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There are 6 ways to get from New York to Watkins Glen by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route

$67 - $96

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Bus via Ithaca, NY  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route

$67 - $96

Megabus, bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the Megabus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY PABT-Binghamton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Ithaca, NY Binghamton / ...

$81 - $143

Drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Drive from New York to Watkins Glen 243.4 miles

$23 - $35

Fly Newark to Elmira/Corning  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) EWR - ELM

$207 - $872

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Ithaca  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ithaca (ITH) PHL - ITH

$325 - $765

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Watkins Glen is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Watkins Glen is to fly which costs $200 - $900 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between New York and Watkins Glen is 188 miles. The road distance is 243.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Watkins Glen without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 52 min and costs $65 - $100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 52 min to get from New York to Watkins Glen, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New York to Watkins Glen is to bus which takes 4 h 52 min and costs $65 - $100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $900 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Elmira/Corning Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 11 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Watkins Glen is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to drive from New York to Watkins Glen.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Elmira/Corning Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Watkins Glen. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to Watkins Glen.
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  • Distance: 188.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 52 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Watkins Glen, NY, USA?

OurBus operates a bus from New York to Watkins Glen once a week. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from New York to Watkins Glen twice daily.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Elmira/Corning
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from New York, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.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
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Binghamton, Ny to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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The best way to get from New York to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $17.

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