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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Ithaca. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Ithaca usually takes around 10 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 9 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance246 mi (396 km)
Shortest duration9h 50m
Cheapest price$57.98
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Ithaca?

$58.65 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to Ithaca. Any tickets cheaper than $58.65 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

$90$60$30SepOct

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to Ithaca is expected to range from $58 to $90. If you are looking to travel to Ithaca within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $59. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $58 and can be found on October 12, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $65 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Ithaca in January, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $80 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

$100$80$60$40$203020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 11 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $16.33 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Ithaca?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Washington DC to Ithaca that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US211h 2m$67.88
OurBus110h 0m$85.87
  • 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 Washington to Ithaca, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 $75, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Washington to Ithaca if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Ithaca during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Washington to Ithaca?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 51 minutes to cover the 246 miles from Washington DC to Ithaca. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus 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 bus?

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to Ithaca at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. 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, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00am. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Ithaca, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Washington DC to Ithaca. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Ithaca; ticket prices start at $126.00.

City Information

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

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 bus leave from in Washington DC?

Main departure station: 550 New York Avenue NW

Washington has two bus stations with service to Ithaca.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station (Transfer Required)

Where does the bus arrive in Ithaca?

Main arrival station: Green Street Pharmacy

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Ithaca.

All bus stations in Ithaca:

  • Green Street Pharmacy

  • 130 E Seneca St

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