Lodging, Parking and Travel Information

By Car

The University at Buffalo is located in Amherst, NY a suburb just north of Buffalo. Buffalo is centrally located within a short drive of many major US and Canadian cities.

For a quick reference as to how far your institution is from UB, please use the map to the right with concentric circles drawn noting regions which are 100, 200 and 300 miles away from our campus. 

If you are interested in potentially carpooling to GSS, please send a brief e-mail with your full name, e-mail address you would like to contacted at, what institution you are driving from and how many people you could bring in your car to chemistrybuffalogss@gmail.com

Once your information is provided and your abstract has been submitted and you are registered (to confirm attendance) we will post your information in tabular form below:

Carpool Drivers

 First Name  Last Name     Home Institution Potential Carpool Capacity  E-mail Address
 Ex. John     Doe  SUNY-Albany  3  johndoe@albany.edu

Other Options

Megabus- Inexpensive (prices ranging from as low as $1/one-way) to and from downtown Buffalo bus terminal and to the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. 

GreyhoundPrices vary, has a larger travel network than Megabus.

Amtrak- Buffalo is serviced by two (2) Amtrak stations, both approximately 10 miles from campus. 
The regional airport is the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (Airport code: BUF) which includes most major airlines.



GSS 2018 will be hosted in the Natural Sciences Complex. Parking is available in Cooke A lot during the day, no permit is required for our event.

Please visit  http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/maps/NorthCampus.pdf. for more detailed campus maps


Group rate hotel will be determined soon. 

We have reserved a block of rooms at a group rate at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara. The rate is $119/night for double occupancy in a double full room. We chose this hotel because it is reasonably priced for our guests and is within walking distance of the symposium.

To reserve a room, please call 1-716-689-6900 and mention University at Buffalo Department of Chemistry, or use the above link.

For more information on the hotel, please see the link to their website provided below the survey title at the top of the page. Last day to book is 5/1/2017.

Other Local Area Hotels

Green- Symposium location
Yellow- On campus housing
Blue- Hotels in close proximity to the University at Buffalo