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There are 6 ways to get from Montreal to Ithaca by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Brockville
  2. Take the bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$50 - $137

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Bus via Albany, NY  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, QC to Albany, NY
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Binghamton, NY
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Ithaca, NY 300

$80 - $125

Train, bus  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$90 - $204

Drive  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Ithaca 306.4 miles

$40 - $60

Fly to Ithaca  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Ithaca (ITH) YUL - ITH

$218 - $1,522

Fly to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  8 h 21 min

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

$164 - $1,009

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Ithaca is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Ithaca is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montreal to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Montreal and arriving at Ithaca, NY via Brockville, ON and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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The distance between Montreal and Ithaca is 413 km. The road distance is 490.2 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Ithaca without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 45 min and costs $65 - $180.

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It takes approximately 8 h 45 min to get from Montreal to Ithaca, including transfers.

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Montreal to Ithaca bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Montreal station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Ithaca is to bus which takes 8 h 45 min and costs $65 - $180. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $280 - $2,000 and takes 6 h 31 min.

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There is no direct flight from Montreal Airport to Ithaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 1 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 258.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 45 min

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Ithaca, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Montreal to Ithaca via Brockville, Brockville, ON, and Syracuse, NY in around 8 h 45 min. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Montreal to Ithaca hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Montreal to Ithaca via Newark, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,500
Flights from Montreal to Ithaca via Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,800
Flights from Montreal to Elmira/Corning via Newark
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Montreal to Elmira/Corning via Washington Dulles, Newark
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Flights from Montreal to Ithaca via New York La Guardia, Detroit
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $2,000
Flights from Montreal to Elmira/Corning via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
Flights from Montreal to Ithaca via New York JFK, Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 38 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,400
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 Montreal Central Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Schenectady to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$27 - $50
Economy
$45 - $70
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Montreal to Brockville
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Book at
megabus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Brockville, ON to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $90
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Montreal, QC to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Binghamton, NY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Book at
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Binghamton, Ny to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Ithaca is 490 km. It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to drive from Montreal to Ithaca.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Montreal Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Ithaca. Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 21 min and costs $4.

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