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There are 4 ways to get from Ithaca to Poughkeepsie by bus, car, plane or train

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Bus  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Binghamton, NY Rochester
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton to Poughkeepsie, NY Binghampton-Poughkeepsie

$45 - $65

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Bus #2  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Binghamton, NY Ithaca / ...
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton to Poughkeepsie, NY Binghampton-Poughkeepsie

$42 - $70

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Drive  •  4h

  1. Drive from Ithaca to Poughkeepsie 184.9 miles

$18 - $27

Bus, fly, train  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Elmira, NY
  2. Fly from Elmira/Corning (ELM) to Newark (EWR) ELM - EWR
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station

$157 - $517

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The cheapest way to get from Ithaca to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Ithaca to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 4h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ithaca to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Ithaca, NY and arriving at Poughkeepsie, NY via Binghamton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 49m.

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The distance between Ithaca and Poughkeepsie is 142 miles. The road distance is 184.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Ithaca to Poughkeepsie without a car is to bus which takes 6h 49m and costs $40 - $65.

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It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Ithaca to Poughkeepsie, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Elmira/Corning Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Ithaca to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Poughkeepsie, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ithaca to Poughkeepsie is 185 miles. It takes approximately 4h to drive from Ithaca to Poughkeepsie.

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  • Distance: 142.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 49m

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

You can take a bus from Ithaca to Poughkeepsie via Binghamton in around 6h 49m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Elmira/Corning to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $390
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 New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton to Poughkeepsie, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.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 Ithaca, Ny to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26

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United Airlines offers flights from Elmira/Corning Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 48+ hotels available in Poughkeepsie. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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