There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Elmira by bus, train, 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.

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Bus  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to Elmira, NY Harrisburg

$57 - $114

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Train, bus  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to Elmira, NY

$164 - $386

Drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Elmira 285.8 miles

$28 - $45

Fly Washington Dulles to Ithaca, bus  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Ithaca (ITH) IAD - ITH
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Owego, NY
  3. Take the bus from Owego, NY to Elmira

$264 - $1,171

Fly Reagan Washington to Syracuse, bus  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Syracuse (SYR) DCA - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton to Elmira

$170 - $508

Fly Washington Dulles to Syracuse, bus  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Syracuse (SYR) IAD - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton to Elmira

$156 - $495

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Elmira is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Elmira is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The distance between Washington and Elmira is 222 miles. The road distance is 285.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 8 h to get from Washington to Elmira, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Elmira. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Elmira, NY via Harrisburg Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Elmira, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Elmira via Harrisburg, Pa and Harrisburg Transportation Center in around 8 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Syracuse via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton to Elmira
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $65
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$14 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40

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