Transportation Information

Ithaca College Transport Rental

The Office of Facilities rents vehicles for Ithaca College approved trips. Only Ithaca College faculty, staff and students are allowed to operate a College-owned vehicle or a non-owned vehicle through an outside rental agency. Students must have their driving record checked once every 12 months and must complete the mandatory two-hour driver safety class. Consult the Ithaca College Student Driver Handbook for more details regarding getting approval to operate Ithaca College owned vehicles. Trips that are related to Civic Engagement could potentially be reimbursed upon approval. Kindly contact CCE before making any plans for reimbursement.

Driving a personal vehicle and transporting others

Physical damage to personal vehicles used on College business is covered by the vehicle owner’s personal automobile insurance policy. Ithaca College cannot cover a non-owned vehicle for comprehensive and/or collision damages. Bodily injury is also covered under the vehicle owner's insurance policy. You should contact the police and emergency personnel immediately if there is an accident with bodily injury, no matter how minimal they appear to be at the time.

Alternative Transport Options

Check out these convenient options compiled by the Office of Energy Management and Sustainability! Transport options featured: TCAT, Chemung Transit, Zimride, Ithaca Carshare, Bicycling and Way2Go

Cab and Limousine services

Check out these services compiled by the Ithaca College Information Desk. Trips that are related to Civic Engagement could potentially be reimbursed upon approval. Kindly contact CCE before making any plans for reimbursement.

About the TCAT

TCAT’s service area covers a semi-rural, albeit, cosmopolitan population of 102,000 in Tompkins County. TCAT’s 33 bus routes transport both out-of-county and in-county residents to and from Cornell University, Ithaca College, Tompkins Cortland Community College as well as retail, entertainment, commercial, residential and professional centers. TCAT operates 22 hours a day, seven days a week and 360 days a year, only shutting down five days a year to allow all of TCAT’s employees to observe major holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. - TCAT

The Bus 11 operates to and from IC every half hour and in planning your route, remember to consider

  1. Free Transfer Tickets (for bus to bus transfers)

  2. That the bus services do not always coincide the way you expect it to.

  3. Weekend Bus Service timings and availability are different for most services. Check them on the TCAT website.

  4. Each ride is $1.50 by cash and $1 by pre-paid rides charged to your Ithaca College I.D.

Resources for students/faculty/staff about transportation to and from community groups. If you have any additional questions about transportation, please contact our office.


All Routes

Trip Planner

2017 Ride Guide


Cornell Interactive Map (Able to find location on TCAT stop, name of building, metered parking, etc.)

PDF Map (Downloadable)