There are 4 ways to get from Albany to Elmira by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  5 h 40 min

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

$45 - $66

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY

$72 - $171

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Elmira 196.5 miles

$19 - $28

Fly  •  5 h 48 min

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

$192 - $842

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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 takes 3 h 21 min and costs $19 - $28.

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The distance between Albany and Elmira is 258 km. The road distance is 314 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min to get from Albany to Elmira, including transfers.

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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 40 min.

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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 40 min. Alternatively, Delta and United Airlines fly from Albany to Elmira every 2 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Elmira/Corning via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Albany to Elmira/Corning via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Albany to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$45 - $65
Economy Plus
$70 - $100
Business
$65 - $95
Business Plus/Sleeper
$120 - $170
Bus operators
Trailways New York
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
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$25 - $40

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