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Bus via Ithaca  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the bus from New York City to Ithaca 2683

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 23m

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY to Corning, NY OurBus

$25 - $45

5 alternative options

Bus via W 4 St-Wash Sq  •  9h 12m

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

$67 - $83

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from New York to Watkins Glen 243.7 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Newark, bus  •  8h 33m

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

$150 - $480

Fly from New York La Guardia, bus  •  8h 45m

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

$189 - $749

Fly from New York JFK, bus  •  8h 46m

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

$155 - $1,050

New York to Watkins Glen by bus

The bus journey time between New York and Watkins Glen is around 18h 22m and covers a distance of around 258 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 18h. Operated by FlixBus-us, Tompkins County Transit and Schuyler County Transit, the New York to Watkins Glen bus service departs from New York City and arrives in Walmart. Typically four buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
18h 22m
Fastest bus time:
18h
Buses per week:
4
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
13:25
Last bus departs at:
13:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Watkins Glen bus schedules

New York → Watkins Glen
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Watkins Glen is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from New York to Watkins Glen is to drive which takes 4h 34m and costs $23 - $35.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York to Watkins Glen. However, there are services departing from New York City and arriving at Walmart via Ithaca Commons - Green St and Cayuga Medical Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 46m.

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The distance between New York and Watkins Glen is 188 miles. The road distance is 243.7 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Watkins Glen without a car is to bus via Ithaca which takes 6h 46m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from New York to Watkins Glen, including transfers.

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New York to Watkins Glen bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from New York City 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 Watkins Glen bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Ithaca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Watkins Glen is 244 miles. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from New York to Watkins Glen.

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  • Distance: 188.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 46m

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

FlixBus-us operates a bus from New York City to Ithaca twice daily, and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Flights from New York JFK to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $600
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
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Corning, NY
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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ourbus.com
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 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com

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