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There are 5 ways to get from Princeton to Ithaca by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus Trailways New York  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route

$23 - $84

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Bus College Express  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to New York Port Authority 100-To PABT
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University Collegetown - Corner of Dryden Rd & College Ave College Express

$50 - $67

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Princeton to Ithaca 222.6 miles

$21 - $35

Line 606 bus, train to Philadelphia, fly to Ithaca  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 606 bus from Nassau St At Palmer Square to Wallenberg Blvd In Front Of Terminal
  2. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ithaca (ITH) PHL - ITH

$226 - $551

Train to Newark, fly to Elmira/Corning, bus  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Elmira/Corning (ELM) EWR - ELM
  3. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY

$208 - $901

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The cheapest way to get from Princeton to Ithaca is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Princeton to Ithaca is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Princeton to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from Palmer Square, Princeton and arriving at Ithaca, NY via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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The distance between Princeton and Ithaca is 174 miles. The road distance is 222.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Princeton to Ithaca without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 15 min and costs $23 - $85.

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It takes approximately 7 h 15 min to get from Princeton to Ithaca, including transfers.

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Princeton to Ithaca bus services, operated by Coach USA, depart from Palmer Square, Princeton station.

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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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Princeton to Ithaca bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Ithaca, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Princeton to Ithaca is 223 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to drive from Princeton to Ithaca.

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  • Distance: 174.1 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 15 min

What companies run services between Princeton, NJ, USA and Ithaca, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Princeton to Ithaca via New York Port Authority and New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 7 h 15 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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Elmira/Corning
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Amtrak Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$15 - $30
Business Seat
$23 - $40
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Palmer Square, Princeton to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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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
$40 - $60
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trailwaysny.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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trailwaysny.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
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ourbus.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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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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