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Bus Information between New York City and Ithaca, NY

distanceDistance175 miles (282 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$26 (€21)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus providersOurBus

Buses from New York City to Ithaca, NY cover the 175 miles (282 km) long route taking on average 4 h 10 min with our travel partners like OurBus. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $21 (€16), but the average price of bus tickets is $26 (€21).

Buses from New York to Ithaca

Ithaca is a charming city located in Tompkins County and is only 223 miles (359 kilometers)​ away from New York City. Ithaca is famous for being home to Cornell University, cementing its reputation as a "college town". Ithaca's population increases during the school months. The best way to get from New York City to the charming town of Ithaca is by bus. The route is popular on weekends with the students attending Cornell University. The bus from New York to Ithaca runs daily. There are anywhere from four to six buses a day on this route. Direct services on this route take around four hours to complete the journey.

 Which bus companies travel from New York to Ithaca?

There are several bus companies servicing the New York to Ithaca route including OurBus. The company began service in 2016. OurBus is a service that operates both intercity and commuter routes serving 67 destinations in the United States directly from New York, including to Florida. The New York to Ithaca line offers a convenient schedule with OurBus. The company operates a modern fleet of coaches with reclining seats, WiFi internet access, and large and clean restrooms.

How long is the bus ride from New York to Ithaca?

The average journey from New York to Ithaca takes around four hours direct, but this depends on which departure point is selected for the bus from New York to Ithaca. The non-stop bus from New York to Ithaca takes four hours and departs from the New York Port Authority. This terminal is the main bus terminal in New York City. However, for instance, a bus from New York to Ithaca may take an extra 40 minutes if departing from Hampton Jitney. Buses from this departure stop have an additional stop at Binghamton, New York. Similarly, the bus that departs Madison Avenue New York to Ithaca will take a total time of four and a half hours. This bus also will make a short stop in Binghamton. Indirect services on this route have few stops and the journey length is only slightly increased.

 How many buses are there from New York to Ithaca?

The number of buses that run from New York to Ithaca varies depending on the day of the week chosen to travel. On Monday, there are four buses scheduled from New York to Ithaca. Three depart from the Port Authority Terminal, with the other bus departing from Madison Avenue. Bus service begins at 10:00 a.m. and the last service leaves at 8:00 p.m. On Tuesday and Wednesday, three buses are listed on the timetable from New York to Ithaca. Two depart from the Port Authority and one from Madison Avenue. The bus service runs from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Thursday offers five buses, with three from the Port Authority, one from Madison Avenue and one from Hampton Jitney. The schedules run from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday's schedule consists of six buses, with two departures from the Port Authority and three scheduled from Madison Avenue. The buses run from 10:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Four buses are available for travel on Saturday. Three leave the Port Authority and one departs Madison Avenue. Services from New York to Ithaca run from 8:15 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sundays are the busiest days alongside Friday, with six buses in service. Three buses leave from the Port Authority, two from Madison Avenue and one from Hampton Jitney. Services run from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Schedules are always subject to change and it is essential to check the timetable carefully when booking a ticket.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from New York to Ithaca?

Departure bus station: there are three different departure stations for buses from New York to Ithaca. The main bus terminal is the Port Authority located at 625 Eighth Avenue at 40th Street. Pickup on some buses may be at Madison Avenue between 26th and 27th Street or the Hampton Jitney stop located on East 44th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue. Both locations are not bus stations and are designated bus stops. The Port Authority is in Midtown Manhattan and is easy to reach by taxi or public transport. The Port Authority has excellent accessibility by providing wheelchair escort assistance free of charge. The terminal contains amenities for the convenience to travelers, including dining establishments, a hair salon, bank services, and other retail establishments. All are designed for accessibility. The Port Authority has scrolling text messages and speakers that give out information to locate bus platforms and departure times.

Arrival bus station: the arrival point in Ithaca is generally at the Ithaca Bus Station. As of 2019, the Ithaca Bus Station is temporarily closed due to renovations. The buses now arrive at downtown on 131 East Green Street until the main terminal in Ithaca reopens. Close to the station are restaurants, bars, cafes, and taxi services.

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Buses from New York City to Ithaca, NY
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What is the price of the cheapest bus from New York City to Ithaca, NY?
Bus tickets between New York City and Ithaca, NY for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $21 (€16)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a bus ticket from New York City to Ithaca, NY?
The bus price from New York City to Ithaca, NY is on average $26 (€21)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is New York City to Ithaca, NY by bus?
The New York City to Ithaca, NY bus distance is approximately 175 miles (282 km).
How long is the bus ride from New York City to Ithaca, NY?
On average the New York City to Ithaca, NY bus travel time is 4 h 10 min  for the 175 miles (282 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which bus companies can take me from New York City to Ithaca, NY?
For the trip from New York City to Ithaca, NY you can take a bus with OurBus. Be sure to check out all possible bus companies that offer services from New York City to Ithaca, NY on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Are there any nonstop bus services from New York City to Ithaca, NY?
Yes, there is 1 direct bus to Ithaca, NY from New York City per day with Flixbus or OurBus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
How many bus services per day are there from New York City to Ithaca, NY?
The average number of buses departing New York City for Ithaca, NY is 1 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first bus depart from New York City to Ithaca, NY? When does the last bus depart from New York City to Ithaca, NY?
You can take the first bus from New York City to Ithaca, NY at 10: 45 AM. The last bus from New York City to Ithaca, NY that you can take departs at 6: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from New York City to Ithaca, NY schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
When should I buy the New York City to Ithaca, NY bus for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for buses in advance to score the best deals from all possible bus providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase bus tickets to Ithaca, NY from New York City within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $26 (€21) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your bus ticket from New York City to Ithaca, NY a few months in advance.