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There are 3 ways to get from Syracuse to Olean by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Destiny USA to Elmira, NY
  2. Take the bus from Elmira, NY to Olean, NY

1 alternative option

Drive

  1. Drive from Syracuse to Olean

Syracuse to Olean by train and bus

The journey time between Syracuse and Olean is around 11h 21m and covers a distance of around 238 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 31m. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 7m. Operated by Amtrak, VIA Rail, NFTA and others, the Syracuse to Olean service departs from Syracuse Regional Transportation Center and arrives in Olean, NY. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 50m
Layover time:
6h 31m
Total time:
11h 21m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 7m
Journey distance:
238 miles
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
$44
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:53
Last service departs at:
18:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Syracuse to Olean train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Syracuse to Olean is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Syracuse to Olean is to drive which takes 3h 21m and costs $18 - $27.

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No, there is no direct bus from Syracuse to Olean. However, there are services departing from Destiny USA and arriving at Olean, NY via Elmira, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h.

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The distance between Syracuse and Olean is 135 miles. The road distance is 191.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Syracuse to Olean without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 51m and costs $65 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 51m to get from Syracuse to Olean, including transfers.

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Syracuse to Olean bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Destiny USA station.

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Syracuse to Olean bus services, operated by Shortline Bus, arrive at Olean, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Syracuse to Olean is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3h 21m to drive from Syracuse to Olean.

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Map of how to get from Syracuse to Olean.
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  • Distance: 134.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 51m

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

You can take a bus from Syracuse to Olean via Elmira, NY in around 6h.

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 Buffalo
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Seat
$50 - $75
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Syracuse to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$30 - $45
Business
$80 - $95
Economy
$54 - $58
EconomyPlus
$75 - $110
Bus operators
Coach Erie
Phone
(814) 459-6666
Email
erie@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Senior 65+
$20 - $40
Youth 2-16
$21 - $40
Adult
$23 - $40
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Destiny USA to Elmira, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (866) 912-6224
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Elmira, NY to Olean, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com

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