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Fredonia Admissions is located on the 6th floor of Maytum Hall, at 280 Central Ave., Fredonia, NY 14063. 

For help navigating around campus, please call Admissions at 716-673-3251.

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Campus Map Lodging By Car By Plane By Train

The campus of the State University of New York at Fredonia is located in the Western New York county of Chautauqua, less than three miles from the shores of Lake Erie.

Chautauqua County Visitors Guide

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau
Go to the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau

Local Lodging:

There are a number of hotels/motels in the Fredonia/Dunkirk area.

How To Get Here:

By Car

Directions via New York State Thruway to the Admissions Office in Maytum Hall, 6th floor.

  • Take I 90 to Exit 59 (Dunkirk & Fredonia).
  • After toll booth continue straight through the traffic lights until you come to a "T" intersection with Central Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Central Ave.
  • At the next traffic signal, for 280 Central Avenue, turn right into the main entrance of the campus.
  • Please park in the campus parking lots #1, #6, or #7, located near Ring Road and Symphony Circle. See Parking Lot map.

Directions via I-86 (Rt. 17) / Rt. 60 North to the Admissions Office in Maytum Hall, 6th floor.

  • I-86 to Route 60 North exit at Jamestown
  • Remain on Rt. 60 North until you reach the intersection of Rts. 60 & 20 in Fredonia, about 25 miles.
  • Turn left on Rt. 20 and proceed to Temple/Water Street.
  • Turn right on Temple St.
  • Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto Central Ave.
  • After traffic signal look for 280 Central Avenue, main entrance of the campus on the left.
  • Please park in the campus parking lots #1, #6, or #7, located near Ring Road and Symphony Circle. See Parking Lot map.

Estimated Driving Times to Fredonia

Buffalo; Niagara Falls; Erie, PA 1 hour
Rochester; Corning; Syracuse; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Toronto, ON 2 - 3 hours
Binghamton; Utica; Watertown; 3 - 4 hours
Albany; Adirondacks 5 - 6 hours
New York City; Long Island; New Jersey 7 - 8 hours

By Plane

Several major airlines serve the nearby Buffalo area. The airport is 50 miles from Fredonia. Visit the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Several rental companies offer car rental services from the Buffalo Airport. There is also the opportunity to take a taxi to the Buffalo Bus Terminal. From here, you can take the Coach USA bus from Buffalo, NY to Fredonia. For more information on this bus, please contact the  Fredonia Ticket Office 716-673-3501.

To travel from Buffalo-Niagara International Airport to SUNY Fredonia

Option A: Public Bus

  1. From the airport, take one of the following NFTA buses to the Eagle Street & Washington Street bus stop.  You will need exactly $2 for the fare. The driver cannot give change.  

    • “24B DOWNTOWN” - Approximately 45 minutes from the airport to Eagle Street & Washington Street

    • “24L DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON LIMITED STOPS” - Approximately 35 minutes from the airport to Eagle Street & Washington Street

  2. From there, take a short walk to the Buffalo bus station which is located at 181 Ellicott Street.

    Map to transfer from Buffalo City Bus to main Bus Terminal for Coach USA to SUNY Fredonia
    Walking route from the 24B/24L bus stop at Eagle St. & Washington St. to the Buffalo Bus Station.
  3. Next, transfer to a COACH USA bus at the downtown Buffalo bus station:
    • Buy a ticket for the "SUNY Fredonia" stop from the Coach USA desk or from the COACH USA bus driver (One way: $6.20, Round Trip: $11.80). See the Coach USA bus timetable for travel times from the Buffalo Bus Station to the SUNY Fredonia stop.

Option B: Taxi

There will be taxis waiting in a taxi queue at the airport.  

  • You can hire a taxi to take you to SUNY Fredonia but the fair will be approximately $120 without tip.
  • The car ride should take approximately one hour to campus.   

By Train

Amtrak (1-800-USA-RAIL) runs a line to Exchange Street Station in Buffalo, NY. From there it is a quick walk to the Buffalo Metro (Bus) Station for a Coach USA connection to Fredonia.

