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Routes30
Trips per day114
bus lines5
Stations9
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About Ithaca

Blessed with over 150 waterfalls within 10 miles, Ithaca is every outdoors fan’s petit haven. The most notable, and the tallest of the bunch, is the Taughannock Falls. There are hiking trails located close to the falls that will provide an amazing overlook of the falls itself, but do stay away from the water in the gorges. If hiking is not your cup of tea, perhaps a boat cruise on Lake Cayuga, which is the longest of the Finger Lakes, will offer the tranquility and peace of mind you need. For culturally-inclined tourists, don’t hesitate to take a short detour to the State Theatre of Ithaca, which offers top-tier shows and concerts that charm locals and visitors alike.

Ithaca boasts even more restaurants per capita than New York City, and its amazing food scene seems to have a little bit of everything for everyone. For the best burger in town, check out Ithaca Ale House. If Italian food is your thing, the door at Franco’s is wide open for you.

Several bus carriers conduct trips in and out of Ithaca, including Greyhound, OurBus, Flixbus and New York Trailways. Unfortunately, there are currently no Amtrak trains that go to Ithaca. The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport serves as the town’s main airport. It is located three miles northeast of the city center.

What bus companies travel to Ithaca, New York?

Located in New York, Ithaca is accessible by bus from 30 other cities. You can choose from 114 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Ithaca on Wanderu. OurBus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Ithaca are also available..

Bus companies serving Ithaca

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US1067h 20m$75.06
OurBus503h 13m$52.80
Adirondack Trailways354h 49m$62.60
Greyhound108h 42m$71.18
Megabus74h 14m$55.29
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound buses are outfitted with power outlets, free WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning for your comfort.

Which bus carrier has the best service to Ithaca?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Ithaca by bus with FlixBus US giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Adirondack Trailways had the most comfortable bus service to Ithaca taking into account the seats and amenities that Adirondack Trailways offers. They rate Adirondack Trailways a 4.7 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Ithaca punctually, travelers suggest that FlixBus US has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Ithaca, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$8.14 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Ithaca, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Ithaca. In the last month, buses from Cortland to Ithaca had the lowest average price at $9.34.

The busiest bus station in Ithaca is Green Street Pharmacy. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular bus stations in Ithaca are:

  • Green Street Pharmacy
  • 130 E Seneca St
  • Cornell University
The closest airport to Ithaca is Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH), it is located 4 miles from the city center of Ithaca.
Ithaca ranks number 13 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 86 in United States. Ithaca ranks number 7 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Ithaca via bus service. On average 76 direct daily bus trips serve Ithaca.
The population of Ithaca is 30788. Ithaca ranks number 28 in terms of population in New York and number 492 in all of United States.
Bus tickets to Ithaca range from $8 for a short trip to Ithaca, while a 60 to 200 mile bus trip to Ithaca starts at , and a longer trip by bus to Ithaca can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $30.
People who take the bus to Ithaca are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Ithaca easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest bus station to the city center of Ithaca is Starbucks - 130 E. Seneca St., located just 0.3 miles away. Select Starbucks - 130 E. Seneca St. as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Ithaca. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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