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There are 9 ways to get from New York to Finger Lakes by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY OurBus
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Geneva - Waterloo, NY OurBus

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Bus via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY Binghamton-PABT / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Geneva - Waterloo, NY OurBus

Drive  •  5h 22m

  1. Drive from New York to Finger Lakes 278.2 miles

Fly New York JFK to Rochester, bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Rochester (ROC) JFK - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Geneva - Waterloo, NY

Fly Newark to Rochester, bus  •  5h 3m

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

Fly New York La Guardia to Rochester, bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Rochester (ROC) LGA - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, NY to Geneva - Waterloo, NY

Fly New York JFK to Syracuse, bus  •  8h 3m

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

Fly New York La Guardia to Syracuse, bus  •  8h 14m

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

Fly Newark to Syracuse, bus  •  8h

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Syracuse (SYR) EWR - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse Airport, NY to Ithaca, NY
  3. Take the bus from Ithaca, NY to Geneva - Waterloo, NY
New York → Finger Lakes
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Finger Lakes is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Finger Lakes is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Finger Lakes is 2 metres.

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The most affordable way to get from New York to Finger Lakes is to drive, which costs $27 - $40 and takes 5h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Finger Lakes is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $330 and takes 5h 3m.

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The distance between New York and Finger Lakes is 213 miles. The road distance is 278.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Finger Lakes without a car is to bus which takes 6h 12m and costs $65 - $85.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from New York to Finger Lakes, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Rochester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Finger Lakes is 278 miles. It takes approximately 5h 22m to drive from New York to Finger Lakes.

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Delta, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways offer flights from New York JFK Airport to Rochester Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Finger Lakes. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to Finger Lakes.
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  • Distance: 213.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Finger Lakes, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from New York to Finger Lakes via Ithaca, NY and Geneva - Waterloo, NY in around 6h 12m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Flights from New York La Guardia to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from Newark to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $380
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
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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ourbus.com
Bus from Ithaca, NY to Geneva - Waterloo, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Geneva - Waterloo, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Bus from Syracuse Airport, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (866) 912-6224
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com

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