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There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Cornell University by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus OurBus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY Long Island -Ithaca College Special

$16 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus College Express  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University West College Express

$44 - $46

Drive  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Cornell University 232.2 miles

$22 - $35

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Ithaca  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ithaca (ITH) PHL - ITH

$278 - $717

Fly Newark to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) EWR - ELM
  2. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY

$209 - $874

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Cornell University is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Cornell University is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Ithaca, NY. Services depart once a week, and operate Tuesday. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Cornell University is 175 miles. The road distance is 232.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Cornell University without a car is to bus which takes 4h 36m and costs $16 - $35.

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The bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Manhattan to Cornell University bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from New York, NY station.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Ithaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Manhattan to Cornell University bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Ithaca, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Cornell University is 232 miles. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Manhattan to Cornell University.

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  • Distance: 174.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Cornell University, NY, USA?

OurBus operates a bus from Manhattan to Cornell University once a week. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Elmira/Corning
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
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 New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
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College Express
Website
collegeexpressbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University West
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41 - $43
Schedules at
collegeexpressbus.com
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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Cornell University. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 20m and costs $17.

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