Chautauqua Institution


The Chautauqua Institution is located in the southwestern corner of New York state. From the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90), take exit 60, turn left onto NY-394/North Portage Street. Continue to follow NY-394. From the Southern Tier Expressway (Interstate 86/Route 17) – if eastbound, take Exit 7 (Panama/Chautauqua Institution), turn left onto CR-33, then right onto West Lake Road/NY-394.


Driving directions to the Chautauqua Institution.

Chautauqua is served by the Chautauqua County Airport at Jamestown, N.Y. (15 miles south of the Institution) via USAirways Express commuter from Pittsburgh, Pa. Other nearby airports are the Buffalo (NY) Niagara international airport (70 miles northeast of Chautauqua) and the Erie (Pa.) international airport (40 miles southwest of Chautauqua). Privately owned transportation services for travel to and from the Chautauqua County Airport are available.

Chautauqua Season, Set shuttle times

For reservations call, Buffalo Airport Shuttle at 716-685-2550
(must call for reservations 2 weeks in advance)

Buffalo Int. Airport ---> Chautauqua    11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Chautauqua ---> Buffalo Int. Airport     7 a.m. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Buffalo Int. Airport ---> Chautauqua     11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Chautauqua ---> Buffalo Int. Airport     9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Also schedules from:

  • Toronto, Ontario Canada - door to door
  • Erie international Airport, Erie, PA
  • Jamestown, Chautauqua County Airport
  • Cleveland International Airport
  • Pittsburgh international Airport


Please visit our FAQs for additional transportation options to and from Chautauqua.

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We are here to help

If you have a question about any aspect of your trip to Chautauqua, we have knowledgeable staff members ready to assist you.

Ticket Office
Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(716) 357-6250