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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Ithaca to Syracuse. Traveling by bus from Ithaca to Syracuse usually takes around 2 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 20 minutes.

Distance45 mi (73 km)
Shortest duration1h 20m
Cheapest price$21.86
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Ithaca to Syracuse

(Based on 18 ratings and reviews)




July 17, 2023- Visiting family


Helps to know exact pic up drop off location



June 8, 2023- Solo travel


Pros: Courteous driver. Cons: Lost my wallet on bus. Poor contact info. Still have not heard anything on my lost wallet. Bus needs to say where it's headed. Tips: Keep an I on your belongings. Went to bathroom and left my suitcases on the bus. Wallet was missing when I got of the bus in Syracuse.



May 9, 2023- Visiting family


Pros: The bus driver was super nice and personable. I am always satisfied with your bus service / I use it a lot for getting me to and from the Syracuse airport - an easy fix to my not having a car. Cons: If you served coffee ☕️ Just kidding 😂😂😂 but, it’s not a terrible idea 😉. Tips: The Wanderu app is a godsend / so easy to use!



January 2, 2023- Business


Pros: good service, fills a good need to reach Syracuse airport. Cons: more frequent trips.



December 19, 2022- Visiting family


Pros: Efficient and comfortable. Cons: Telephonic communication would help in case of change of trip plan. Tips: Be at the pick up location few minutes before scheduled departure.

How much is a bus ticket from Ithaca to Syracuse?

Bus tickets for a trip from Ithaca to Syracuse cost $48.45 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price

Average prices by travel date


Bus tickets from Ithaca to Syracuse are expected to cost between $49 and $62 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Syracuse within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $51. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

Traveling from Ithaca to Syracuse by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $52 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 24 days in advance to save $12.11 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Ithaca to Syracuse?

There are 3 bus lines from Ithaca to Syracuse available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, Adirondack Trailways usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways44h 24m$76.25
FlixBus US33h 28m$35.11
OurBus31h 32m$49.08
  • 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.

  • 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. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Ithaca to Syracuse, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 starting from $41, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Ithaca to Syracuse if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 54 minutes to cover the 73 kilometers from Ithaca to Syracuse. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 20 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Ithaca to Syracuse for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Syracuse, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ithaca to Syracuse, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Ithaca to Syracuse every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Ithaca to Syracuse; ticket prices start at $24.63.

City Information


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.


Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse might not be the top destination for tourists in New York, but it does have plenty of quirky and fun destinations for all age groups. Upon your first arrival to the city, don’t miss out on the chance to take a stroll around the historic Armory Square, considered to be the top destination by locals. The square also features plenty of restaurants and nightclubs if you are looking for the quarter with the best nightlife in town. If you want to mingle with a good crowd for some fun, the Carrier Dome, which is located within the campus of Syracuse University, will offer the adrenaline rush you need. For those seeking a more culturally-inclined activity, head towards the Everson Museum of Art and marvel at the most significant collection of American ceramics in the country.

Syracuse features a vibrant and diverse food scene. If you enjoy brunch, Modern Malt, a local favorite, is the place to be. And for some amazing authentic Cuban dishes, head to Esquina Habanera.

The busiest bus and train station in the city is the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center. From there you can catch an Amtrak train or a bus run by Greyhound, New York Trailways, OurBus or Jefferson Lines to various cities, including New York, Boston, and Albany. Syracuse is served by Amtrak’s Empire Service, Lake Shore Limited and Maple Leaf lines. The Syracuse Hancock International Airport is the principal airport in the city, and it is located five miles northwest of downtown.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Ithaca?

Main departure station: 131 East Green Street

Buses to Syracuse leave from 4 stations in Ithaca.

All bus stations in Ithaca:

  • 131 East Green Street

  • Green Street Pharmacy

  • 130 E Seneca St

  • Starbucks - 130 E. Seneca St.

Where does the bus arrive in Syracuse?

Main arrival station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

Buses arrive in Syracuse at 7 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

  • Syracuse (Hancock Airport)

  • Syracuse University Libraries

  • Syracuse Airport (Taxi Queue S-Term. A)

  • Destiny USA Mall

  • 222 Waverly Ave (Transfer Required)

  • Destiny USA Mall

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