Chautauqua Institution is located ninety minutes south of Buffalo, NY; an hour north of Erie, PA; two hours east of Cleveland, OH; two and a half hours from Pittsburgh, PA; and three hours southwest of Ithaca, NY.
The Chautauqua area is served primarily by Buffalo Niagara International Airport, located approximately ninety minutes from Chautauqua Institution. The smaller Erie International Airport is an hour drive away and may have convenient flights. Car rentals are available at both airports.
Information about cab service and driving directions are available here.