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There are 9 ways to get from New York to Cornell University by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY

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Bus via New York Midtown

  1. Take the bus from New York Midtown to Ithaca

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Bus via 42nd/3rd Ave

  1. Take the bus from 42nd/3rd Ave to Cornell University West

Drive

  1. Drive from New York to Cornell University

Train to Newark, fly to Ithaca

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Ithaca (ITH)

Fly Newark to Syracuse, bus

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Syracuse (SYR)
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse Airport, NY to Ithaca, NY

Fly New York JFK to Syracuse, bus

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Syracuse (SYR)
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse Airport, NY to Ithaca, NY

Fly New York La Guardia to Syracuse, bus

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Syracuse (SYR)
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse Airport, NY to Ithaca, NY

Fly Newark to Rochester, bus

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Rochester (ROC)
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY

New York to Cornell University by bus and walk

The journey time between New York and Cornell University is around 4h 37m and covers a distance of around 230 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6 min. Operated by Flixbus USA, Tompkins County Transit and CTran, the New York to Cornell University service departs from New York Midtown and arrives in Cornell University. Typically 22 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

22 Weekly Services
4h 37m Average Duration
$20 Cheapest Price
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New York → Cornell University
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Cornell University is to bus via New York Midtown which costs $20 - $60 and takes 4h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Cornell University is to train and fly which costs $140 - $2,600 and takes 4h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY and arriving at Ithaca, NY. Services depart twice a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3h 55m.

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The distance between New York and Cornell University is 176 miles. The road distance is 224.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Cornell University without a car is to bus which takes 4h 16m and costs $26 - $35.

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The bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY takes 3h 55m including transfers and departs twice a week.

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

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Ithaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 12m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Cornell University is 225 miles. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from New York to Cornell University.

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  • Distance: 175.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 16m

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

OurBus operates a bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY twice a week. Tickets cost $26 - $35 and the journey takes 3h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Flights from Newark to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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Bus from Syracuse Airport, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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ourbus.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York Midtown to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$23 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$18 - $25
College Express
Website
collegeexpressbus.com
Bus from 42nd/3rd Ave to Cornell University West
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
collegeexpressbus.com
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from NYC 3 Av & 42 St to Cornell University West
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Schedules at
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