BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York basketball fans are ready for March Madness with multiple local teams headed to the tournament -- and AAA WCNY is offering a variety of travel options for fans.
The University at Buffalo Men's team plays the winner of St. Johns and Arizona State on Friday, March 22nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Syracuse University plays Baylor on March 21st in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The University at Buffalo Women's team plays Rutgers on Friday, March 22nd in Storrs, Connecticut.
AAA travel consultants can arrange individual accommodations for fans looking to make the trip. Group packages will be available if the teams advance to the Final Four.
How much will making the trip cost? AAA breaks it down:
Buffalo to Tulsa is 1,139 miles. In a 2018 Chevy Equinox, it would cost $155.43 roundtrip in gas. It would take 16 hours and 55 minutes to get there! Hotel rates in Tulsa start at $65/night, based on availability. If you’d rather fly, flights from BUF to TUL are $775 from Thursday to Saturday, or $618 Thursday to Monday.
Flights from Syracuse to Salt Lake City start at $648 roundtrip for Thursday to Sunday. It’s only $389 if fans fly from Rochester. It’s a 30+ hour drive, if fans really love road tripping! Hotel rates start at about $50 in Salt Lake City.
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