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New York to Ithaca coach - cost & duration

Cheapest price£0.81
Shortest Duration3h 30m
Trips per day30
coach carriers5
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coach Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Ithaca
4.8
Based on 35 reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Trailways NY Pool report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.6
Value
3.6
Condition
4.5
David
5.0
19 February 2020Vacation
Pros
Easy to book.....and the reservation stayed "fresh" for the 3 months before I used it.
Cons
No problems.
Jenna
4.0
27 January 2020Business
Pros
Bus was on time. Driver appeared to be driving safely.
Cons
Electricity available for charging devices.
Tips
Get there early enough to get in the front of the line. The bathroom is located at the back of the bus so you have to deal with that traffic if you are back there.
Elena
5.0
6 December 2019Business
Pros
Exactly what I expected
Hannah
5.0
2 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
Reliable
Rachel
4.0
1 September 2019Visiting family
Pros
Bus was pretty direct. One unplanned stop for quick bus maintenance. Driver was good, ride was pretty smooth.
Cons
It was so cold on the bus. Looking around, I wasn't the only one that felt that way.
Tips
Don't smoke RIGHT before getting on the bus. Don't talk on the phone when everyone else on the bus is asleep. Don't "man-spread".

Based on 17 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 73 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.8
Value
3.8
Condition
4.8
Allison
4.0
1 March 2020Business
Pros
Arrived early to my destination, clean bathroom, outlets
Cons
I didn’t have luck with the WiFi
Janet
5.0
21 February 2020Visiting family
Pros
Nothing to complain about
Dingquan
5.0
21 February 2020Solo travel
Pros
Good
Cons
Be safe always
Tips
No
Alana
5.0
22 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Great departure location. Bus left ON TIME! Which is rare! We even got into Ithaca early :)
Cons
Seats could be more comfortable. Bent head rests keep you in one position. WiFi didn’t work.
Tips
Make sure you arrive early to bus stop.
Scott
5.0
17 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Direct, relatively fast, convenient, and safe
Cons
More leg room, esp for those of us who are tall.
Tips
Go for it

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with ShortLine report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.3
Staff
4.7
Value
4.3
Condition
4.5
Michael
4.0
11 March 2020Couples trip
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!
Steven
5.0
6 February 2020Solo travel
Tips
I took a bus from Port Authority, New York City to Ithaca, NY. The bus was on time leaving and arriving. I even slept most of the way. No muss, no fuss.
Bhavya
5.0
2 January 2020Solo travel
Cons
In the ticket that was emailed to me, there was no information for the logistics particularly one important thing that I am supposed to get the ticket printed at the Port Authority Terminal and the online PDF version of the ticket is not applicable. That almost made me ...More
Jennifer
4.0
7 September 2019Visiting friends
Tips
If you buy tickets online, you need to go to the ticket window to get a physical ticket so make sure you arrive early enough to account for that

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.

How much does a coach ticket from New York to Ithaca cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average coach fares from New York to Ithaca were £28.04.

The best way to find cheap coach tickets from New York to Ithaca is by booking earlier as most coach companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average £5.26 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the coach ride from New York to Ithaca?

The distance between New York and Ithaca is approximately 176.01 miles, or 283.19 kilometers. The average travel time for a coach between these two cities is around 4 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most coaches are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your coach has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day to travel by coach from New York to Ithaca?

The busiest day of the week to travel by coach from New York to Ithaca is on Tuesday. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Saturday is typically when coaches are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a coach on Saturday is the way to go.

Where does the coach leave from in New York?

There are 8 stations you could depart from, depending on the coach line you travel with. Most coach trips to Ithaca will depart from these stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 375 W 42nd St
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 23
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 27
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 29
  • 44th St & 3rd Ave

Where does the coach arrive in Ithaca?

Coaches arrive in Ithaca at 6 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with. These are the main coach stations in Ithaca for trips arriving from New York:

  • 131 E Green St
  • 130 E Seneca St
  • Cornell University
  • 107 Jessup Rd
  • 130 E Seneca St
  • 430 College Ave

What coach companies travel from New York to Ithaca?

On average there are 30 coach trips per day. ShortLine has the most options for departures from New York to Ithaca, with an average of 14.9 trips per day and 223.5 monthly trips. 5 coach carriers currently travel from New York to Ithaca. Of the 30 trips there are 8 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from New York to Ithaca start at £68.64.

5 carriers offer New York to Ithaca coach trips

Adirondack Pool

Book Adirondack Pool from New York to Ithaca from £33.92. There are 1 Adirondack Pool schedules from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay £36.53 for a Adirondack Pool ticket to Ithaca. In New York, Adirondack Pool departs to Ithaca from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Ithaca, Adirondack Pool arrives at 131 E Green St and no other station.

An average trip on Adirondack Pool from New York to Ithaca takes 5 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available Adirondack Pool trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Adirondack Pool offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay £37.52 for a weekend getaway to Ithaca.

Avg. Time
5h 40m
Avg. Price
£36.53

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from New York to Ithaca from £19.38. There are 5.533333 Greyhound schedules from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay £28.33 for a Greyhound ticket to Ithaca. In New York, Greyhound departs to Ithaca from Port Authority Bus Station and 1 other station. In Ithaca, Greyhound arrives at 131 E Green St and no other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Ithaca takes 7 hours and 6 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 5.777778 trips per day and you could expect to pay £31.11 for a weekend getaway to Ithaca.

Avg. Time
7h 6m
Avg. Price
£28.33

OurBus

Book OurBus from New York to Ithaca from £20.19. There are 5.8 OurBus schedules from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay £28.11 for a OurBus ticket to Ithaca. In New York, OurBus departs to Ithaca from Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St and 6 other stations. In Ithaca, OurBus arrives at 130 E Seneca St and 2 other stations.

An average trip on OurBus from New York to Ithaca takes 4 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 6.888889 trips per day and you could expect to pay £31.51 for a weekend getaway to Ithaca.

Avg. Time
4h 20m
Avg. Price
£28.11

ShortLine

Book ShortLine from New York to Ithaca from £0.81. There are 14.9 ShortLine schedules from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay £28.34 for a ShortLine ticket to Ithaca. In New York, ShortLine departs to Ithaca from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Ithaca, ShortLine arrives at 107 Jessup Rd and 2 other stations.

An average trip on ShortLine from New York to Ithaca takes 5 hours and 3 minutes, while the fastest available ShortLine trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, ShortLine offers 10.166667 trips per day and you could expect to pay £30.48 for a weekend getaway to Ithaca.

Avg. Time
5h 3m
Avg. Price
£28.34

Trailways NY Pool

Book Trailways NY Pool from New York to Ithaca from £27.46. There are 3.95 Trailways NY Pool schedules from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay £30.78 for a Trailways NY Pool ticket to Ithaca. In New York, Trailways NY Pool departs to Ithaca from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Ithaca, Trailways NY Pool arrives at 131 E Green St and no other station.

An average trip on Trailways NY Pool from New York to Ithaca takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, while the fastest available Trailways NY Pool trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Trailways NY Pool offers 4.222222 trips per day and you could expect to pay £34.09 for a weekend getaway to Ithaca.

Avg. Time
4h 58m
Avg. Price
£30.78

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