Travel To and Around Ithaca

Helpful information on how to get around while here (with or without a car) as well as options for arranging your travel in and out of the Ithaca area.

Options for traveling around the Ithaca area


This is a ohoto of the TCAT bus with Route 11 "via IC" displayed on its electronic header.

Photo credit: Kristen Harrison via The Ithacan

TCAT is Ithaca's local public transit agency. Route 11 has three primary stops on campus - one at College Circle Apartments, one outside of Park Communications, and one at Towers (and several other possibilities in between) - to jump on to head to the Commons or transfer to another route to get anywhere in town. Ithaca College subsidizes student bus passes making TCAT an affordable alternative to driving. Information on how to purchase TCAT pass privileges and load them right onto your IC student ID card is available on the TCAT website.

Using Ride Sharing

Ithaca Carshare is a community membership service offering 24/7 access to fuel-efficient cars, a minivan, and a pickup truck.   |

Lyft and Uber offer ride sharing services within the area.   | |

Parking On Campus

Please see our graduate student parking website.

Options for Traveling To the Ithaca Area

This is a picture of the inside of the Ithaca airport including a model airplane hanging from the ceiling

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Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is approximately 10 minutes’ drive from campus (seven miles). American Airlines, United, and Delta Airlines provide direct or connecting flights throughout the United States.    |

Elmira Corning Regional Airport is approximately 50 minutes' drive from campus (40 miles). Allegiant Airlines and Delta Airlines provide direct or connecting flights throughout the United States.     |

Syracuse Hancock International Airport is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes’ drive (65 miles) from Ithaca College and is served by seven airlines. Ourbus does offer limted bus service on a varying schedule between the Syracuse airport and Ithaca area.     |

Arriving Via Bus Service

Campus-to-Campus (C2C) provides transportation between Cornell University’s New York City and Ithaca campuses, seven days a week, year round.  |

College Express offers bus service between Ithaca and New Jersey/New York City/Queens/Long Island on the weekends and during breaks.   |

Greyhound Lines offers daily bus service to New York City and many major cities in the Northeast.   |

Ourbus offers schedules to from several northeast cities to Ithaca. |

Arriving Via Train

Syracuse (approximately 60 miles north) is the city nearest Ithaca that offers train service.   |