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There are 9 ways to get from Syracuse to Manhattan by bus, train, night bus, car, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Syracuse to New York

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Train via Albany

  1. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Syracuse to New York Penn Station

Night bus

  1. Take the night bus from Syracuse to New York

Drive

  1. Drive from Syracuse to Manhattan

Fly to New York La Guardia

  1. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to New York La Guardia (LGA)

Fly to New York JFK, subway

  1. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to New York JFK (JFK)
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St

Fly to Newark, train

  1. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Newark (EWR)
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station

Fly to Philadelphia, train

  1. Fly from Syracuse (SYR) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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The cheapest way to get from Syracuse to Manhattan is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Syracuse to Manhattan is to fly which costs $100 - $320 and takes 3h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Syracuse and arriving at New York. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Syracuse to Manhattan station. However, there are services departing from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center and arriving at NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 10m.

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The distance between Syracuse and Manhattan is 194 miles. The road distance is 252.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Syracuse to Manhattan without a car is to bus which takes 4h 50m and costs $30 - $85.

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The bus from Syracuse to New York takes 4h 50m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Syracuse to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Syracuse station.

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Syracuse to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center station.

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The best way to get from Syracuse to Manhattan is to bus which takes 4h 50m and costs $30 - $85. Alternatively, you can train via Albany, which costs $80 - $150 and takes 6h 10m, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $320 and takes 3h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Syracuse to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 193.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between Syracuse, NY, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Syracuse to New York twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 4h 50m. Trailways also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Syracuse to Manhattan via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station in around 6h 10m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Syracuse to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Syracuse to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $450
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Syracuse to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Train from Philadelphia to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Albany
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$29 - $45
Business
$75 - $90
Economy
$52 - $56
EconomyPlus
$70 - $110
Train from Syracuse to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
6h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $180
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $65
Business
$100 - $130
Economy
$75 - $85
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela

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
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$22 - $70
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $120
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $140
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $120
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $210
First Class - Adult
$140 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Bus operators
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 Syracuse to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $80
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from Syracuse, Ny to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
trailways.com

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The quickest flight from Syracuse Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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Syracuse to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York station.

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Syracuse to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Syracuse to Manhattan is 253 miles. It takes approximately 4h 27m to drive from Syracuse to Manhattan.

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Delta offers flights from Syracuse Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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Book your Syracuse to Manhattan train tickets online with Omio.

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The best way to get from Syracuse to Syracuse Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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