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There are 6 ways to get from New York to Ithaca by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 40m

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

$15 - $65

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Bus via W 4 St-Wash Sq  •  6h 46m

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

$63 - $78

Drive  •  4h 16m

  1. Drive from New York to Ithaca 224.4 miles

$22 - $35

Fly from Newark, bus  •  6h 3m

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

$147 - $476

Fly from New York JFK, bus  •  6h 16m

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

$152 - $1,046

Fly from New York La Guardia, bus  •  6h 18m

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

$186 - $745

New York to Ithaca by bus

The bus journey time between New York and Ithaca is around 4h 33m and covers a distance of around 241 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 4h 20m. Operated by Shortline Bus, FlixBus-us, North Fork Express and others, the New York to Ithaca bus service departs from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arrives in Ithaca, NY. Typically eight buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
4h 33m
Fastest bus time:
4h 20m
Buses per week:
8
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
13:25
Last bus departs at:
16:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Ithaca bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Ithaca is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Ithaca is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 16m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Ithaca, NY. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 40m.

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The distance between New York and Ithaca is 176 miles. The road distance is 224.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Ithaca without a car is to bus which takes 5h 40m and costs $15 - $65.

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The bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY takes 5h 40m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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New York to Ithaca bus services, operated by Shortline Bus, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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

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New York to Ithaca bus services, operated by Shortline Bus, arrive at Ithaca, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Ithaca is 224 miles. It takes approximately 4h 16m to drive from New York to Ithaca.

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  • Distance: 176 miles
  • Duration: 5h 40m

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

Shortline Bus operates a bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY every 3 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 40m. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Newark to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester via Boston
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Bus operators
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal NYC to Cornell University Collegetown - Corner of Dryden Rd & College Ave
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
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northforkexpress.com
Commuter fares
$15
North Fork fares
$35 - $50
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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ourbus.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
College Express
Website
collegeexpressbus.com
Bus from 42nd/3rd Ave to Ithaca, NY - College/Oak
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
collegeexpressbus.com

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