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

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Train, bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center Empire Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$60 - $130

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Bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie, NY to Binghamton Poughkeepsie-Binghampton
  2. Take the bus from Binghamton, NY to Ithaca, NY Binghamton / ...

$44 - $69

4 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca 184.4 miles

$18 - $27

Fly Newburgh to Ithaca  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Newburgh (SWF) to Ithaca (ITH) SWF - ITH

$253 - $1,339

Train, train to Philadelphia, fly to Ithaca  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ithaca (ITH) PHL - ITH

$305 - $771

Train to Newark, fly to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) EWR - ELM
  3. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY

$236 - $934

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The cheapest way to get from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Poughkeepsie, NY and arriving at Ithaca, NY via Binghamton, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 58 min.

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The distance between Poughkeepsie and Ithaca is 142 miles. The road distance is 184.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 27 min and costs $55 - $130.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca, including transfers.

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Poughkeepsie to Ithaca bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Poughkeepsie, NY station.

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The best way to get from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca is to bus which takes 6 h 58 min and costs $40 - $70. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $250 - $1,400 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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There is no direct flight from Newburgh Airport to Ithaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Poughkeepsie to Ithaca bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Ithaca, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 142.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

What companies run services between Poughkeepsie, NY, USA and Ithaca, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca via Binghamton, NY in around 6 h 58 min. Alternatively, American Airlines and Delta fly from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca 3 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newburgh to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newburgh to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Elmira/Corning
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
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 Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$200 - $290
Train from Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Poughkeepsie to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$35 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$95 - $140
Train from Poughkeepsie to New York
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$19 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Coach USA
Phone
201-225-7500
Website
coachusa.com
Bus from Poughkeepsie, NY to Binghamton
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Bus from Binghamton, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.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 Binghamton, Ny to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $25

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Yes, the driving distance between Poughkeepsie to Ithaca is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 57 min to drive from Poughkeepsie to Ithaca.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Newburgh Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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