Bus

Many bus routes are available to travel to campus. Several bus lines in the area offer direct travel to New York City multiple times each day.

NYC - Ithaca (Direct) New York State Bus Routes Other Bus Routes

Disclaimer: Information regarding services included below do not serve as endorsements thereof. Referenced prices and information are accurate at the time of writing, please contact the organization for up-to-date information. Drive times are estimated based upon normal traffic conditions.

Direct NYC Bus Transportation:

  • Big Red Bullet (Website)

    • NYC --> Ithaca:
      • Pick-Up: 40th and 6th Ave
      • Drop-Off: 131 E Green Street (Downtown Ithaca)
      • Price: $55.00 (Mon - Thurs); $65.00 (Fri & Sun)
    • Ithaca --> NYC:
      • Pick-Up: 131 E Green Street (Downtown Ithaca)
      • Drop-Off: 40th and 6th Ave
      • Price: $55.00 (Mon - Thurs); $65.00 (Fri & Sun)
  • OurBus (Website)

    • NYC --> Ithaca:
      • Pick-Up: Port Authority Bus Terminal (lower level, Gate #25)
      • Drop-Off: 131 E Green Street (Downtown Ithaca)
      • Price: $25.00 - $37.50
    • Ithaca --> NYC:
      • Pick-Up: 131 E Green Street (Downtown Ithaca)
      • Drop-Off: Port Authority Bus Terminal (lower level, Gate #25)
      • Price: $25.00 - $47.50
  • Shortline - Ithaca Platinum Express Service (Website)

    • NYC --> Ithaca:
      • Pick-Up: Port Authority Bus Terminal (4th floor, Gate 401)
      • Drop-Off: Multiple locations (Cornell Campus, Ithaca Bus Station, and Ithaca Campus on Thurs/Fri)
      • Price: $50.00
    • Ithaca --> NYC:
      • Pick-Up: Multiple locations (Cornell Campus, Ithaca Bus Station, and Ithaca Campus on Sun)
      • Drop-Off: 42nd and 8th Ave
      • Price: $50.00

New York State Bus Routes:

Greyhound & Trailways NY offer many routes throughout New York state. Routes that stop in Ithaca typically drop off at 131 E Green Street.

Other Bus Routes:

The below websites offer resources to plan and research bus routes into the area:

Ithaca Area Transportation
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Once you are in Ithaca, we encourage that visitors take advantage of the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT). This public bus system offers low-cost transportation around Ithaca and its surrounding areas. Fares typically cost $1.50 per ride.

Learn more about the TCAT on TCAT's website.

Plan your route using the Google Transit Trip Planner or the Google Maps app on your smartphone.