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There are 3 ways to get from State College to Ithaca by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
  2. Take the bus from Williamsport to Elmira, NY
  3. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY

$56 - $98

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from State College to Ithaca 183.7 miles

$18 - $26

Fly  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from State College (SCE) to Ithaca (ITH) SCE - ITH

$290 - $1,437

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The cheapest way to get from State College to Ithaca is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from State College to Ithaca is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from State College to Ithaca. However, there are services departing from State College, PA and arriving at Ithaca, NY via Williamsport and Elmira, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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The distance between State College and Ithaca is 135 miles. The road distance is 183.7 miles.

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The best way to get from State College to Ithaca without a car is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $55 - $100.

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It takes approximately 6 h to get from State College to Ithaca, including transfers.

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State College to Ithaca bus services, operated by Fullington Trailways, depart from State College, PA station.

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The best way to get from State College to Ithaca is to bus which takes 6 h and costs $55 - $100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $290 - $1,500 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from State College Airport to Ithaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 8 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from State College to Ithaca.
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  • Distance: 134.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h

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

You can take a bus from State College to Ithaca via Williamsport and Elmira, NY in around 6 h. Alternatively, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from State College to Ithaca every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from State College to Ithaca via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from State College to Ithaca via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from State College to Ithaca via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Bus operators
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from State College, PA to Williamsport
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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Bus from Williamsport to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Trailways New York

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Yes, the driving distance between State College to Ithaca is 184 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from State College to Ithaca.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from State College Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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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 State College to State College Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $14 - $17.

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