Bus Chartering Procedures

Approved Bus Companies

Risk Management has identified local bus providers that are interested in servicing and conducting business with Ithaca College, which has resulted in a binding contract between the College and the providers below. The purpose of a contractual arrangement is to protect the College, employees, and students from potential risk and liability exposures (i.e. bus accident). Therefore, effective immediately, if a campus department needs to charter a bus, a provider from the following list must be selected:

Birnie Bus Tours, Inc.
PO Box 630
Rome, NY 13442
Phone 315-336-3950
Fax 315-281-0042

Services Include:

  • Buses
  • Mini-Buses

FitzGerald Brothers Bus Co 
Finger Lakes Winery Tours Inc.

PO Box 221
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone 315-828-6289
Fax 315-362-9015

Services Include:

  • Buses
  • Mini-Buses


Onondaga Coach Corp

PO Box 277, 7659 N Street Rd
Auburn, NY 13021-0277
Phone 315-255-2216 or 800-451-1570
Fax 315-255-0925

Services Include:

  • Buses

Southern Tier Stages-Shafer’s Tour & Charter
500 North Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Phone 607-797-2006 or 800-287-8986
Fax 607-797-1183

Services Include:

  •  Buses
  •  Mini-Buses

Swarthout Coaches Inc.
115 Graham Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone 607-257-2277
Fax 607-257-0218

Services Include:

  • Buses


Terp's Enterprises Inc.
92 Redfield Dr
Elmira, NY 14905
Phone 607-795-4426
Fax 607-795-1517

Services Include:

  • Buses
  • Mini-Buses

Wade Tours, Inc.
797 Burdeck St
Schenectady, NY 12306
Phone 518-355-4500 or 800-955-9233
Fax 518-355-4942

Services Include:

  •  Buses


Departments may notice that specific providers are not currently included, which is due to Risk Management’s inability to negotiate a mutual agreement with the bus provider.