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Cheapest price$25.00
Shortest Duration3h 30m
Trips per day30
bus carriers5
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Overall score for New York to Ithaca
4.8
Based on 31 reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Trailways NY Pool report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.6
Value
3.6
Condition
4.5
David
5.0
February 19, 2020Vacation
Pros
Easy to book.....and the reservation stayed "fresh" for the 3 months before I used it.
Cons
No problems.
Jenna
4.0
January 27, 2020Business
Pros
Bus was on time. Driver appeared to be driving safely.
Cons
Electricity available for charging devices.
Tips
Get there early enough to get in the front of the line. The bathroom is located at the back of the bus so you have to deal with that traffic if you are back there.
Elena
5.0
December 6, 2019Business
Pros
Exactly what I expected
Hannah
5.0
November 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Reliable
Rachel
4.0
September 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Bus was pretty direct. One unplanned stop for quick bus maintenance. Driver was good, ride was pretty smooth.
Cons
It was so cold on the bus. Looking around, I wasn't the only one that felt that way.
Tips
Don't smoke RIGHT before getting on the bus. Don't talk on the phone when everyone else on the bus is asleep. Don't "man-spread".

Based on 14 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 77 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.9
Value
3.9
Condition
4.9
Alana
5.0
December 22, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Great departure location. Bus left ON TIME! Which is rare! We even got into Ithaca early :)
Cons
Seats could be more comfortable. Bent head rests keep you in one position. WiFi didn’t work.
Tips
Make sure you arrive early to bus stop.
Scott
5.0
December 17, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Direct, relatively fast, convenient, and safe
Cons
More leg room, esp for those of us who are tall.
Tips
Go for it
Linda
5.0
December 1, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
Arrived late but safe due to icy road conditions
Suzana
5.0
November 8, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Excellent swift ride, bus driver was professional, we came very fast and on time, wi fi service was exellent
Xiaomin
5.0
October 12, 2019Vacation
Pros
I like it so much.

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with ShortLine report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.8
Value
4.4
Condition
4.6
Steven
5.0
February 6, 2020Solo travel
Tips
I took a bus from Port Authority, New York City to Ithaca, NY. The bus was on time leaving and arriving. I even slept most of the way. No muss, no fuss.
Bhavya
5.0
January 2, 2020Solo travel
Cons
In the ticket that was emailed to me, there was no information for the logistics particularly one important thing that I am supposed to get the ticket printed at the Port Authority Terminal and the online PDF version of the ticket is not applicable. That almost made me ...More
Jennifer
4.0
September 7, 2019Visiting friends
Tips
If you buy tickets online, you need to go to the ticket window to get a physical ticket so make sure you arrive early enough to account for that

How far is Ithaca from New York?

Ithaca is about 222.7 miles (358.4 kilometers) from New York City. On average, the travel time between the two cities is 4 to 5 and a half hours by bus. In perfect weather and with clear traffic, a direct bus can make it to Ithaca in as fast as 3 hours.

How do you get from downtown Ithaca to Cornell?

Cornell University is a 4-minute drive from downtown Ithaca. To get to Cornell from downtown, there is a bus called TCAT (Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit) that charges an adult fare of $1.50. Throughout downtown, there are many TCAT bus stops with maps that show how to get to Cornell. Alternatively, since Cornell is so close to downtown Ithaca, many students just walk to campus — which takes about 22 minutes. Uber and Lyft are also available.

Is there a train from New York to Ithaca?

Unfortunately, there are no direct trains to Ithaca from New York City. The best option is to take the train to Syracuse (either the Amtrak Empire Service or Amtrak Maple Leaf), and switch to a bus for an additional 1.5 hours of travel. The average cost for a train ticket on this route is $95. All in all, you’re probably better off taking a bus for this route.

How much does a bus ticket from New York to Ithaca cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from New York to Ithaca were $37.21.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from New York to Ithaca is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 29 days out, tickets are on average $3.87 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from New York to Ithaca?

