Finger Lakes

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Getting to Finger Lakes


While Elmira/Corning (ELM) and Ithaca (ITH) have regional airports, and Rochester (RST) and Syracuse (SYR) have international airports, most visitors arrive by plane to a large international airport (in Buffalo, Toronto, or New York City) and rent a car.


Elmira/Corning (ELM) and Ithaca (ITH) are serviced by Northwest and US Airways. Rochester (RST) is serviced by Air Canada, Airtran, American, Continental, Delta, Jetblue, Northwest, United, and US Airways. Syracuse (SYR) is serviced by American, Continental, Delta, Jetblue, Northwest, United, and US Airways.

Flight Times

1.5 hours from New York City; 7 hours from Los Angeles (no direct flights); 1.5 hours from Chicago; 3 hours from Miami.

By Train

Amtrak makes stops in Rochester and Syracuse.

By Car

The Finger Lakes region is within a day’s drive of these major cities: New York, 295 miles; Boston, 400 miles; Newark, 285 miles; Philadelphia, 275 miles; Cleveland, 310 miles; Buffalo, 151 miles; Toronto, 230 miles, Montreal, 380 miles. All those major cities have international airports served by major airlines.

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