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Journey Information

Ithaca to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$42.00
Shortest Duration3h 40m
Trips per day2
Bus lines1

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 right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $53.55 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 $53.55 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 1 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $2.72 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours to cover the 176 miles (283 kilometers) from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 40 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

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

Because many passengers travel from Ithaca to New York 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 Ithaca?

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 3:00pm. 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 usually only 2 buses per day from Ithaca to New York. Both of these are direct buses, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring buses 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 is one bus company that operates from Ithaca to New York. OurBus is the one bus line that services this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different travel times to choose from each day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
OurBus24h 0m$59.24

Where does the bus leave from in Ithaca?

Most buses depart from the main station in Ithaca, New York:

  • 130 E Seneca St

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:

  • GW Bridge, Slip 2 - 4211 Broadway
  • 368 Park Ave S

Price trends for buses from Ithaca to New York

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY
4.7
Based on 32 ratings and 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 On bus WiFi and movies
Cons
Barely any leg space. Barely any leg space.
Tips
No.No.
Ava
5.0
December 20, 2019Vacation
Pros
Every thingEvery thing
Cons
NoNo
Tips
No No
Jasmine
4.0
October 11, 2019Vacation
Pros
the pit stop that we had for 15 minutesthe 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 allarrive 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 somethingthe 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
WifiWifi

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. Easy, clear instructions.
Cons
NothingNothing
Tips
Good bus route to take. Good bus route to take.
Lola
4.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Not too crowded.Not too crowded.
Cons
Late arrival time was most likely due to holiday travel.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 BusI 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 slidingI think my seat kept sliding
Tips
Always choose ourbusAlways choose ourbus
Hans-Christian
5.0
October 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
Careful save driverCareful save driver
Cons
Free coffeeFree coffee
Tips
Enjoy Enjoy
Lola
5.0
October 11, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable, clean, WiFi available and on time arrival 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. Not having the headache of driving.
Cons
I loved the foot rests on the first bus, but second did not have them, sadly.I loved the foot rests on the first bus, but second did not have them, sadly.
Tips
Enjoy the view. Take a snack.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! 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. The only flaw that I feel like should be fixed was none of the outlets on the busses worked.

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