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There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Ithaca by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  2 h 42 min

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

$203 - $507

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Bus Trailways New York  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route

$27 - $79

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Train, bus  •  6 h 47 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

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa 7956 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Ithaca, Ny 300

$36 - $96

Bus College Express  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University Collegetown - Corner of Dryden Rd & College Ave College Express

$57 - $71

Drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Ithaca 231.2 miles

$22 - $35

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

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Ithaca is to fly which costs $200 - $550 and takes 2 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Ithaca, NY via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Ithaca is 186 miles. The road distance is 231.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Ithaca without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 47 min and costs $90 - $240.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Philadelphia to Ithaca, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Ithaca bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Ithaca is to fly which takes 2 h 42 min and costs $200 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $80 and takes 7 h 20 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 Ithaca bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Ithaca, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 186.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

American Airlines flies from Philadelphia to Ithaca 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Ithaca via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 7 h 20 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
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
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ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Book at
trailwaysny.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.

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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 Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
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
College Express
Website
collegeexpressbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University Collegetown - Corner of Dryden Rd & College Ave
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
collegeexpressbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Ithaca is 231 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to drive from Philadelphia to Ithaca.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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Book your Philadelphia to Ithaca bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Ithaca. 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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