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Cheap flights to Elmira, NY

Round-trip from $449 From New York to Elmira
One-way from $163 One-way flight from New York to Elmira
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Elmira related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Elmira along with the rest of United States. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland and Brazil in the past 14 days. With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21); There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa; Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces; Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19); Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction; B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities; Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers returning to the US are advised to stay home as much as possible, avoid being around people and consider getting tested for COVID-19 after returning from travel and participated in higher risk activities.

All other info

Travelers are subject to COVID-19 measures set by the state/territory of their final destination. For more information go to CDC website.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Elmira and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Elmira flights by month

January
$394
February
$347
March
$356
April
$356
May
$394
June
$406
July
$390
August
$392
September
$366
October
$343
November
$338
December
$381
Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Elmira. Flying to Elmira in June will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Elmira?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - ELM
Price
$338 - $518
ELM
Temperature
32 - 78.8 °F
ELM
Rainfall
2.32 - 4.8 inches

Elmira has a humid continental climate which is defined by four seasons that include hot summers from May to September and cold winters with regular snowfall from December to February.  The peak period coincides with the summer months of May to September and July temperature are generally around 28C with a rise in humidity. Flights are more expensive at this time of year as school and college holidays mean an influx of visitors who are attracted by the town’s proximity to the Finger Lakes region.

A pleasant alternative to peak season is the shoulder season months of March to May when spring comes to Elmira and foliage begins to appear after the winter snows.  It is mild, with temperatures of approximately 15C by April and flights to Elmira are less costly.  The fall foliage also brings visitors to this scenic part of New York state, and from October through November you can take advantage of deals on shoulder season flights, and with temperatures still as high as 10C in November it is comfortable and mild.

Low season is from early December until the end of February when dropping temperatures and snowy conditions mean that the city is less busy.  However, with the exception of the Christmas period, it is a great time to look for cheap flights to Elmira.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Elmira?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Elmira. Monday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Elmira?

Elmira flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

Elmira overview

Elmira is in a scenic part of New York State known as the Southern Tier, and is close to the Pennsylvania state border.  The town lies on the Chemung River and is also within easy reach of the Finger Lakes region where boating, water sports, fishing and nature watching are popular pursuits.  The city is also a great base from which to explore the wonderful vineyards and wineries that are a feature of the Finger Lakes area.

The city itself has much to offer visitors, and it is known for Woodlawn National Cemetery where visitors can see the last resting place of famous American author Mark Twain. Other notable people who are buried at Woodlawn include Miles Davis, F.W. Woolworth, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington.

Children will love spending the day at Harris Hill Amusements, where batting cages and go karts are just some of the things they can try.  Adventurous types may enjoy taking a flight in a glider at Harris Hill Soaring Centre, or learning all about gliders and other aircraft at The National Soaring Museum.  

Spend the day at Newtown Battlefield State Park or shopping in the city.  There is something to appeal to all ages in Elmira, and whether you’re a history fan, art lover or outdoor enthusiast there is always something exciting to see or do.

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Getting around Elmira

Local bus services cover all areas of the city, and there is also an excellent shuttle service for shoppers.  You can also find local taxis who will charge you as set or metered fare for local journeys.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM) is just 9 miles (14 km) from the centre of the city and there are regional flights from the main international airports in the area such as Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) which is 95 miles (152 km) away.  Getting into the city is easy and you will find taxis for hire outside the terminal as well as car rental outlets inside. 

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