There are 5 ways to get from Erie to Elmira by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus via Rochester Amtrak  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Ithaca, Ny 212
  3. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Owego, NY
  4. Take the bus from Owego, NY to Elmira

$80 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 41 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

$63 - $124

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9 h 7 min

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

$76 - $169

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Erie to Elmira 211 miles

$20 - $30

Fly  •  3 h 58 min

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

$279 - $1,275

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, and Olean, NY in around 8 h 41 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Erie Amtrak to Rochester Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Erie Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 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
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Rochester, Ny to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
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 Syracuse, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Owego, NY
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.com
Bus from Owego, NY to Elmira
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Olean, NY to Elmira
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
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
$25 - $50
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Refundable
$25 - $40

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Erie to Elmira?

The distance between Erie and Elmira is 270 km. The road distance is 338 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Erie to Elmira?

The cheapest way to get from Erie to Elmira is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Erie to Elmira?

The quickest way to get from Erie to Elmira is to drive which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $20 - $30.

Is there a direct bus between Erie and Elmira?

No, there is no direct bus from Erie to Elmira. However, there are services departing from Erie, Pa and arriving at Elmira via Buffalo, NY and Olean, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 41 min.

How long does it take to get from Erie to Elmira?

It takes approximately 8 h 40 min to get from Erie to Elmira, including transfers.