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

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Bus OurBus  •  6 h 30 min

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

$16 - $40

7 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Boston, Ma 220 / ...

$53 - $116

Bus, train  •  11 h 13 min

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

$72 - $184

Drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Boston 333.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Ithaca  •  4 h 5 min

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

$208 - $775

Bus to Buffalo, fly  •  5 h 45 min

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

$107 - $378

Bus to Syracuse, fly  •  5 h 12 min

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

$159 - $595

Bus to Rochester, fly  •  5 h 29 min

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

$144 - $477

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The cheapest way to get from Ithaca to Boston is to bus which costs $16 - $40 and takes 6 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Boston is to fly which costs $200 - $800 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ithaca, NY and arriving at Boston, MA. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between Ithaca and Boston is 279 miles. The road distance is 333.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs $16 - $40.

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The bus from Ithaca, NY to Boston, MA takes 6 h 30 min including transfers and departs once a week.

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Ithaca to Boston bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Ithaca, NY station.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Boston is to bus which takes 6 h 30 min and costs $16 - $40. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $200 - $800 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Ithaca Airport to Boston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 42 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Ithaca to Boston.
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  • Distance: 279 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 30 min

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

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

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Philadelphia, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
7 h 58 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Syracuse to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Rochester to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Buffalo to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Syracuse to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Rochester to Boston via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
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 Ithaca, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
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ourbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Ithaca to Boston is 333 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 16 min to drive from Ithaca to Boston.

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

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There are 752+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $127 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Ithaca Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs $16 - $19.

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