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Traveling to St. bonaventure University



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The St. Bonaventure University campus is spread over 500 acres in a valley surrounded by the Allegheny foothills of southwestern New York state, a region known as the Southern Tier. The University is accessible by car, bus or commercial airlines, which land in Buffalo, N.Y., and Erie. Pa.

The distance in miles between St. Bonaventure University Campus and several other major North American cities:

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The St. Bonaventure campus is situated between the village of Allegany and the city of Olean on Route 417, which is an extension of West State Street from the city of Olean. 

The main campus entrance is at the intersection of Route 417 and Constitution Avenue, directly across from Country Inn & Suites. The entrance is about two miles from exits 24 or 25 of Interstate 86. Upon entering campus, there is a vehicle pull-off spot and a lighted map to direct you. 

NOTE: All of the directions below bring you to St. Bonaventure via Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17). You will get off I-86 at either Exit 24 or 25. Here are directions to campus from both exits:

FROM EXIT 24: At end of exit ramp, turn right. At end of road, turn left onto Route 417 East. Stay on 417 for about 2 miles (through village of Allegany.) Campus will be on your right. 

FROM EXIT 25: At end of exit ramp, turn left onto Buffalo Street. Go about a mile and turn right onto Constitution Avenue (ReHabilitation Center on corner.) Follow Constitution to its end at main entrance to campus. 

 

From Buffalo, NY.: 1 hour, 45 minutes

  • South on Route 219 to Salamanca, then east on Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17) to exit 24. See From Exit 24 directions above. 

  • South on Route 400, which turns into Route 16. Follow 16 to Hinsdale, then take Interstate 86 West to Exit 25. See From Exit 25 directions above. 

From New York, NY.: 6 hours

Across the George Washington Bridge to I-80 West. Stay on I-80 West until Route 380 West, then go north on Route I-81 to Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17). Go west on I-86 to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.

From Pittsburgh, Pa.: 4 hours

North on Route 79 to Route I-80, then east on Route I-80 to Route 219. Take Route 219 North to Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17), then go east on I-86 to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.

From Rochester, NY.: 2 hours, 15 minutes

South on Route I-390 to Dansville, then take Route 36 South to Arkport. Take Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17) West to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.

From the Syracuse-Utica, NY., area: 4 hours

West on Route I-90 (N.Y.S. Thruway) to Geneva, N.Y., then south on Route 14 to Route 54. Take Route 54 South to Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17), then go west to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.  

From Albany, NY.: 5 hours

West on Route I-90 (N.Y.S Thruway) to Route 88 South (Binghamton), then take Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17) West to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.  

From New Jersey: 5.5 hours

Take Route I-80 West to Route 380 West to Scranton, Pa. Pick up Route I-81 North to Binghamton, N.Y., then take Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17) West to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.  

From Philadelphia, Pa.: 6.5 hours

Take NE Extension (Route 476) of Pa. Turnpike to the last exit at Scranton, Pa., then pick up Route I-81 North to Binghamton, N.Y. Take Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17) West to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.  

From Erie, Pa.: 1.5 hours

East on Route I-90 to Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17), then east on I-86 to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.

From Cleveland, OH.: 3.5 hours

East on Route I-90 to Route 17 (I-86), then east on Route 17 (I-86) to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.

From Danbury, CT.: 6 hours

West on Route I-84 toward Brewster, N.Y., then take Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17) West to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.

From Washington, DC.: 6 hours

Take Route 270 North to Route 15. Follow Route 15 North to Corning, N.Y., then pick up Interstate 86 (formerly Route 17) West to exit 24. See From Exit 24 above.  

From Toronto, Canada: 3.5 hours

Take the QEW to Buffalo, N.Y., then I-190 to I-90 (Thruway) to Route 219 South. Follow Route 219 to Salamanca, then take I-86 East toward Olean. Take Exit 24 in Allegany. See From Exit 24 above.


Air:

The closest airports to the SBU Campus are Buffalo, NY and Erie, PA.

 


Airport Transportation:

Limousine and bus lines that service Buffalo Niagara International Airport:

Premo Limo
301 South Union Street
Olean, NY 14760
Phone: 716-372-4546
Fax: 716-372-4622
Email: 
premolimo@verizon.net
Reservations a week in advance for limousine service is appreciated

Coach USA bus line provides daily bus service to and from the Buffalo Airport. View a copy of the bus schedule here. (Passengers should verify the bus schedule when purchasing tickets.)

Premo Limo serves as the Olean hub for Coach USA, as well as Fullington Trailways, which provides daily bus service to major Pennsylvania cities, including Pittsburgh. Premo's Olean office is about 3 miles from the St. Bonaventure campus. 

Please contact the transportation companies directly for their full schedule and services.


Car Rental:

A variety of car rental options are available at Buffalo Airport. For further details visit: http://www.buffaloairport.com/Ground/Rental.aspx

 

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