the Center for Tomorrow.