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There are 7 ways to get from Long Island to Cortland by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station Ronkonkoma
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Cortland 252 / ...

$40 - $83

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Bus College Express  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave to SUNY Cortland Corey Union College Express

$45

Bus Coach USA  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Islip, NY to Binghamton, NY Patchogue-Binghamton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, Ny to Cortland 252 / ...

$55 - $93

Drive  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Centereach to Cortland 271.8 miles

$26 - $40

Train to New York JFK, fly, bus  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Syracuse (SYR) JFK - SYR
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Cortland

$104 - $346

Train to New York La Guardia, fly, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Woodside
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Syracuse (SYR) LGA - SYR
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Cortland

$104 - $422

Train to Newark, fly, bus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Central Islip to Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Syracuse (SYR) EWR - SYR
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, Ny to Cortland

$129 - $526

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The cheapest way to get from Long Island to Cortland is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Long Island to Cortland is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Long Island to Cortland. However, there are services departing from Hammond Lane and arriving at SUNY Cortland Corey Union via Smith Haven Mall and Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 31 min.

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The distance between Long Island and Cortland is 204 miles. The road distance is 271.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Cortland without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 41 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Long Island to Cortland, including transfers.

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Long Island to Cortland bus services, operated by College Express, depart from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave station.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Syracuse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Long Island to Cortland bus services, operated by College Express, arrive at SUNY Cortland Corey Union station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Long Island to Cortland is 272 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to drive from Long Island to Cortland.

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Map of how to get from Long Island to Cortland.
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  • Distance: 203.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

What companies run services between Long Island, NY, USA and Cortland, NY, USA?

College Express operates a bus from Centereach to Cortland once daily. Tickets cost $41 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Central Islip to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Central Islip to Woodside
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Central Islip to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
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 New York, Ny to Cortland
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Binghamton, Ny to Cortland
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to Cortland
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $22
College Express
Website
collegeexpressbus.com
Bus from Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave to SUNY Cortland Corey Union
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
collegeexpressbus.com

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JetBlue Airways and Delta offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Syracuse Airport.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Cortland. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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