Erie is serviced by the Amtrak railroad station located inside historic Union Station in downtown Erie. To learn more, click here.
Erie is serviced by Greyhound Bus Lines. Tickets must be purchased online or by phone (800) 231-2222. Tickets are not available for purchase in person. Bus arrivals and departures are located on the outside platform behind the Intermodal Transportation Building, 208 East Bayfront Parkway. For a list of arrivals/departures click here.
Greyhound Update: As of 12/22/22, the Greyhound bus terminal located inside the Erie Intermodal Building has been temporarily reopened to passengers. There is still no ticket agent located within the office, but passengers may use the facility to wait for busses and use restroom facilities.
If you're traveling to the Erie region and would like to bring your boat and enjoy the waters of Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie, there are public marinas available where you can temporarily dock your boat for overnight stays. Public transient boat marinas can be found at Wolverine Park Marina. There are also several area private boat clubs that offer transient dockage. Find the full list here.
After you arrive, you'll find that flat landscapes and limited traffic make it easy to get around. If you don't want to use your own vehicle, there are options available.
Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA)
The EMTA currently operates 28 fixed bus routes throughout Erie County including to some of Erie's most popular tourist locations like Peach Street, Edinboro, North East, and throughout Downtown Erie.
Get a current list of routes and schedules here.
EMTA Bayliner Trolley and Downtown Cultural Loop
For those that prefer a park and ride service, EMTA offers a Bayliner trolley option throughout Downtown Erie. Both the Bayliner Trolley and Downtown Cultural Loop are offered free of charge.
The Cultural Loop is a Saturday-only service, offering access to attractions like the Erie Insurance Arena, UPMC Park, the Erie Playhouse, Erie Art Museum and more.
We proudly opened our doors in Erie in 1965. A lot has changed between now and then, but our mission remains the same – offer fresh food, from our favorite local brands, at a convenient location. In one stop, you can fill up your gas tank and grab breakfast, lunch, groceries and a bottle of wine or a 6-pack to go. We look forward to serving you and your family during your trip to Erie!
NOW OPEN! ASCEND fosters a community-centered climbing, fitness, and yoga experience by serving individuals and groups of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Located in Downtown Erie, ASCEND welcomes Erie visitors to stop in and give climbing a try!
The Mazza family welcomes you to explore 3 unique locations in Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA, and be sure to visit their combination winery, distillery and brewery, Mazza Chautauqua Cellars/Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, in nearby Westfield, NY.
The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.
The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.
Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”
The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is a relaxed hotel eatery offering American fare all day in a scenic setting with a patio & bay views. Experience a fresh take on casual dining, from breakfast to dinner, with creative menu selections and regional cuisine in our waterfront restaurant. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect Christmas tree or a place to experience a magical horse-drawn sleigh ride, plan a trip to Port Farms! Join us at Santa’s Workshop every weekend for visits with Santa, live music, crafts, cookie decorating, and holiday food & drinks! We also offer cut-your-own trees, pre-cut trees, freshly made wreaths, holiday décor, and other great gifts throughout the week. Activities are a la carte. Plan an enchanting Christmas experience at Port Farms today! Plus, check out our new brewery, Poverty Knob Farmhouse Ales!
Erie Events manages a four facility entertainment complex that includes the Warner Theatre, Erie Insurance Arena, Bayfront Convention Center and UPMC Park. These four venues host a variety of events that include world-class entertainment, family friendly shows and sporting events.
Showcasing the incredible year round beauty of the City of Erie and its surrounding areas, commonly referred to as its area code "the 814". Explore some of Erie County's most breathtaking landscape photography.
AHN Saint Vincent has been here from the beginning, providing award-winning inpatient and outpatient medical care. Need express care? We’ve conveniently placed AHN facilities on the west and east side of Erie, just walk-in! AHN Saint Vincent is not only recognized locally (Erie’s Choice- Best Hospital) but nation-wide, so you can expect high-quality care, greater safety, and better results.
Join us at Peek'n Peak Resort for a Fall adventure you won't want to miss! From the 35th Annual Fall Fest on October 14-15 and 21-22 to the epic German Beer Fest known as the Wurst Party Ever on November 4 and the hilarious Medieval Feast Dinner Theater on November 10-12 & 17-19, there's something for everyone! Check out our full event schedule and secure your tickets now at pknpk.com/events.
Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.
UPMC Hamot is a 458-bed hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital serves as a regional referral hub and is the only accredited trauma center in the region.
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