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

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Bus  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls, ON Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Niagara Falls, NY to Elmira, NY OurBus

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Train, bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls GO Lw / ...
  2. Take the bus from Niagara Falls, NY to Elmira, NY OurBus

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Train, bus via Rochester  •  9h 38m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Rochester VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Elmira, NY

Train, bus via Syracuse  •  10h 8m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Syracuse VIA Rail
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Elmira, NY

Drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Elmira 242.3 miles

Fly Toronto to Elmira/Corning  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) YYZ - ELM

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Elmira/Corning  •  9h 44m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) BUF - ELM

Fly Toronto to Ithaca, bus  •  9h 33m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Ithaca (ITH) YYZ - ITH
  2. Take the bus from Tompkins County Library to Transportation Center

Toronto to Elmira by bus and walk

The journey time between Toronto and Elmira is around 17h 15m and covers a distance of around 255 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 11h 28m. The fastest journey normally takes 17h 15m. Operated by Megabus Canada, Transit Systems of Niagara, NFTA and others, the Toronto to Elmira service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Elmira, NY. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 46m
Layover time:
11h 28m
Total time:
17h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
17h 15m
Journey distance:
255 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
50 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:30
Last service departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Elmira bus and walk schedules

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Conditions of entry into United States from Canada

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding for air passengers 2 years of age or older
  • Unvaccinated travellers are recommended to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days; take a COVID-19 test 3 days after arriving. If test is positive arrivals need to self-isolate until fully recovered
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Elmira is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Elmira is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Elmira is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from United States.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Elmira is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 4h 33m.

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The fastest way to get from Toronto to Elmira is to drive which takes 4h 33m and costs $40 - $60.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto station to Elmira. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at Elmira, NY via Bridge@Erie, Main St & Bath Ave and Niagara Falls, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 36m.

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The distance between Toronto and Elmira is 170 miles. The road distance is 242.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Elmira without a car is to bus which takes 7h 36m and costs $55 - $90.

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It takes approximately 7h 36m to get from Toronto to Elmira, including transfers.

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Toronto to Elmira bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Elmira is to bus which takes 7h 36m and costs $55 - $90. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $410 - $550 and takes 8h 26m.

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There is no direct flight from Toronto Airport to Elmira/Corning Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 26m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Elmira.
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  • Distance: 170.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 36m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Elmira, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Toronto to Elmira via Niagara Falls, ON, Bridge@Erie, NF Bus Terminal, Main St & Bath Ave, Rainbow Blvd & 1st St, and Niagara Falls, NY in around 7h 36m. Alternatively, Delta, WestJet and Air Canada fly from Toronto to Elmira every 2 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Toronto to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $390
Flights from Toronto to Elmira/Corning via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 26m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Flights from Toronto to Elmira/Corning via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $480
Flights from Toronto to Elmira/Corning via Atlanta, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $550
Flights from Buffalo to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $430
Flights from Buffalo to Elmira/Corning via Minneapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $600
Flights from Toronto to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $650
Flights from Toronto to Ithaca via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$550 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $2,600
Flights from Toronto to Ithaca via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $4,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Ithaca via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,900
Train operators
GO Transit
Phone
+1 888-438-6646
Website
gotransit.com
Train from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls GO
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
GO Transit
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$20 - $35
Business
$67 - $72
Economy
$41 - $42
EconomyPlus
$45 - $70
Train from Toronto Union Station to Rochester
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $50
Business
$80 - $100
Economy
$57 - $62
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Train from Toronto Union Station to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $160
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$45 - $60
Business
$95 - $120
Economy
$70 - $80
EconomyPlus
$110 - $160
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Niagara Falls, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
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megabus.ca
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Niagara Falls, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
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 Ithaca, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Niagara Airbus
CTran
Phone
+1 607-734-5212
Website
ridectran.com
Bus from Tompkins County Library to Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ridectran.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Elmira is 242 miles. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from Toronto to Elmira.

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

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There are 27+ hotels available in Elmira. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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