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Coach Trip Information: Boston to Ithaca

There are 3 intercity coaches per day from Boston to Ithaca. Traveling by coach from Boston to Ithaca usually takes around 12 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest OurBus coach can make the trip in 7 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance278 mi (447 km)
Shortest duration7h 40m
Cheapest price£31.83
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from Boston to Ithaca?

£43.50 is the average price of a coach ticket from Boston to Ithaca. Any tickets cheaper than £43.50 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a coach 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

£72£48£24MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a coach from Boston to Ithaca is expected to range from £34 to £68. If you are looking to travel to Ithaca within the next week, you can find coach tickets starting from £39. The cheapest coach tickets in the next month are £34 and can be found on 14 June 2022.

Monthly average prices

£60£48£36£24£12JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest coach ticket prices on this route can usually be found in May. That’s when the average price of a coach ticket is expected to be just £37 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Ithaca in December, expect to spend more on your coach trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £52 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

£80£64£48£32£163020100

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 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £16.69 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from Boston to Ithaca?

There are 3 coach lines from Boston to Ithaca available for you to search and book on Wanderu. FlixBus US offers the most choice in regards to departure time, with a couple of different times on its daily coach schedule.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US210h 18m£47.43
Greyhound117h 36m£40.83
OurBus17h 45m£63.67
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide coach 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 Boston to Ithaca every day, with the average journey taking around 17 hours and 36 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Ithaca usually start from £32.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 £64, 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

Is it safe to travel by coach from Boston to Ithaca during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all coach passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the coach.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach takes an average of 12 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 278 miles from Boston to Ithaca. However, the fastest coach only takes 7 hours and 40 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by coach?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking coaches from Boston to Ithaca. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the coach and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave Boston?

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 07:00. To see the times for all coaches from Boston to Ithaca, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled coaches that travel from Boston to Ithaca every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct coach. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different coach at any point during your trip. Direct coaches also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

City Information

Boston

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 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.

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 coach leave from in Boston?

Departure stations

Coaches to Ithaca leave from 4 stations in Boston.

All coach stations in Boston:

  • LAZ parking lot - 90 Traveler Street

  • South Station Bus Terminal

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

  • 39 Dalton Street

Where does the coach arrive in Ithaca?

Arrival stations

Coaches arrive in Ithaca at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Ithaca:

  • Green Street Pharmacy

  • Starbucks - 130 E. Seneca St. (Bus Transfer Required)

  • 130 E Seneca St

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