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

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Fly from Ithaca  •  4h 14m

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

$208 - $775

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Bus OurBus  •  9h 11m

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

$38 - $121

5 alternative options

Bus to Syracuse, fly  •  5h 10m

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

$156 - $590

Bus OurBus, train  •  8h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to White Plains, NY Ithaca-White Plains - Stamford special
  2. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak Station to Boston South Station Acela Express / ...

$130 - $353

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9h 46m

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

$52 - $114

Bus, train Amtrak  •  11h 13m

  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

$71 - $182

Drive  •  6h 16m

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Boston 333.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Ithaca to Boston is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Boston is to fly which costs $200 - $800 and takes 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ithaca to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Ithaca, NY and arriving at Boston, MA - South Station via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 11m.

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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 and train which takes 8h 12m and costs $130 - $360.

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It takes approximately 4h 14m to get from Ithaca to Boston, including transfers.

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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 fly which takes 4h 14m and costs $200 - $800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $130 and takes 9h 11m.

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There is no direct flight from Ithaca Airport to Boston Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 51m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Ithaca to Boston.
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  • Distance: 279 miles
  • Duration: 4h 14m

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

American Airlines, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Ithaca to Boston hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ithaca to Boston via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 9h 11m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 46m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Philadelphia, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Philadelphia, Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
6h 54m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Syracuse to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Ithaca to Boston via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Syracuse to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
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 Stamford Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $240
First Class Seat
$200 - $310
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 Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
8h 38m
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
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Destiny USA
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to White Plains, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
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 New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
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 6h 16m 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 746+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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

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