The fountain in Kaminski Park on the Roswell Park campus

Directions, Parking & Lodging

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Located on 29 acres in downtown Buffalo, between the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is a 10-minute drive from the Canadian border.

It is served by the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, which offers 110 daily nonstop flights, and the Niagara Falls International Airport, which accommodates international charter and cargo flights.

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Elm & Carlton Street
Buffalo, New York 14263

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Driving directions

  • Take the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) to Exit 51W;
  • Exit and merge onto Route 33 West/Kensington Expressway
  • Exit at Locust St.
  • Turn right at the first traffic light (Michigan Ave.)
  • Continue on Michigan Ave. for two blocks to Carlton St.
  • Turn left at the traffic signal onto Carlton St.
  • The entrance will be on your right at the end of the block.
  • Take the QEW toward Buffalo, NY
  • Cross the Peace Bridge into the U.S.
  • Follow signs for the I-190 South to the Elm St. exit
  • At the end of Elm St., turn left onto Goodell St.
  • Merge into the right lane and turn right onto Ellicott St.
  • Follow Ellicott St. to Carlton St.
  • Turn right onto Carlton St. and proceed to Elm St.
  • The entrance will be on your left.
  • From Carlton or High streets, proceed west to Main St.
  • Turn right onto Main St.
  • Turn left on to North St.
  • Continue on North St. (which becomes Porter Ave.) and follow signs to the Peace Bridge
  • Turn right onto Bridge Plaza
Kim Sweeney, Vice President of Patient Care Experience, explains the ease of traveling to Roswell Park within Western New York.

Travel by plane

Buffalo/Niagara International Airport is approximately six miles from Roswell Park. Many area hotels offer shuttle bus transportation from the airport. Taxi service and rental cars also are available.

Travel by bus

Buffalo is served by a number of bus lines at the main bus station, which is about two miles from Roswell Park. Visit Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to see routes, schedules and fare information, or call 716-855-7211.

Travel by Metro rail

The city's metro rail stop at the Allen/Medical Campus Station is one block from Roswell Park; the station is at Main and Allen streets. For schedules and fare information, visit the NFTA website or call 716-855-7211.

Travel by train

Amtrak provides rail service to Buffalo, and taxi service is available at the train station.


Roswell Park is conveniently located in downtown Buffalo, NY. The main entrance is on Carlton Street between Michigan Avenue and Elm Street. The main entrance is on Carlton Street between Michigan Avenue and Elm Street. Valet parking and wheelchairs for patient use are available at the main entrance to the hospital — wheelchairs are also available on the third floor of the parking ramp.

When arriving at Roswell Park, you may park in the parking ramp on Carlton St, through either the Carlton or Elm Street entrances. Handicapped parking spots are available on the ramp’s first floor. Use the enclosed walkway on the ramp’s third floor to enter the hospital or cross Carlton at the crosswalk. The walkway is particularly useful in inclement weather. 

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Parking ramp rates

  • Less than 2 hours: $4
  • Less than 3 hours: $6
  • Less than 4 hours: $7
  • Less than 5 hours: $8
  • From 5 to 24 hours: $9

Valet parking

In addition to the parking ramp, you have the option to valet park your vehicle Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (excluding holidays). Valet is $5 for patients and $10 for visitors/non-patients. Wheelchair assistance is available at the front entrance for patients who require extra assistance. 

Patient drop-off

Drop-off for patients entering the hospital, including taxis, ridesharing services or other means of transportation, must enter through our Radiation Medicine parking lot, located on North Oak Street.

For patients with an appointment in the Scott Bieler Clinical Sciences Center, a new drop-off has opened along Michigan Ave. This helps patients avoid having to enter the main entrance of the hospital and walk through the corridor to the CSC. The curbside drop-off is for quick, 5-minute drop-offs and pick-ups only.

