Hello TBEXers! The snow is slowly starting to melt here in the Finger Lakes, and we are pruning our vines and prepping for the warmer weather. By the time you arrive in Finger Lakes Wine Country, we will have the best of the season ready to serve to you, plus a lot of fun activities for you to enjoy.
However, you have to get here first, and that’s what we are here to help you with! Some of you may have already driven through our region and didn’t realize it. That is because as wonderful as we are, there are some pretty great landmarks near us to guide the way.
Corning, New York, your home base during TBEX North America 2018, is conveniently located right off I-86, which runs along the southern border of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Corning is an easy drive from the major metropolitan cities in the Northeast.
FLYING INTO FINGER LAKES WINE COUNTRY
The Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM) is just 15 minutes from downtown Corning. ELM offers business and leisure travelers convenient access to major urban areas while maintaining the advantages of a small, regional airport:
● No big airport hassles
● Fewer delays
● Less congestion
● Shorter check-in times
● Quick and easy access to ground transportation
AIRLINES INTO ELMIRA
The Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM) is excited to announce the start of the major Terminal Revitalization project. Construction on the $58M renovation project began in August 2017. The new design will transform the user experience, using open-air landscaped courtyards and extensive glass walls that create a sense of walking through the woods. The expanded terminal will also offer additional amenities and a more efficient flow for travelers. The project is on target to be complete in October 2018, so our TBEX attendees will be among the first to get a preview of the new terminal.
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICES
We will be offering free shuttle service to and from Elmira Corning Regional Airport. Shuttles will also be driving to and from The Corning Museum of Glass (conference venue) and hosting hotels during the conference. The shuttle details will be made available to our #myFLXtbex delegates as soon as we have everything finalized.
ADDITIONAL AIRPORTS A DRIVE AWAY
Greater Rochester International Airport – 1.5 hours
Buffalo Niagara International Airport – 2 hours
Syracuse Hancock International Airport – 2 hours
Newark Liberty International Airport – 4 hours
Toronto Pearson International Airport – 4.5 hours
TRAVELING BY CAR
You can rent a car at all the airports listed above. For navigation, we recommend Google Maps.
Approximate travel time from other major cities to Corning and Finger Lakes Wine Country:
Albany – 3.5 hours
Boston – 6 hours
Cleveland – 5 hours
Harrisburg – 3 hours
New York City – 4.5 hours
Niagara Falls – 2.5 hours
Philadelphia – 4 hours
Pittsburgh – 5 hours
Scranton – 2 hours
Washington, D.C. – 5 hours
There is no Amtrak (train) service to Corning or the Finger Lakes Wine County region.
The Corning Museum of Glass, which is hosting as the conference venue, is completely wheelchair accessible. Many of the vineyards, restaurants, and hotels are wheelchair accessible as well. TBEX Keynote Speaker, Cory of Curb Free with Cory Lee wrote this great guide of accessibility in our region and surrounding areas. You can read it here.
For more information about transportation, what to do, and planning the rest of your visit outside of the conference, please visit the official Finger Lakes Wine Country website. You can also connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and by using the conference’s official hashtag, #myFLXtbex. In the meantime, we look forward to your arrival and cannot wait to raise a glass or two with you all! Cheers!