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There are 7 ways to get from Boston to Cortland by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus OurBus  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton(or Syracuse)-Albany-Boston route

$29 - $55

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Syracuse, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Cortland 4141 / ...

$46 - $109

Train, bus  •  10h 39m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Cortland

$71 - $170

Drive  •  5h 50m

  1. Drive from Boston to Cortland 340.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Ithaca  •  5h 38m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Ithaca (ITH) BOS - ITH

$302 - $913

Fly to Syracuse, bus  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Syracuse (SYR) BOS - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Cortland

$152 - $593

Fly to Buffalo, bus  •  7h 24m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Buffalo (BUF) BOS - BUF
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Cortland

$99 - $398

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Cortland is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Cortland is to fly which costs $300 - $950 and takes 5h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Cortland. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA and arriving at Cortland via Boldt Hall and Ithaca, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 48m.

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The distance between Boston and Cortland is 263 miles. The road distance is 340.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Cortland without a car is to bus which takes 8h 48m and costs $28 - $60.

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It takes approximately 8h 48m to get from Boston to Cortland, including transfers.

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Boston to Cortland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Cortland is to bus which takes 8h 48m and costs $28 - $60. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $300 - $950 and takes 5h 38m.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Ithaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 1m and has one stopover.

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Boston to Cortland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Cortland station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Cortland.
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  • Distance: 263 miles
  • Duration: 8h 48m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Cortland, NY, USA?

OurBus operates a bus from Boston to Cortland once a week. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 6h 30m. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Boston to Cortland hourly.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Buffalo, Detroit
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via New York JFK, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Boston to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Buffalo via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak

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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
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Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Cortland
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Buffalo Airport to Cortland
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Cortland is 340 miles. It takes approximately 5h 50m to drive from Boston to Cortland.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Cortland. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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