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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Ithaca to New York. Traveling by bus from Ithaca to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest OurBus bus can make the trip in 30 minutes.

Distance176 mi (283 km)
Shortest duration0h 30m
Cheapest price$19.99
Trips per day8
Most frequent serviceOurBus
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY

(Based on 42 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Prasadi

November 20, 2021- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: The driver was very friendly and helpful and also safe driving. He arrived at NYC earlier than planned. Cons: Wifi connectivity. Tips: Direct bus to NYC and didn't feel the 4 hours and 30 min journey because the driver was very experienced to take us on a smooth...

Pros: The driver was very friendly and helpful and also safe driving. He arrived at NYC earlier than planned. Cons: Wifi connectivity. Tips: Direct bus to NYC and didn't feel the 4 hours and 30 min journey because the driver was very experienced to take us on a smooth ride.

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4.0

sabrina

November 19, 2021- Visiting friends

Trailways NY Pool

Pros: did the job! the outlets worked which was very helpful. Cons: wifi didn't work unfortunately. it was also very full at the end with passengers; a bit more space would have been ideal. also somewhere to stand while waiting would have been ideal -- it was cold stan...

Pros: did the job! the outlets worked which was very helpful. Cons: wifi didn't work unfortunately. it was also very full at the end with passengers; a bit more space would have been ideal. also somewhere to stand while waiting would have been ideal -- it was cold standing on the street.

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5.0

Elle

November 5, 2021- Solo travel

OurBus

Wifi on board

Wifi on board

4.0

Nataliia

October 24, 2021- Visiting family

Trailways NY Pool

Pros: I liked the driver, she was great. Cons: Arrive in time. Tips: Pay attention to schedule, bus can be late.

Pros: I liked the driver, she was great. Cons: Arrive in time. Tips: Pay attention to schedule, bus can be late.

5.0

Daniel

August 24, 2021- Vacation

OurBus

Much better than other bus companies I have used from Ithaca, with a more convenient arrival time. VERY pleased.

Much better than other bus companies I have used from Ithaca, with a more convenient arrival time. VERY pleased.

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

$33.35 is the average price of a bus ticket from Ithaca to New York. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

$60$40$20NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Ithaca to New York is expected to range from $29 to $49. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $29. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $29 and can be found on December 6, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in July. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $35 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Ithaca to New York 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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $16.76 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Ithaca to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Ithaca to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, OurBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US24h 20m$31.82
OurBus64h 16m$45.55
Trailways NY Pool15h 14m$41.13
  • 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 Ithaca to New York, 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 $25, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Ithaca to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Trailways NY Pool

    Trailways NY Pool

    Book Trailways NY Pool from Ithaca to New York from $23. Typically there is one Trailways NY Pool schedule per day from Ithaca to New York and you can expect on average to pay for a Trailways NY Pool ticket to New York. In Ithaca, Trailways NY Pool departs to New York from Green Street Pharmacy . In New York, Trailways NY Pool arrives at Port Authority Bus Station .

    An average trip on Trailways NY Pool from Ithaca to New York takes 5 hours and 14 minutes , while the fastest available Trailways NY Pool trip will get you to New York in 0 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Trailways NY Pool offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to New York.

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.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Ithaca to New York 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 Ithaca to New York?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 21 minutes to cover the 176 miles from Ithaca to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 30 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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?

Buses departing from Ithaca to New York tend to have the most passangers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ithaca?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am 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 9 scheduled buses that travel from Ithaca to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 8 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.

City Information

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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Ithaca?

Departure stations

Buses to New York leave from 5 stations in Ithaca.

All bus stations in Ithaca:

  • 130 E Seneca St

  • Green Street Pharmacy

  • Cornell University

  • Cornell University

  • Tobin Field House

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in New York at 9 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - Slip 2

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • Park Avenue South (b/w E 26th St. and E 27th St.)

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • GW Bridge Bus Station

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

  • 44th St & 3rd Ave

  • 11th Ave (btw. 35th & 36th St.)

  • Port Authority Bus Station, South Wing LL, Gate 18R

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