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Rochester-Ithaca Bus Schedule

12:30 PM
368 Jefferson Rd
2:40 PM
130 E Seneca St
0 transfers
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Journey Information

Rochester to Ithaca bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$19.00
Shortest Duration2h 10m
Trips per day1
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Rochester to Ithaca 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 Rochester to Ithaca?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $19.00 was the low point for bus fares from Rochester to Ithaca. Buses from Ithaca to Rochester are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $19.00 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 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $3.47 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 75 miles (121 kilometers) from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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

Because many passengers travel from Rochester to Ithaca 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, Tuesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Tuesday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Rochester?

There is usually only one bus per day from Rochester to Ithaca. It leaves the station in Rochester at 12:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Rochester to Ithaca. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Rochester to Ithaca; ticket prices start at $43.00.

What bus companies travel from Rochester to Ithaca?

There is one bus company that operates from Rochester to Ithaca. OurBus is the only company to provide bus transportation at the moment. It only operates one bus trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
OurBus12h 11m$19.63

Where does the bus leave from in Rochester?

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

  • 368 Jefferson Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Ithaca?

All buses from Rochester arrive at one main station in Ithaca, New York:

  • 130 E Seneca St

Price trends for buses from Rochester to Ithaca

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Rochester, NY to Ithaca, NY
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 27, 2019Regular commuter
Over-all efficiently operated system--buses on-time, driver courteous, people in bus terminal informative, etc.
Main problem was with the bathroom. No light (couldn't see very well)! Some problem with cleanliness/smell. Also, passenger seats, though clean and new, could allow more space--especially for feet and under-seat luggage.
Instead of pouring out the door as soon as you see the bus coming to the terminal, line up INSIDE the bus terminal, in front of one of the doors...(hopefully the right one--you could ask staff which one).

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