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There are 7 ways to get from Detroit to Ithaca by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Ithaca  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Ithaca (ITH) DTW - ITH

$268 - $1,422

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Bus via Hamilton, ON  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, MI - 1001 Howard Street to Hamilton, ON - 36 Hunter Street East
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Ithaca, Ny 212

$57 - $146

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Fly to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from Detroit (DTW) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) DTW - ELM
  2. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY

$224 - $1,059

Bus, train  •  11h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
  2. Take the train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY

$88 - $217

Train, bus  •  12h 10m

  1. Take the train from Windsor to Aldershot
  2. Take the train from Aldershot to Rochester
  3. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY

$128 - $237

Bus  •  12h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Windsor International Transit Terminal to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Ithaca, Ny 212

$58 - $118

Drive  •  7h 30m

  1. Drive from Detroit to Ithaca 410.2 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Detroit to Ithaca is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Detroit to Ithaca is to fly which costs $260 - $1,500 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Detroit to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Windsor International Transit Terminal and arriving at Ithaca, Ny via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street and Buffalo, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 12m.

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The distance between Detroit and Ithaca is 336 miles. The road distance is 410.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Ithaca without a car is to bus and train which takes 11h 33m and costs $85 - $220.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Detroit to Ithaca, including transfers.

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Detroit to Ithaca bus services, operated by First Choice Bus Service, depart from Windsor International Transit Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Ithaca is to fly which takes 3h 33m and costs $260 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $120 and takes 12h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Detroit Airport to Ithaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Detroit to Ithaca bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Ithaca, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Detroit to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 336.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Detroit, MI, USA and Ithaca, NY, USA?

Delta and United Airlines fly from Detroit to Ithaca 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Detroit to Ithaca via Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street, Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street, and Buffalo, Ny in around 12h 12m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Detroit to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Detroit to Elmira/Corning
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Detroit to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Toledo Amtrak Station to Rochester Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $370
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Aldershot
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$55 - $80
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Business
$90 - $130
Train from Aldershot to Rochester
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $50
Economy
$50 - $70
EconomyPlus
$70 - $100
Business
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
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.

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 Detroit, Mi to Toledo, Oh
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
First Choice Bus Service
Phone
647-561-9346
Website
firstchoicebusservice.com
Bus from Windsor International Transit Terminal to Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
firstchoicebusservice.com
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON - 610 Bay Street to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
Bus from Detroit, MI - 1001 Howard Street to Hamilton, ON - 36 Hunter Street East
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Online Fare
$28 - $50
Standard Fare
$35 - $60
Refundable
$40 - $65
Bus from Hamilton, ON to Buffalo, NY - 181 Ellicott Street
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$13 - $19
Online Fare
$14 - $29
Standard Fare
$23 - $35
Refundable
$27 - $40
Megabus Canada

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Yes, the driving distance between Detroit to Ithaca is 410 miles. It takes approximately 7h 30m to drive from Detroit to Ithaca.

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United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Detroit Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Ithaca. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Detroit to Detroit Airport is to line 261 bus which takes 54m and costs $2.

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