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There are 12 ways to get from Columbia University to Cornell University by bus, car, train, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY Long Island -Ithaca College Special

$19 - $38

11 alternative options

Bus via White Plains, NY  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from White Plains, NY to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-White Plains - Stamford special

$26 - $60

Bus College Express  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University West College Express

$44 - $46

Bus North Fork Express  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Queens, NY-LIE/Rt 405, Exit 23 to Cornell University West Campus North Bound-Manorville-Cornell

$49 - $54

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Columbia University to Cornell University 229.9 miles

$22 - $35

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Ithaca  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ithaca (ITH) PHL - ITH

$278 - $717

Line 1 subway, train to Newark, fly to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the line 1 subway from 116 St - Columbia University to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) EWR - ELM
  4. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY

$211 - $880

Fly New York La Guardia to Syracuse, bus  •  7h 11m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Syracuse (SYR) LGA - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$102 - $407

Fly New York JFK to Syracuse, bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Syracuse (SYR) JFK - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$106 - $338

Fly New York La Guardia to Rochester, bus  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY

$119 - $443

Fly Newark to Syracuse, bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Syracuse (SYR) EWR - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$123 - $507

Fly Newark to Rochester, bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC) EWR - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY

$130 - $493

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The cheapest way to get from Columbia University to Cornell University is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Columbia University to Cornell University is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 17m.

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The distance between Columbia University and Cornell University is 174 miles. The road distance is 229.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbia University to Cornell University without a car is to bus which takes 6h 9m and costs $18 - $40.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Columbia University to Cornell University, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Ithaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbia University to Cornell University is 230 miles. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Columbia University to Cornell University.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Cornell University. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Columbia University to Cornell University.
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  • Distance: 173.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between Columbia University, NY, USA and Cornell University, NY, USA?

OurBus operates a bus from Columbia University to Cornell University once a week. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Elmira/Corning
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Newark to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
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ourbus.com
Bus from White Plains, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
College Express
Website
collegeexpressbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University West
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41 - $43
Schedules at
collegeexpressbus.com
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from Queens, NY-LIE/Rt 405, Exit 23 to Cornell University West Campus
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
Book at
northforkexpress.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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