Approved Bus Companies


PLEASE NOTE: As of 6/27/2019, the providers below are the approved carriers. Do not make arrangements with a bus provider that is not included in the list below. Please refer to the sample contract (Section E) for the types of buses that can be rented. School buses, limousines, vans (large or small), and car service are not allowed to be rented. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Risk Management at 274-3285.

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
248 Otis St
Rome, NY 13442
Phone 315-336-3950
http://birniebus.com/services-charter.php

Services Include:

  • Buses
  • Mini-Buses

FitzGerald Brothers Bus Co
Finger Lakes Winery Tours Inc.

Field Trips 101
PO Box 221
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone 315-828-6289
Fax 315-362-9015
https://fitzlimo.com/

Services Include:

  • Buses
  • Mini-Buses

Hale’s Bus Garage, LLC
37 Kirkland Ave
Clinton, NY 13323
Phone 315-853-8670
Fax 315-853-4049
https://www.haletransportationgroup.com/for-charters/

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
http://www.onondagacoach.com/index.asp

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
https://shaferbus.com/

Services Include:

  • Buses
  • Mini-Buses

Swarthout Coaches Inc.
115 Graham Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone 607-257-2277
Fax 607-257-0218
http://www.goswarthout.com

Services Include:

  • Buses

Terp's Enterprises Inc.
92 Redfield Dr
Elmira, NY 14905
Phone 607-795-4426
Fax 607-795-1517
http://www.terpsenterprise.com/

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
https://wadetours.com

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.