The distance between New York and Ithaca is approximately 176.01 miles, or 283.19 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 4 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from New York to Ithaca?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Ithaca by bus is usually on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Monday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from New York to Ithaca?

On average there are 30 scheduled bus trips per day. ShortLine has the most regularly scheduled departures from New York to Ithaca, with an average of 15 trips per day and 300 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers serve the route from New York to Ithaca. Of the 30 trips there are 8 trips that are direct connections to Ithaca.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from New York to Ithaca start at $85.00.

5 carriers offer New York to Ithaca bus trips

Adirondack Pool

Book Adirondack Pool from New York to Ithaca from $39.00. Typically there is one Adirondack Pool schedule per day from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay $44.42 for a Adirondack Pool ticket to Ithaca. In New York, Adirondack Pool departs to Ithaca from Port Authority Bus Station, In Ithaca, Adirondack Pool arrives at 131 E Green St,

An average trip on Adirondack Pool from New York to Ithaca takes 5 hours and 40 minutes, while the fastest available Adirondack Pool trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Adirondack Pool offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $46.00 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Ithaca.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 40m
Avg. Price
$44.42

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from New York to Ithaca from $32.00. There are 7 trips per day offered by Greyhound from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay $34.59 for a Greyhound ticket to Ithaca. In New York, Greyhound departs to Ithaca from Port Authority Bus Station and 2 other stations. In Ithaca, Greyhound arrives at 131 E Green St,

An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Ithaca takes 6 hours and 22 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $36.54 for a weekend trip to Ithaca.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 22m
Avg. Price
$34.59

Trailways NY Pool

Book Trailways NY Pool from New York to Ithaca from $34.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by Trailways NY Pool from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay $36.42 for a Trailways NY Pool ticket to Ithaca. In New York, Trailways NY Pool departs to Ithaca from Port Authority Bus Station, In Ithaca, Trailways NY Pool arrives at 131 E Green St,

An average trip on Trailways NY Pool from New York to Ithaca takes 4 hours and 49 minutes, while the fastest available Trailways NY Pool trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Trailways NY Pool offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $37.85 for a weekend trip to Ithaca.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 49m
Avg. Price
$36.42

OurBus

Book OurBus from New York to Ithaca from $25.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by OurBus from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay $41.61 for a OurBus ticket to Ithaca. In New York, OurBus departs to Ithaca from Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St and 6 other stations. In Ithaca, OurBus arrives at 130 E Seneca St and 2 other stations.

An average trip on OurBus from New York to Ithaca takes 4 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $43.07 for a weekend trip to Ithaca.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
4h 21m
Avg. Price
$41.61

ShortLine

Book ShortLine from New York to Ithaca from $1.00. There are 15 trips per day offered by ShortLine from New York to Ithaca and you can expect on average to pay $38.26 for a ShortLine ticket to Ithaca. In New York, ShortLine departs to Ithaca from Port Authority Bus Station, In Ithaca, ShortLine arrives at Cornell University and 2 other stations.

An average trip on ShortLine from New York to Ithaca takes 5 hours and 3 minutes, while the fastest available ShortLine trip will get you to Ithaca in 3 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, ShortLine offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $40.99 for a weekend trip to Ithaca.

Extra legroom
Avg. Time
5h 3m
Avg. Price
$38.26

Plan your next adventure

There are 9 stations you could depart from, depending on the bus line you travel with. Most bus trips to Ithaca will depart from these stations in New York:
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • Madison Ave btwn E. 26th and 27th St
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 23
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • 7-11 - Jd Foods
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 29
  • 375 W 42nd St
  • Port Authority Bus Station, Gate 27
  • 44th St & 3rd Ave
Buses arrive in Ithaca at 6 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Ithaca for trips arriving from New York:
  • 131 E Green St
  • 130 E Seneca St
  • 107 Jessup Rd
  • Cornell University
  • 430 College Ave
  • Cornell University