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There are 11 ways to get from Boston to Elmira by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to New York Gw Bridge "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Elmira, NY OurBus

$48 - $77

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Train, bus via New York  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Elmira, NY OurBus

$63 - $170

Bus via Owego  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Midtown NYC
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Owego, NY
  3. Take the bus from Owego, NY to Elmira, NY

$79 - $96

Train, bus  •  12h 14m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Elmira, NY

$69 - $97

Drive  •  6h 12m

  1. Drive from Boston to Elmira 361.5 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Syracuse, bus  •  6h 47m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Syracuse (SYR) BOS - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Elmira, NY

$95 - $264

Fly to Rochester, bus  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Rochester (ROC) BOS - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Airport & Terminal Lower Level to Macvittie Union
  3. Take the bus from Geneseo, NY to Elmira, NY

$88 - $279

Fly to New York La Guardia, bus  •  8h 57m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Elmira, NY

$67 - $239

Fly to New York JFK, bus  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Elmira, NY

$104 - $282

Fly to Newark, bus  •  8h 57m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Elmira, NY

$59 - $253

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Buffalo (BUF) BOS - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo to Batavia
  3. Take the bus from Batavia, NY to Elmira, NY

$106 - $249

Boston to Elmira by bus

The bus journey time between Boston and Elmira is around 2 days 10h and covers a distance of around 444 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 2 days 10h. Operated by Greyhound USA and OurBus, the Boston to Elmira bus service departs from Boston and arrives in Elmira, NY. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Elmira is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Elmira is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Elmira. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Elmira, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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The distance between Boston and Elmira is 296 miles. The road distance is 361.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Elmira without a car is to bus which takes 9h 45m and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 9h 45m to get from Boston to Elmira, including transfers.

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Boston to Elmira bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston station.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Syracuse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 12m.

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Boston to Elmira bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Elmira, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Elmira is 362 miles. It takes approximately 6h 12m to drive from Boston to Elmira.

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  • Distance: 296.3 miles
  • Duration: 9h 45m

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

You can take a bus from Boston to Elmira via New York, NY in around 9h 45m.

Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $450
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Boston to New York JFK via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from Boston to Newark via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $500
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$10 - $220
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$11 - $240
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$11 - $230
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $260
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Boston South Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston to New York Gw Bridge
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Buffalo to Batavia
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$28 - $40
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Geneseo, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Batavia, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Boston to Midtown NYC
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Owego, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Owego, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Geneseo to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Batavia, Ny
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Book at
trailwaysny.com
RTS
Phone
+1 585-288-1700
Website
myrts.com
Bus from Airport & Terminal Lower Level to Macvittie Union
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
myrts.com

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JetBlue Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Syracuse Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Elmira. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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