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Baltimore - Ithaca Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Baltimore to Ithaca. Traveling by bus from Baltimore to Ithaca usually takes around 14 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 10 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance218 mi (351 km)
Shortest duration10h 35m
Cheapest price$45.98
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Baltimore to Ithaca?

$54.29 is the average price of a bus ticket from Baltimore to Ithaca. Any tickets cheaper than $54.29 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

$75$50$25MayJun

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Baltimore to Ithaca is expected to range from $50 to $72. If you are looking to travel to Ithaca within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $53. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $50 and can be found on June 2, 2022.

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15JJASONDJFMAM

The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in September. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $49 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Baltimore to Ithaca in March, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $58 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

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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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $27.30 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Baltimore to Ithaca?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Baltimore to Ithaca that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US110h 51m$61.60
Greyhound116h 2m$57.64
  • 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 1 trips per day from Baltimore to Ithaca, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus 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 1 bus trips from Baltimore to Ithaca every day, with the average journey taking around 16 hours and 2 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Ithaca usually start from $46.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Baltimore 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 Baltimore to Ithaca?

The bus takes an average of 14 hours and 41 minutes to cover the 218 miles from Baltimore to Ithaca. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 35 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Baltimore to Ithaca for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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 bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Baltimore?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 7:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Baltimore 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 Baltimore to Ithaca. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Baltimore to Ithaca; ticket prices start at $188.50.

City Information

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

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 Baltimore?

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Downtown Bus Station (2110 Haines St) - BALGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

The bus terminal located at 2110 Haines St is the main bus station in Baltimore. Opened in 2016, the station serves as the main stop near Downtown Baltimore for the two largest bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city – Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. The station is served by only one line of Baltimore’s transit bus network. However, a connection is also available to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County bus system. As there aren’t many food options near the Baltimore Bus Terminal, we suggest bringing your own sandwich if you think you’ll get hungry during your trip.

All bus stations in Baltimore:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

  • 400 Ponca St.

Where does the bus arrive in Ithaca?

Main arrival station: Green Street Pharmacy

All buses from Baltimore arrive at one main station in Ithaca.

All bus stations in Ithaca:

  • Green Street Pharmacy

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