There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Elmira by plane, train, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) BOS - ELM

$182 - $810

Cheapest option

Bus via New York, NY  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY

$54 - $86

4 alternative options

Train, bus via New York Penn Station  •  9 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Binghamton, Ny Nyc
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY

$162 - $420

Bus  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Binghamton, Ny Nyc
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY

$55 - $119

Train Amtrak, bus  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Schenectady Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Schenectady, NY to Binghamton, NY
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY

$86 - $176

Drive  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Elmira 362.2 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Elmira is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Elmira is to fly which costs $180 - $850 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Elmira. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Elmira, NY via New York, Ny and Binghamton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 55 min.

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The distance between Boston and Elmira is 296 miles. The road distance is 362.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Elmira without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 33 min and costs $160 - $420.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Boston to Elmira, including transfers.

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Boston to Elmira bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Elmira is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs $180 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $120 and takes 9 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Elmira.
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  • Distance: 296.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Elmira, NY, USA?

United Airlines, Delta and three other airlines fly from Boston to Elmira hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Elmira via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Binghamton, Ny, and Binghamton, NY in around 9 h 55 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Philadelphia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 46 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Richmond, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Schenectady, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Book at
ourbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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