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There are 9 ways to get from Boston to Ithaca by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to New York Gw Bridge "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY OurBus

$48 - $77

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Train, bus via New York  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY OurBus

$63 - $170

Train, bus  •  11h 25m

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

$65 - $90

Train, bus #2  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the train from South Station to Worcester
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
  3. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Binghamton, NY
  4. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Ithaca, NY

$87 - $119

Drive  •  6h 14m

  1. Drive from Boston to Ithaca 332.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly to Ithaca  •  7h 47m

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

$245 - $2,916

Fly to Rochester, bus  •  5h 41m

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

$88 - $278

Fly to Syracuse, bus  •  5h 58m

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

$91 - $257

Fly to Newark, bus  •  8h 17m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY

$59 - $253

Boston to Ithaca by bus

The bus journey time between Boston and Ithaca is around 14h 46m and covers a distance of around 436 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 11h 40m. Operated by Greyhound USA and OurBus, the Boston to Ithaca bus service departs from Boston and arrives in Ithaca, NY. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Ithaca is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Ithaca is to fly and bus which costs $85 - $280 and takes 5h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at Ithaca, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 5m.

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The distance between Boston and Ithaca is 279 miles. The road distance is 332.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Ithaca without a car is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs $45 - $80.

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It takes approximately 9h 5m to get from Boston to Ithaca, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Ithaca is to bus which takes 9h 5m and costs $45 - $80. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $240 - $3,000 and takes 7h 47m.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Ithaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 46m and has one stopover.

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Boston to Ithaca bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Ithaca, NY station.

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  • Distance: 279 miles
  • Duration: 9h 5m

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

You can take a bus from Boston to Ithaca via New York, NY in around 9h 5m. Alternatively, American Airlines and Delta fly from Boston to Ithaca every 4 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Wilmington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8h 59m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Asheville, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10h 34m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Columbus, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
10h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $350
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $650
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from Boston to Newark via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $650
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$11 - $230
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $260
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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 New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Boston South Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
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 to New York Gw Bridge
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Ithaca is 332 miles. It takes approximately 6h 14m to drive from Boston to Ithaca.

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

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There are 66+ hotels available in Ithaca. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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