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There are 3 ways to get from Ithaca to Buffalo by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo, NY 300

$22 - $55

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
  2. Take the train from Rochester Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak Maple Leaf / ...

$47 - $85

Drive  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Buffalo 157.2 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Ithaca to Buffalo is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Buffalo is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ithaca, NY and arriving at Buffalo, NY. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Ithaca and Buffalo is 126 miles. The road distance is 157.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Buffalo without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $22 - $55.

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The bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo, NY takes 3 h 40 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Ithaca to Buffalo bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Ithaca, NY station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Ithaca to Buffalo is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to drive from Ithaca to Buffalo.

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  • Distance: 125.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Ithaca, NY, USA and Buffalo, NY, USA?

Trailways New York operates a bus from Ithaca to Buffalo once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Greyhound USA also services this route once daily.

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 Rochester Amtrak to Buffalo Exchange Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Rochester to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Rochester, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
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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.

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 Ithaca, Ny to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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