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There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Cornell University by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ithaca (ITH) PHL - ITH

$200 - $504

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Bus OurBus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route

$36 - $55

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Train, bus via New York, NY  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route

$94 - $238

Train, bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route / ...

$94 - $248

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Binghamton, Ny 206 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Ithaca, NY

$45 - $105

Train Amtrak, bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$144 - $365

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Cornell University 231.4 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Cornell University is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Cornell University is to fly which costs $200 - $550 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Cornell University. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Ithaca, NY via New York, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Cornell University is 187 miles. The road distance is 231.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Cornell University without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 48 min and costs $90 - $240.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Philadelphia to Cornell University, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Cornell University bus services, operated by Focus, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Cornell University is to fly which takes 2 h 41 min and costs $200 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Ithaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Cornell University.
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  • Distance: 186.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Cornell University, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from Philadelphia to Cornell University 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Cornell University via New York 31st St., New York, NY, and Ithaca, NY in around 7 h 19 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Business
$110 - $170
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
College Express
Website
collegeexpressbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University West
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
collegeexpressbus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Binghamton, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $28
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Scranton
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Book at
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Cornell University is 231 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Philadelphia to Cornell University.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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