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There are 8 ways to get from Cambridge to Ithaca by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Ithaca  •  5 h 16 min

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

$214 - $778

Cheapest option

Bus via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal  •  9 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route

$38 - $94

6 alternative options

Fly to Syracuse, bus  •  6 h 17 min

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

$164 - $596

Fly to Rochester, bus  •  6 h 42 min

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

$150 - $478

Train Amtrak Acela Express, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Boston Back Bay Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route

$145 - $374

Train Amtrak, bus  •  11 h 17 min

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

$75 - $176

Bus Greyhound USA  •  12 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Syracuse, Ny 277 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$55 - $119

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Ithaca 331.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Ithaca is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Ithaca is to fly which costs $210 - $800 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge station to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Ithaca, NY via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 45 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Ithaca is 277 miles. The road distance is 331.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Ithaca without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 13 min and costs $140 - $380.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Cambridge to Ithaca, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Ithaca bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Ithaca is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs $210 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $95 and takes 9 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Ithaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Cambridge to Ithaca bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Ithaca, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 276.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

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

United Airlines, American Airlines and three other airlines fly from Cambridge to Ithaca hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Ithaca via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 9 h 45 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Pittsburgh, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Indianapolis, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Covington, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Buffalo, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 48 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Ithaca via Reagan Washington, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Boston to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Boston to Rochester via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Rochester via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston Back Bay Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
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ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
7 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Ithaca is 331 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to drive from Cambridge to Ithaca.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 17 min and costs $8.

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