There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Cornell University by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New Brunswick Amtrak Station Northeast Regional
  2. Take the bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Ithaca, NY Hamilton, NJ - New Brunswick, NJ - Ithaca Collegetown

$80 - $155

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Ithaca, NY Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD - Philadelphia, PA - Allentown, PA - Wescosvile, PA - Binghamton, NY - Ithaca, NY

$21 - $45

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Bus via Ithaca Commons - Green St  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Ithaca, NY Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD - Philadelphia, PA - Allentown, PA - Wescosvile, PA - Binghamton, NY - Ithaca, NY

$23 - $46

Drive  •  6h 21m

  1. Drive from Washington to Cornell University 326.2 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Washington Dulles to Ithaca  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Ithaca (ITH) IAD - ITH

$330 - $1,310

Fly Reagan Washington to Syracuse, bus  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Syracuse (SYR) DCA - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$114 - $523

Fly Washington Dulles to Syracuse, bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Syracuse (SYR) IAD - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY

$208 - $788

Fly Reagan Washington to Rochester, bus  •  7h 4m

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

$154 - $343

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Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Cornell University is to fly which costs $330 - $1,400 and takes 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, DC and arriving at Ithaca, NY. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 45m.

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The distance between Washington and Cornell University is 249 miles. The road distance is 326.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Cornell University without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 43m and costs $75 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6h 43m to get from Washington to Cornell University, including transfers.

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Washington to Cornell University bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Washington, DC station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Cornell University is to bus via Ithaca Commons - Green St which takes 8h 3m and costs $23 - $50. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $330 - $1,400 and takes 4h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Ithaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Washington to Cornell University bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Ithaca, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Cornell University.
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  • Distance: 248.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 43m

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

OurBus operates a bus from Washington, DC to Ithaca, NY twice a week. Tickets cost $21 - $45 and the journey takes 7h 45m. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Washington to Cornell University 4 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $310
Flights from Reagan Washington to Rochester via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $460
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New Brunswick Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$55 - $120
Business Class Seat
$90 - $170
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New Brunswick, NJ to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $45
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ourbus.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Book at
ourbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Cornell University is 326 miles. It takes approximately 6h 21m to drive from Washington to Cornell University.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Ithaca Airport.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Cornell University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Washington Dulles Airport is to bus which takes 38 min and costs $8.

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