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Journey Information

Ithaca to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$29.00
Shortest duration3h 50m
Trips per day5
Bus lines2

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 much is a bus ticket from Ithaca to New York?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $49.64 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 $49.64 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 $10.53 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 176 miles (283 kilometers) from Ithaca, NY to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in New York. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Ithaca?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am 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 5 scheduled buses that travel from Ithaca to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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, New York to New York, New York. Of these two services, OurBus usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
OurBus34h 13m$59.31
Trailways NY Pool37h 30m$41.76

Book OurBus from Ithaca to New York from $42. There are 3 trips per day offered by OurBus from Ithaca to New York and you can expect on average to pay $59 for a OurBus ticket to New York. In Ithaca, OurBus departs to New York from 130 E Seneca St, In New York, OurBus arrives at GW Bridge, Slip 2 - 4211 Broadway and 2 other stations. An average trip on OurBus from Ithaca to New York takes 4 hours and 13 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, OurBus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $59 for a weekend trip to New York.

Book Trailways NY Pool from Ithaca to New York from $29. There are 3 trips per day offered by Trailways NY Pool from Ithaca to New York and you can expect on average to pay $42 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 7 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available Trailways NY Pool trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, Trailways NY Pool offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $46 for a weekend trip to New York.

Price trends for buses from Ithaca to New York

Average prices by travel date

$60$40$20AprApr

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 33 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Mack

March 30, 2021 - Business

Trailways NY Pool

Pros: Friendly driver. Cons: Very satisfied. Tips: Thank you, Wanderu. You made it simple to ticket and provided reminders right up to departure. Pros: Friendly driver. Cons: Very satisfied. Tips: Thank you, Wanderu. You made it simple to ticket and provided reminders right up to departure.

5.0

Eva

February 21, 2020 - Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: On bus WiFi and movies. Cons: Barely any leg space. Tips: No. Pros: On bus WiFi and movies. Cons: Barely any leg space. Tips: No.

5.0

Tiffany

February 10, 2020 - Couples trip

OurBus

Pros: Easy, clear instructions. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Good bus route to take. Pros: Easy, clear instructions. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Good bus route to take.

5.0

James

December 30, 2019 - Visiting family

ShortLine

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. 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.

5.0

Ava

December 20, 2019 - Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Every thing. Cons: No. Tips: No. Pros: Every thing. Cons: No. Tips: No.

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