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Journey Information

There are 20 intercity coaches per day from New York to Ithaca. Traveling by coach from New York to Ithaca usually takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest OurBus coach can make the trip in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance176 mi (283 km)
Shortest duration3h 45m
Cheapest price£19.83
Trips per day16
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Coach lines5

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York to Ithaca

(Based on 112 ratings and reviews)




10 February 2024- Visiting friends


Pros: Efficient time. Driver was incredibly kind, respectful, and caring about passengers. Cons: Pricing. Tips: Ensure to get there early. Drivers often leave right on time.



9 February 2024- Solo travel


Pros: Timely and cleanly. Cons: Revise bus etiquette. Tips: Bring headphones.



9 February 2024- Visiting friends


Pros: Good driver. Cons: Bathroom is bad. No hand sanitizer.



7 January 2024- Visiting family

FlixBus US

Pros: Me gusto, que aunqu habia maltiempo, estuvo nevando me senti segura. Cons: Podrian algunos de los viajeros, cuando hablen por telefono, mantengan sus conversaciones en un bajo volumen de voz. No hablar en voz muy alta. Tips: Que hablen en tono de voz bajo, en especial cuando hablan por telefono.



30 December 2023- Solo travel


Barb was great and I loved that the bus was waiting there and left exactly on time.

New York to Ithaca Route Map

New York Ithaca

How much is a coach ticket from New York to Ithaca?

£36.20 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Ithaca. Any tickets cheaper than £36.20 can be considered a great deal. 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 New York to Ithaca is expected to range from £32 to £53. If you are looking to travel to Ithaca within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from £33. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are £32 and can be found on 6 March 2024.

Monthly average prices


The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just £33 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Ithaca in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to £43 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save £7.50 on your coach ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What coach companies travel from New York to Ithaca?

There are 5 bus lines from New York to Ithaca available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 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:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways14h 30m£34.22
FlixBus US54h 38m£39.30
Greyhound49h 16m£46.86
Megabus44h 35m£33.77
OurBus74h 20m£38.41
  • 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 5 trips per day from New York to Ithaca, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 4 bus trips from New York to Ithaca every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 16 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Ithaca usually start from £24.

  • Book Megabus from New York to Ithaca from £23. There are 4 Megabus schedules from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Ithaca. In New York, Megabus departs to Ithaca from Port Authority - 301 W 41st St and no other station. In Ithaca, Megabus arrives at 131 East Green Street and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from New York to Ithaca takes 4 hours and 35 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 45 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Ithaca.

  • 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 £20, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from New York to Ithaca if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ithaca is about 222.7 miles (358.4 kilometers) from New York City. On average, the travel time between the two cities is 4 to 5 and a half hours by bus. In perfect weather and with clear traffic, a direct bus can make it to Ithaca in as fast as 3 hours.
Cornell University is a 4-minute drive from downtown Ithaca. To get to Cornell from downtown, there is a bus called TCAT (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit) that charges an adult fare of $1.50. Throughout downtown, there are many TCAT bus stops with maps that show how to get to Cornell. Alternatively, since Cornell is so close to downtown Ithaca, many students just walk to campus — which takes about 22 minutes. Uber and Lyft are also available.
Unfortunately, there are no direct trains to Ithaca from New York City. The best option is to take the train to Syracuse (either the Amtrak Empire Service or Amtrak Maple Leaf), and switch to a bus for an additional 1.5 hours of travel. The average cost for a train ticket on this route is $95. All in all, you’re probably better off taking a bus for this route.

The coach takes an average of 5 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 176 miles from New York to Ithaca. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 45 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 New York 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 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from New York to Ithaca, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 20 scheduled coaches that travel from New York to Ithaca every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 16 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Ithaca; ticket prices start at £67.44.

City Information

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.


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 New York?

New York Midtown (31st St & 8th Ave) Bus stop - NYCGOB2-0

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Main departure station: 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

Coaches to Ithaca leave from 15 stations in New York.

All coach stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Port Authority - 301 W 41st St

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

  • Sunset Park

  • 44th St & 3rd Ave

  • 59th Ave (btw Queens Blvd & 92nd St)

  • JFK Airport Term 7, Arrivals

  • Bed-Stuy - B25 bus stop

Where does the coach arrive in Ithaca?

Main arrival station: Green Street Pharmacy

Coaches arrive in Ithaca at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Ithaca:

  • Green Street Pharmacy

  • 130 E Seneca St

  • 131 East Green Street

  • Cornell University

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

  • Tobin Field House

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