Parking & Travel

Planning your trip to Buffalo

When booking your trip to Buffalo, please plan to arrive at these stations, each of which is accessible by public transit.
By plane: Buffalo Niagara International Airport
By train: The Exchange Street Amtrak Station
By bus: Buffalo Metro Transportation Center

24 Hour Taxi companies:
Buffalo Airport Taxi Service: (716) 292-4425
Liberty Yellow Cab: (716) 877-7111

Public Transit: NFTA Metro

Carpool / Ride Share

If you're looking for a ride or you have extra room in your car, visit this page on to coordinate carpools. Carpools are a great way to meet new people, reduce costs, and limit ecological impacts. They're also an example of the solidarity economy in action!

Please note that NEC just maintains the website. We do not screen drivers or riders. All users of the service assume responsibility for themselves and their rides.


Connecting to dorm lodging from your point of arrival
Buffalo State
UB South Campus
Canisius College

Connecting to hotel lodging from your point of arrival
If you have booked a stay the Holiday Inn Downtown or Hyatt Regency Buffalo, you may have access to their shuttle services. Simply call the hotel when you arrive and they will send a shuttle to pick you up. You may also schedule a return shuttle to your point of departure and the front desk.

Getting to SUNY Buffalo State

Directions by Car or Public Transit

Connecting between Buffalo State and Points of Lodging

NEC is excited to announce that in order to accommodate our overwhelming registration for CommonBound, we have expanded our shuttle services so that conference attendees staying in off campus dorms and hotels around Buffalo will be able to easily get to the conference programming at Buffalo State without any hassle!

All shuttles start service at 8am and ends 30 minutes after the last programming of the day has ended. Shuttles will run more frequently in the morning from 8-10 am, and every 40-60 minutes throughout the rest of the day. Our on-campus shuttle station will be at Cleveland Circle at Buffalo State College. Shuttles will be clearly labeled, so you'll sure to get on the right bus.
Friday: 8 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 12 AM
Sunday: 8 AM - 5:30 PM

There will be continuous shuttles running to and from Buffalo State on four circuits!

Our Routes:
Our UB Shuttle will run direct service from the Main-Bailey Lot by Clement and Goodyear Halls.
Our Canisius Shuttle will run direct service to Eastwood St and Main St by Dugan and Frisch Halls.
We will have two downtown shuttles that will run to the Holiday Inn Downtown and the Hyatt Regency (Huron St. entrance) respectively.
Attendees staying anywhere near these shuttle stations are welcome to catch a bus to CommonBound!

Parking at Buffalo State
You may park in any of the student/faculty lots without a permit. Ticketing in these lots will be suspended for the duration of the conference. The conference will be held in Rockwell Hall, Ketchum Hall, Bulger Communication Center, and Campbell Student Union. On campus housing will be in Cassety Hall. These buildings are nearest to the Rockwell Road entrance off of Elmwood Avenue. The closest parking lots are I-30, I-32, R-2, and R-12.

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Bike Rental

Rent a bike while you're in town to pedal from point A to point B and see all the sights in between!

Spinlister Bike Rental

Campus Wheel Works Bike Rental