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There are 4 ways to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station to Rochester Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY Rochester

$58 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Ithaca, Ny 212

$23 - $57

2 alternative options

Bus Trailways New York  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny 207 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY Rochester

$33 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca 148.8 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Buffalo Airport and arriving at Ithaca, NY via Rochester, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Buffalo Airport (BUF) and Ithaca is 119 miles. The road distance is 148.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $55 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca, including transfers.

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Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Buffalo Airport station.

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Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Ithaca, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca is 149 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to drive from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Ithaca. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 119.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

What companies run services between Buffalo Airport (BUF), USA and Ithaca, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Buffalo Airport (BUF) to Ithaca via Rochester, Ny and Rochester, NY in around 4 h 10 min.

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 Buffalo Depew Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Buffalo to Rochester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$17 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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trailwaysny.com
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 Buffalo Airport to Rochester, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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