There are 8 ways to get from Boston to Elmira by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Ithaca, NY Boston, MA - Albany, NY - Ithaca, NY
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Elmira, NY

$34 - $65

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Train, bus via New York  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY 300 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY

$76 - $200

Bus via Syracuse  •  11h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Syracuse, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Destiny USA to Elmira, NY

$60 - $84

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 11m

  1. Drive from Boston to Elmira 362.3 miles

$35 - $55

Fly to Elmira/Corning  •  5h 50m

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

$212 - $600

Fly to Rochester, bus  •  7h 28m

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

$89 - $416

Fly to Syracuse, bus  •  6h 44m

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

$105 - $481

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Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Elmira is to fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Elmira. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Elmira, NY via Schwartz Performing Arts Center and Ithaca, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 40m.

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The distance between Boston and Elmira is 296 miles. The road distance is 362.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Elmira without a car is to bus which takes 8h 40m and costs $30 - $65.

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It takes approximately 8h 40m to get from Boston to Elmira, including transfers.

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Boston to Elmira bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Boston, MA station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Elmira is to bus which takes 8h 40m and costs $30 - $65. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 5h 50m.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Elmira/Corning Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 35m and has one stopover.

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Boston to Elmira bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Elmira, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Elmira.
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  • Distance: 296.3 miles
  • Duration: 8h 40m

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

You can take a bus from Boston to Elmira via Schwartz Performing Arts Center, Ithaca Commons - Seneca St, and Ithaca, NY in around 8h 40m. Alternatively, Delta flies from Boston to Elmira hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Philadelphia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Buffalo, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Reagan Washington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Newark, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Columbus, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Indianapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Boston to Elmira/Corning via Cleveland, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
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
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
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 Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Destiny USA to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
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 Rochester, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
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 New York, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Boston South Buses to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $95
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from New York, NY - 625 8th Ave P.A. Terminal to Binghamton, NY - 81 Chenango Street
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$40 - $55
Online Fare
$18 - $26
Advanced Purchase
$24 - $35
Standard Fare
$32 - $36
Refundable
$40 - $43

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Elmira is 362 miles. It takes approximately 6h 11m to drive from Boston to Elmira.

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Delta offers flights from Boston Airport to Elmira/Corning Airport.

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There are 20+ 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 - $11.

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