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New York to Ithaca coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price€34.94
Shortest Duration3h 50m
Trips per day2
Coach lines1

New York to Ithaca Route Map

New York Ithaca

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Ithaca from New York?

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.

How do you get from downtown Ithaca to Cornell?

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.

Is there a train from New York to Ithaca?

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.

Is it safe to travel by coach from New York 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 much is a coach ticket from New York to Ithaca?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €46.85 was the low point for coach fares from New York to Ithaca. Coaches from Ithaca to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €46.85 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most coach companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 1 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €1.08 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the coach ride?

The coach usually takes around 3 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 176 miles (283 kilometers) from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY. However, the fastest coach only takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest coaches leave New York?

The first coach leaves at 09:00 and the last coach leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all coaches from New York to Ithaca, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many coaches are there each day?

There are usually only 2 coaches per day from New York to Ithaca. Both of these are direct coaches, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring coaches at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Ithaca; ticket prices start at €70.71.

What coach companies travel from New York to Ithaca?

There is one coach company that operates from New York to Ithaca. OurBus is the one coach line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
OurBus24h 0m€49.21

Book OurBus from New York to Ithaca from €35. There are 2 OurBus schedules from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay €49 for a OurBus ticket to Ithaca. In New York, OurBus departs to Ithaca from GW Bridge, Slip 2 - 4211 Broadway and 2 other stations. In Ithaca, OurBus arrives at 130 E Seneca St and 3 other stations. An average trip on OurBus from New York to Ithaca takes 4 hours and 0 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, OurBus offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay €49 for a weekend getaway to Ithaca.

Where does the coach leave from in New York?

Coaches to Ithaca leave from multiple locations in New York, New York. These are the 3 most popular coach stations:

  • GW Bridge, Slip 2 - 4211 Broadway
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St
  • 375 W 42nd St

Where does the coach arrive in Ithaca?

Coaches arrive in Ithaca at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Ithaca, New York:

  • 130 E Seneca St
  • Tobin Field House
  • Cornell University
  • Cornell University

Price trends for coaches from New York to Ithaca

Average prices by travel date

€50€33€17MarMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

€62€50€37€25€123020100

Coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for coaches from New York, NY to Ithaca, NY

(Based on 37 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Michael

11 March 2020 - Couples trip

ShortLine

Pros: Once on the bus, everything went so smoothly! Cons: It was hard to figure out where to print our tickets, and whether or not we had to print our tickets. We arrived early to figure it out, but nearly missed our bus bc things weren’t always clear. Also, the chargi... Pros: Once on the bus, everything went so smoothly! Cons: It was hard to figure out where to print our tickets, and whether or not we had to print our tickets. We arrived early to figure it out, but nearly missed our bus bc things weren’t always clear. Also, the charging ports on the bus were all broken. Tips: Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of disease!More

4.0

Allison

1 March 2020 - Business

OurBus

Pros: Arrived early to my destination, clean bathroom, outlets. Cons: I didn’t have luck with the WiFi. Pros: Arrived early to my destination, clean bathroom, outlets. Cons: I didn’t have luck with the WiFi.

5.0

Janet

21 February 2020 - Visiting family

OurBus

Nothing to complain aboutNothing to complain about

5.0

Dingquan

21 February 2020 - Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: Good. Cons: Be safe always. Tips: No. Pros: Good. Cons: Be safe always. Tips: No.

5.0

David

19 February 2020 - Vacation

Trailways NY Pool

Pros: Easy to book.....and the reservation stayed "fresh" for the 3 months before I used it. Cons: No problems. Pros: Easy to book.....and the reservation stayed "fresh" for the 3 months before I used it. Cons: No problems.

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