Directions from the Amtrak Exchange Street Station to Bus Stations at 181 Ellicott Street (walking)

1. Start going WEST on Exchange Street towards Washington Street
2. Turn RIGHT onto Washington Street
3. Turn RIGHT onto S. Division Street/ NY-5 E
4. Turn LEFT onto Ellicott St. Continue to 181 Ellicott Street Bus Station
Distance, .50 miles

For information on the Coach USA bus to Fredonia, please contact the Fredonia Ticket Office 716-673-3501. 

By Bus

Tickets for Coach USA bus services are available through our Fredonia Ticket Office 716-673-3501. 

Bus Schedule

View the Coach USA bus timetable PDF to choose an appropriate ticket to the SUNY Fredonia stop.

The Buffalo Metro Station (located at 181 Ellicott Street) is the main connection for New York Trailways, Coach USA, and Greyhound buses, offering travel throughout the United States. 

Once in Buffalo, you can connect to the Coach USA bus, which runs several times a day from Buffalo to Fredonia. More information on this bus can be found through the Fredonia Ticket Office.

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Area Restaurants

Casual, family style restaurants

64 on the Pier 
Lakeshore Dr. (Pier) Dunkirk, N.Y.

64 on the Rocks 
64 W. Main Street, Fredonia, N.Y.

Aunt Millies Kitchen - Full Menu
Rt. 5 and 20 Irving, N.Y. - 15-20 minutes from Fredonia 716-934-2525

B.J.’S Downwind Café
51 W. Main St., Fredonia, N.Y. 716-672-2278

Central Station
332 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-366-8463

China King (take out only) 
D&F Plaza, Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-366-8318

DeJohn’s Italian Spaghetti House
26-28 West Main St. Fredonia, N.Y. 716-672-4755

Demetri’s Family Restaurant - Greek
6-8 Lakeshore Drive., Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-366-4187

Domus Fare
41 W. Main St. Fredonia, N.Y. 716-672-4141

D.P. Dough
13 East Main St., Fredonia, N.Y. 716-679-9664

33 Church St, Fredonia, N.Y. 14063 716-680-8020

El Azteca (Mexican)
Top’s Plaza
3955 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-363-0300

Ellicottville Brewing Company
34 West Main St., Fredonia, N.Y. 716-679-7939

22 Water Street, Fredonia, N.Y. 716-672-6999

Lena’s Pizza Parlor
18 Canadaway St., Fredonia, N.Y. 716-679-1959

Mary’s Deli -Subs, wings, pizza
100 W. Main St., Fredonia, N.Y. 716-679-9022

Pizza Wings N’ Things
35 W. Main St., Fredonia, N.Y. 716-672-2111

Sullivan's - Hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.
3950 E. Main St., Fredonia, N.Y. 716-672-6225

Upper Crust Bakery - bakery items and sandwiches
27 Main St., Fredonia, N.Y. 716-672-2253

Buddy Brewsters Ale House
10450 Bennett Rd. (Rt. 60) Fredonia, N.Y. 716-401-3017

Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse
10370 Bennett Rd, Fredonia, N.Y. 14063 716-672-8886

National Chains

10428 Bennett Rd (Rt. 60), Fredonia, N.Y.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill
3908 Vineyard Dr. Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-366-6700

Burger King
Rt. 60, Fredonia, N.Y.

Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell
10517 Bennett Road, Dunkirk, N.Y.

McDonald’s (Open 24 hours)
Rt. 60, Fredonia, N.Y.

