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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.

What bus companies travel to Ithaca, New York?

Located in New York, Ithaca is accessible by bus from 141 other cities. You can choose from 200 daily scheduled trips when you search for buses to Ithaca on Wanderu. OurBus usually has the most buses on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Train tickets to Ithaca are also available.

Bus companies serving Ithaca

BusRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound851d 17h 55m$160.55
OurBus393h 28m$39.56
FlixBus US177h 36m$43.44
Adirondack Trailways111d 0h 13m$53.54
Trailways NY Pool72h 53m$30.25
Trailways NY51d 2h 37m$37.18
Adirondack Pool11d 2h 0m$65.03

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a bus ticket to Ithaca?

$7.99 is the cheapest price for a bus ticket to Ithaca, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Ithaca. In the last month, buses from Binghamton to Ithaca had the lowest average price at $9.90.

Where is the bus station in Ithaca, NY?

The busiest bus station in Ithaca is Green Street Pharmacy. The distance between Green Street Pharmacy to the center of Ithaca is 0.4 miles. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The other popular bus stations in Ithaca are:

  • 130 E Seneca St
  • Cornell University

Which bus service has the best service to Ithaca?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Ithaca by bus with Trailways NY giving them a 4.4 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Adirondack Trailways had the most comfortable bus service to Ithaca taking into account the seats and amenities that Adirondack Trailways offers. They rate Adirondack Trailways a 4.1 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Ithaca punctually travelers suggest that Trailways NY has the best on time performance on their bus schedules to Ithaca, rating them a 4.9 based on their on time arrivals.

What is the closest airport to Ithaca, NY?

The closest airport to Ithaca is Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH), it is located 4 miles from the city center of Ithaca.

Is Ithaca a popular bus travel destination?

Ithaca ranks number 23 among most popular bus destinations in the region. It also ranks number 527 in United States. Ithaca ranks number 10 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Ithaca via bus service. On average 79 direct daily bus trips serve Ithaca.

What is the population of Ithaca?

The population of Ithaca is 30788. Ithaca ranks number 31 in terms of population in New York and number 615 in all of United States.

What type of traveler does Ithaca attract?

People who take the bus to Ithaca are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a bus last minute make taking a bus to Ithaca easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.

What bus station is located closest to the city center of Ithaca?

The closest bus station to the city center of Ithaca is 130 E Seneca St, located just 0.3 miles away. Select 130 E Seneca St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Ithaca. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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