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Journey Information

Ithaca to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration4h 0m
Trips per day19
Bus lines2
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Ithaca-New York Bus Schedule

Price trends for buses from Ithaca to New York

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15MayJun

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Ithaca to New York
4.7
Based on 32 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
3.8
Value
3.3
Condition
3.5
Eva
5.0
February 21, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
On bus WiFi and movies
Cons
Barely any leg space.
Tips
No.
Ava
5.0
December 20, 2019Vacation
Pros
Every thing
Cons
No
Tips
No
Jasmine
4.0
October 11, 2019Vacation
Pros
the pit stop that we had for 15 minutes
Cons
arrive on time so we could depart on time, the outlets on the bus are realllyyyy loose, they barely held up my charger, the wifi didnt work at all
Tips
the wifi on the bus doesnt actually work so dont plan on being able to do work without using a hotspot or something
Maria Cecilia
3.0
May 28, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Wifi

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Trailways NY Pool report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 19 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 56 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.7
Value
3.9
Condition
4.8
Tiffany
5.0
February 10, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Easy, clear instructions.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Good bus route to take.
Lola
4.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Not too crowded.
Cons
Late arrival time was most likely due to holiday travel.
Lily
5.0
October 27, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I had such a lovely time! The bus driver was so nice We left on time I love Our Bus
Cons
I think my seat kept sliding
Tips
Always choose ourbus
Hans-Christian
5.0
October 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
Careful save driver
Cons
Free coffee
Tips
Enjoy
Lola
5.0
October 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable, clean, WiFi available and on time arrival

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with ShortLine report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.8
Value
4.4
Condition
5.0
James
5.0
December 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Not having the headache of driving.
Cons
I loved the foot rests on the first bus, but second did not have them, sadly.
Tips
Enjoy the view. Take a snack.
Jensen
5.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The driver was funny and engaging. Made a 4hr+ trip go by super quickly! Such an amazing experience!
Amanda
5.0
September 7, 2019Vacation
Cons
The only flaw that I feel like should be fixed was none of the outlets on the busses worked.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Ithaca to New York City?

Unfortunately, there is no train service from Ithaca to New York City. To ride Amtrak, your best bet is to take a bus from Ithaca to Syracuse, then catch a train to New York from there. That said, the full trip would take around 12 hours 15 minutes. You’re far better off just taking a bus the entire way, which only takes between 4 and 6 hours.

What is the best way to get from Ithaca to New York City?

The best way to get from Ithaca to New York City is by bus. Bus trips from Ithaca to New York take as little as 4 hours, and cost $35 on average. There is no direct train you can take from Ithaca to New York, and flights, in addition to costing more, typically include layovers.

How long is the drive from Ithaca to NYC?

The drive from Ithaca to NYC covers about 223 miles (359 kilometers), which takes around 4 hours to 4 hours 15 minutes to drive without bad traffic or stops. Travel time on a bus can be as fast as 4 hours, but can take longer if the bus is making additional stops.

How much is a bus ticket from Ithaca to New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $27.68 was the low point for bus fares from Ithaca to New York. Buses from New York to Ithaca are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $27.68 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 bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $27.32 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 176 miles (283 kilometers) from Ithaca to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, 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 Ithaca?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Ithaca to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 19 scheduled buses that travel from Ithaca to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Ithaca to New York; ticket prices start at $85.00.

What bus companies travel from Ithaca to New York?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Ithaca to New York. Of these two services, ShortLine usually offers more choice, with 17 bus trips per day.
BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
OurBus34h 23m$28.64
ShortLine175h 30m$31.88

Where does the bus leave from in Ithaca?

Ithaca, New York has two bus stations with service to New York, New York:

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

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in New York, New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 368 Park Ave S

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