There are 5 ways to get from Albany to Elmira by bus, car, plane, taxi or train

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Binghamton, NY Albany
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY Binghampton-Olean

$45 - $66

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Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Elmira 196.5 miles

$19 - $28

Fly Albany to Elmira/Corning  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) ALB - ELM

$192 - $842

Fly Albany to Ithaca, taxi  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Ithaca (ITH) ALB - ITH
  2. Take a taxi from Ithaca to Elmira

$292 - $1,196

Train to Newark, fly to Elmira/Corning  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) EWR - ELM

$239 - $941

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Elmira is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Elmira is to drive which costs $19 - $28 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Elmira. However, there are services departing from Albany, NY and arriving at Elmira, NY via Binghamton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Albany and Elmira is 161 miles. The road distance is 196.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Elmira without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $45 - $70.

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It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Albany to Elmira, including transfers.

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Albany to Elmira bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Albany, NY station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Elmira is to bus which takes 5 h 35 min and costs $45 - $70. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $190 - $850 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Elmira/Corning Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 56 min and has one stopover.

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Albany to Elmira bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Elmira, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Elmira.
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  • Distance: 161.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Elmira, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Albany to Elmira via Binghamton, NY in around 5 h 35 min. Alternatively, Delta and United Airlines fly from Albany to Elmira every 2 hours.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Elmira/Corning via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Albany to Elmira/Corning via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Elmira/Corning
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Albany to Elmira/Corning via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Seat
$65 - $110
Bedroom
$270 - $330
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ithaca to Elmira
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Ithaca Dispatch
Phone
+1 607-277-8294
Website
ithacataxi.biz
Green Hornet Taxi
Phone
+1 607-280-3779
Website
greenhornettaxicab.com
Collegetown Cab
Phone
+1 607-588-8888

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Elmira is 196 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Albany to Elmira.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Albany Airport to Elmira/Corning Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Elmira. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 42 min and costs $2.

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