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Coach Trip Information: Boston to Ithaca
There are 2 intercity coaches per day from Boston to Ithaca. Traveling by coach from Boston to Ithaca usually takes around 8 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest OurBus coach can make the trip in 7 hours and 50 minutes.
|Distance||278 mi (447 km)|
|Shortest duration||7h 50m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||FlixBus US|
How much is a coach ticket from Boston to Ithaca?
£62.21 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Ithaca. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. 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
Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Boston to Ithaca is expected to range from £41 to £73. If you are looking to travel to Ithaca within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £41. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £41 and can be found on 8 June 2023.
Monthly average prices
The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £45 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Ithaca in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £68 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
Most coach companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your coach tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap coach tickets is to book at least 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £28.57 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
What coach companies travel from Boston to Ithaca?
There are two bus lines that have daily service from Boston to Ithaca that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.
|Coach||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|FlixBus US||2||10h 26m||£78.30|
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 2 trips per day from Boston to Ithaca, 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 £68, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Boston to Ithaca if you are looking for comfort at a good price.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The coach takes an average of 8 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 278 miles from Boston to Ithaca. However, the fastest coach only takes 7 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
Because many passengers travel from Boston to Ithaca at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for coaches. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.
The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 09:00. To see the times for all coaches from Boston to Ithaca, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):
Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.
From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.
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.
Where does the coach leave from in Boston?
Main departure station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal
Coaches to Ithaca leave from 3 stations in Boston.
All coach stations in Boston:
748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal
39 Dalton Street
177 Huntington Ave
Where does the coach arrive in Ithaca?
Main arrival station: Green Street Pharmacy
These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Ithaca.
Coach stations in Ithaca:
Green Street Pharmacy
130 E Seneca St
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