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Syracuse - Ithaca Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Syracuse to Ithaca. Traveling by bus from Syracuse to Ithaca usually takes around 2 hours and 27 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in just one hour and 15 minutes.

Distance45 mi (73 km)
Shortest duration1h 15m
Cheapest price$17.06
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Syracuse to Ithaca

(Based on 19 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

John

July 13, 2022- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Good. Cons: Maybe they could put an air-conditioning on the bus for hot days but something environmental. Tips: Was a nice bus driver.

5.0

Marlene

September 10, 2021- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Trip was very fun had an easy time navigating the bus system. Tips: Add outlets to charge phone it is much needed.

5.0

Edward

October 16, 2019- Visiting family

OurBus

Barb was my driver and she was wonderful.

4.0

Rishabh

October 15, 2019- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Electronic tickets should be implemented. Having to print the tickets is cumbersome.

4.0

Martine

October 5, 2019- Solo travel

Trailways NY

Pros: Easy ride. Cons: Cleanliness of bathroom, being on time (bus was 15 min late).

How much is a bus ticket from Syracuse to Ithaca?

$43.84 is the average price of a bus ticket from Syracuse to Ithaca. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$82$55$27JunJun

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Syracuse to Ithaca is expected to be between $25 and $66. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 22, 2024, when tickets are available for June 22, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $45.

Monthly average prices

$68$55$41$27$14JASONDJFMAMJ
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Syracuse to Ithaca, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $41. However, taking the bus from Syracuse to Ithaca during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $56. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$68$55$41$27$143020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$8.34 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Syracuse to Ithaca?

There are 4 bus lines from Syracuse to Ithaca available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, OurBus 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 Trailways18h 25m$146.32
FlixBus US13h 27m$30.16
Greyhound13h 49m$30.75
OurBus51h 31m$48.42
  • 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 1 trips per day from Syracuse to Ithaca, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 performs about 1 bus trips from Syracuse to Ithaca every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 49 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Ithaca usually start from $18.

  • 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 Syracuse to Ithaca if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 73 kilometers from Syracuse to Ithaca. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 15 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.

"Travelers prefer riding the bus on Saturday to enjoy the weekend in Ithaca. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 Ithaca, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Syracuse to Ithaca, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Syracuse to Ithaca every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 5 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 Syracuse to Ithaca; ticket prices start at $24.61.

City Information

Syracuse

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Syracuse?

Main departure station: 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

Buses to Ithaca leave from 6 stations in Syracuse.

All bus stations in Syracuse:

  • 1 Walsh Circle Ste 30

  • Syracuse University Libraries

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

  • 222 Waverly Ave (Transfer Required)

  • Destiny USA Mall

  • Destiny USA Mall

Where does the bus arrive in Ithaca?

Main arrival station: 130 E Seneca St

Buses arrive in Ithaca at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Ithaca:

  • 130 E Seneca St

  • Green Street Pharmacy

  • Starbucks - 130 E. Seneca St.

  • 131 East Green Street

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