Denny's (Open 24 hours)
Rt. 60, Fredonia, N.Y.
Serving breakfast, lunch and light dinners

Fine Dining

Reservations are recommended for the following:

In Chautauqua (N.Y.) - 45 minute drive

Chautauqua Institution
Athenaeum Hotel
Lake Dr. Chautauqua, N.Y. 716-357-4444

St. Elmo Hotel
1 N Pratt, Chautauqua, N.Y. 716-357-3566

Dunkirk - 5 minute drive

Manning's Fireside Manor
Rte. 5, West of Dunkirk, N.Y.                               
Featuring steak, seafood and specials 716-679-1199

Clarion Hotel
30 Lake Shore Dr. E. Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-366-8350

Shorewood Country Club
4958 W. Lake Road, Rte. 5, Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-366-1880

In the Jamestown (N.Y.) Area – 45 minute drive (est.)

Landmark Restaurant
516 West 4th Street 716-664-7272
Featuring Italian and seafood

In Irving (N.Y.) - 20 minute drive

The Colony Restaurant
876 Main Rd., (Rt. 5/20) Irving, N.Y. 716-934-4826
Full dinner menu including nightly specials, seafood, steaks; est. 20 minutes drive.

In Mayville (N.Y.) - 40 minute drive

Andriaccio’s Family Restaurant (Italian)
4837 W. Lake Rd. Mayville, N.Y. 716-753-5200

Lakeview at the Docks
Water Street, Mayville, N.Y. 716-753-2813

Lakeview Hotel and Restaurant
13 Water St. Mayville, N.Y. 716-753-2813
Open for lunch and dinner – Major Credit Cards

Watermark Restaurant
188 S. Erie Street, Mayville, N.Y. 716-753-2900

In Westfield (N.Y.) - 20 minute drive

Brazill's on Main Street
7 E. Main Street, Westfield, N.Y. 14787 716-326-2203

Calarco's Restaurant & Lounge
15 Market St, Westfield, N.Y. 14787 716-326-3415

Hotel/Motel Accommodations

The number of rooms in the immediate area will be limited, therefore, reservations should be made as soon as possible to ensure your accommodation.

In the Fredonia/Dunkirk area

Best Western
3912 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-366-7100
Toll free: 1-888-386-5475

Comfort Inn
3952 Vineyard Dr., Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-672-4450
Toll free: 1-888-672-8676

Clarion Hotel
30 Lakeshore Ave Dr. East, Dunkirk, N.Y. 716-366-8350

In Bemus Point (N.Y.) (30 minute drive)

Lenhart Hotel
20 Lakeside Dr., Bemus Point, N.Y. 716-386-2715

At the Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua (N.Y.) (40 minute drive)

Athenaeum Hotel
 Lake Drive Chautauqua, N.Y. 716-357-4444

Spencer "Victorian" Hotel
25 Palestine Ave. Chautauqua, N.Y. 716-357-3785

In Hamburg (N.Y.) (40 minute drive)

Comfort Inn
3615 Commerce Place, Hamburg, N.Y. 716-648-2922

Hampton Inn Buffalo-Hamburg
5444 Camp Road, Hamburg, N.Y. 716-649-3769 

Holiday Inn Express
3565d Commerce Place, Hamburg, N.Y. 716-648-9200

Red Roof Inn
5370 Camp Road, Hamburg, N.Y. 716-648-7222

In Jamestown (N.Y.) (30 minute drive)

Comfort Inn
2800 N. Main Street, Jamestown, N.Y. 716-664-5920

Radisson Hotel
150 N. 4th Street, Jamestown, N.Y. 716-664-3400

In Mayville (N.Y.) (30 minute drive)

Webb's Year Round Resort
115 W. Lake Road, Mayville, N.Y. 716-753-2161


Bed and Breakfasts

Brick House Bed & Breakfast (20 minute drive)
7573 E Route 20, Westfield, N.Y. 716-326-6262

Candlelight Lodge Bed & Breakfast (20 minute drive)
143 E. Main Route 20, Westfield, N.Y. 716-326-2830

Edwards Waterhouse Inn
71 Central Avenue, Fredonia, N.Y. 716-672-6751

Oaks Bed & Breakfast (40 minute drive)
1103 West 3rd Street, Jamestown, N.Y. 716-720-5267

Local Attractions

Undergraduate Admissions Office

  • Maytum Hall, 6th Floor 280 Central Ave. State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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