There are 7 ways to get from Erie to Elmira by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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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Train, bus  •  8 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY

$76 - $168

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Bus  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Binghamton, Ny 212
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY Binghampton-Olean

$51 - $107

5 alternative options

Bus via Olean, NY  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny 212
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
  3. Take the bus from Olean, NY to Elmira, NY

$63 - $119

Bus #2  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny 212
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Binghamton, Ny 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY

$60 - $129

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Erie to Elmira 211 miles

$20 - $30

Fly to Elmira/Corning  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Erie (ERI) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) ERI - ELM

$252 - $1,242

Fly to Ithaca, taxi  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Erie (ERI) to Ithaca (ITH) ERI - ITH
  2. Take a taxi from Ithaca to Elmira

$392 - $1,697

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Erie to Elmira. However, there are services departing from Erie, Pa and arriving at Elmira, NY via Buffalo, NY and Olean, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 59 min.

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The distance between Erie and Elmira is 169 miles. The road distance is 211 miles.

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The best way to get from Erie to Elmira without a car is to train and bus which takes 8 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 47 min to get from Erie to Elmira, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Erie to Elmira is to bus which takes 8 h 59 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 5 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Erie Airport to Elmira/Corning Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Erie to Elmira is 211 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to drive from Erie to Elmira.

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

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  • Distance: 169 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 47 min

What companies run services between Erie, PA, USA and Elmira, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Erie to Elmira via Buffalo, Ny, Buffalo, NY, Olean, NY, and Olean, NY in around 8 h 59 min. Alternatively, Delta flies from Erie to Elmira every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Erie to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Erie to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Erie to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,700
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 Erie Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
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 Syracuse, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Erie, Pa to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Erie, Pa to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Olean, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.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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The best way to get from Erie to Erie Airport is to line 31 bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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