There are 10 ways to get from Washington to Cornell University by subway, plane, bus, train or car

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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Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Ithaca  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Ithaca (ITH) IAD - ITH

$232 - $1,127

Cheapest option

Bus OurBus  •  9 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Union City, NJ OurBus Intercity Prime
  2. Take the bus from Union City, NJ to Ithaca, NY OurBus Intercity Prime

$33 - $66

8 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to Rochester, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Rochester (ROC) DCA - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Ithaca, Ny

$138 - $551

Train to Baltimore, fly to Rochester, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Rochester (ROC) BWI - ROC
  3. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Ithaca, Ny

$201 - $518

Fly Washington Dulles to Rochester, bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Rochester (ROC) IAD - ROC
  2. Take the bus from Rochester, Ny to Ithaca, Ny

$144 - $288

Train, bus via 31St St At Bergenline Ave  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Union City, NJ to Ithaca, NY OurBus Intercity Prime

$144 - $370

Train, bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY Ithaca-Binghamton-NYC route

$143 - $368

Train, bus College Express  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University West College Express

$168 - $374

Bus  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, PA to Scranton, PA 770
  3. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Ithaca, Ny 300

$73 - $146

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Cornell University 326.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Cornell University is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Cornell University is to subway and fly which costs $230 - $1,200 and takes 3 h 27 min.

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The distance between Washington and Cornell University is 249 miles. The road distance is 326.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Washington to Cornell University, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Cornell University. However, there are services departing from Washington, DC and arriving at Ithaca, NY via Union City, NJ. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 50 min.

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The nearest airport to Cornell University is Ithaca (ITH) Airport which is 3.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Elmira/Corning (ELM) (29 miles), Syracuse (SYR) (50.1 miles), Rochester (ROC) (76.7 miles) and Buffalo (BUF) (119.7 miles).

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Map of how to get from Washington to Cornell University.
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  • Distance: 248.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Cornell University, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Cornell University via Union City, NJ and Ithaca, NY in around 9 h 50 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Rochester via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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 Rochester, Ny to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Ithaca, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Union City, NJ to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Union City, NJ
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
ourbus.com
College Express
Website
collegeexpressbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Cornell University West
Ave. Duration
6 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Schedules at
collegeexpressbus.com
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg, PA to Scranton, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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