There are 4 ways to get from Albany to Ithaca by bus, car, plane or train

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  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Binghamton, NY Albany
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, Ny to Ithaca, Ny 300 / ...

$39 - $66

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Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Ithaca 167.3 miles

$16 - $24

Fly from Albany  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Ithaca (ITH) ALB - ITH

$228 - $1,122

Train to Newark, fly  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Ithaca (ITH) EWR - ITH

$295 - $971

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Ithaca is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Ithaca is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Albany to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Albany, NY and arriving at Ithaca, Ny via Binghamton, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Albany and Ithaca is 141 miles. The road distance is 167.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Ithaca without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $35 - $70.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Albany to Ithaca, including transfers.

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Albany to Ithaca bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Albany, NY station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Ithaca is to bus which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $35 - $70. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 4 min.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 141.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Ithaca, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Albany to Ithaca via Binghamton, NY and Binghamton, Ny in around 5 h 2 min. Alternatively, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Albany to Ithaca hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,100
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Charlotte, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Train operators
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Binghamton, Ny to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25

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