Directions, Parking & Lodging

Directions

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Located on 28 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 Sts.
Buffalo, New York 14263


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GPS address:
665 Elm St.
Buffalo, NY 14203

Please note that the above address is not Roswell Park's mailing address.

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Driving Directions

From within the United States

  • 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.

From Canada

  • 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.

Returning to Canada

  • 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

Roswell Park's parking garage is on the southeast corner of Carlton and Elm streets, across from the hospital entrance. Clearance in the parking garage is 6' 5". Valet parking also is available.

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.

Parking

Roswell Park is conveniently located in downtown Buffalo, NY. 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.

When arriving at Roswell Park, you may park in the parking ramp on Carlton St. 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 St. at the crosswalk. The walkway is particularly useful in inclement weather.

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, valet parking is available for patients from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays). There is a $1 charge for valet services in addition to the parking rates. Valet attendants will assist you at the hospital's main entrance.

You may pay for parking with cash or major credit cards (except AmEx), and for valet parking with cash only.

Discounted Patient Parking

Inpatients (or their drivers) may obtain a stamp for reduced parking rates on their day of admission or discharge, and outpatients may obtain the stamp on their visit days by presenting their patient card and ramp parking ticket at the Information Desk in the lobby on the hospital’s ground floor.

The reduced-rate stamp parking fee is $4 for 24 hours; add $1 if you use the valet service.

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

Roswell Park Parking 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 iOS or Android device at Buffaloroamapp.com. 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 or visit NFTA.com/metro.

Lodging

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.

The Kevin Guest House
782 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203
716-882-1818

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 info@kevinguesthouse.org.

Wyndham Garden Hotel
125 High St., Buffalo, NY 14203
716-262-8892

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 for Roswell Park patients and family members are $108.00 for a standard room, $128.00 for a deluxe room and $158.00 for a suite. A hospital consultant rate is available for doctors, researchers, consultants and contractors. Please click the link above for the discounted rates. For more information, call 716-845-0112 or 1-866-697-3524.

The Ronald McDonald House
780 West Ferry, Buffalo, NY 14222
716-883-1177

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.

Hyatt Regency Buffalo
2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202
716-856-1234

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. The standard room rate includes complimentary shuttle service to and from Roswell Park. For more details, call 716-856-1234.

Best Western
510 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202
716-886-8333

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.