Discounted patient parking

Patients will receive a Patient Rate QR Validation upon arrival for a flat rate of $4 for a 24-hour period — patients and visitors can receive this QR Validation from a member of our volunteer staff in the main lobby.

Your ramp parking may be paid at the cashier booth when leaving the ramp, or at the Pay on Foot station, located in the front entrance lobby past Valet Concierge. To utilize this service, you will:

  • Insert your parking ticket from the ramp into the machine.
  • Scan your Patient Rate QR Validation.
  • Pay the $4 fee with either cash or credit.
  • The Pay on Foot station will print an exit ticket, which can be used at the Carlton exit ramp cashier lanes, or at the exit station at Elm Street when leaving.  
  • Once you receive your parking exit ticket, you have 25 minutes to retrieve your vehicle and exit the parking ramp.
Roswell Park Parking Pass
11-visit passes are available for purchase on the ground floor of the parking ramp.

Roswell Park also offers a discounted 11-visit pass for $40 (a savings of up to $59) for patients and visitors. Please visit the parking office on the ground floor of the parking ramp to purchase a pass.

On-street parking

Metered on-street parking is also available. However, please consider the length of your visit and meter expiration times to avoid getting a City of Buffalo parking ticket.

The Buffalo Roam app allows you to pay for metered parking on your phone. You may download the app on your iPhone or Android device at Look for signs for where Buffalo Roam is accepted.

Public transportation

The Metro Rail Allen/Hospital station is at Main and Allen Streets, three blocks from Roswell Park. Bus lines also run nearby. For route, schedule and fare information, call the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority at 716-855-7211.


Many local hotels and hospitality houses in downtown Buffalo offer special rates to Roswell Park patients, their families and visitors. Patients or family members from outside the area who have Medicaid may qualify for lodging assistance.

782 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

Kevin Guest House, America’s first healthcare hospitality house, provides a comfortable and supportive home-away-from-home for out-of-town patients and their families. In addition to 10 guest rooms in the main house, Kevin Guest House maintains four transplant-recovery apartments for blood and marrow transplant patients and for extended-stay guests. Kevin Guest House is immediately adjacent to the Roswell Park campus.

The suggested donation for lodging at Kevin Guest House is $25 per person per night for the main house rooms and a $50 flat rate per night for the apartments. To make reservations, call 716-882-1818 or e-mail

125 High St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

The Wyndham Garden is a 100-room hotel located on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Guests can safely and quickly travel via an indoor walkway to reach Roswell Park, Buffalo General and Oishei Children's Hospital. The hotel, a smoke-free property, offers the following amenities in each room: microwave, refrigerator, in-room safe, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and coffee maker. On-site laundry facilities, a business center, fitness center and restaurant are available. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle for travel in the immediate downtown area. Nightly room rates start at $113.00 and are available to all patients, family members, doctors, consultants, direct bill reservations, etc. This rate will always be available (as long as the rooms are available) and will not increase the rate, even on high-demand dates and will never charge a fee for a canceled room. Please click the link above for the discounted rates. For more information, call 716-845-0112 or 1-866-697-3524.

780 West Ferry
Buffalo, NY 14222

The Ronald McDonald House provides safe, comfortable and affordable lodging to families of pediatric patients (under age 21) in Buffalo area hospitals. The 107-year-old mansion, located on a lovely residential street, offers each family a private bedroom, fully stocked kitchen, playroom, free laundry facilities and van service to and from their hospital. The room fee is $15 per night, with check-in available from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

2 Fountain Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14202

The Hyatt Regency offers a discounted rate of $97 per night for friends and family of patients. This 396-room property provides deluxe amenities and a convenient location. For more details, call 716-856-1234.

510 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202

Best Western offers discounted rates to Roswell Park patients and their loved ones starting at $75 per night for double occupancy. Amenities include free parking, continental breakfast and shuttle service to the hospital.

For more information about other lodging options near Roswell Park, visit the Buffalo Niagara Visitors Bureau.