Train Service to Syracuse
The nearest train stop is Syracuse, NY, located approximately 80 minutes from Ithaca. Syracuse is connected to the Empire (N.Y.C.-Niagara Falls), Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-Boston), and Maple Leaf (N.Y.C.-Toronto) routes.
Getting to Ithaca from Syracuse Amtrak Station
In addition to bus service (see below) from Syracuse to Ithaca, door-to-door taxi and van service is available to and from the Syracuse Amtrak Station. Connections should be reserved ahead of time with the Ithaca Airline Limousine (607) 273-3030; (800) 273-9197. Taxi service from Syracuse is less economical.
Bus Lines with Service to Ithaca
The Ithaca bus terminal is located in downtown Ithaca at the corner of W. State St. and N. Fulton St. (Route 13 South).
Campus to Campus(607) firstname.lastname@example.orgExpress transportation between the Ithaca and New York City campuses of Cornell UniversityGreyhound Bus Lines(800) 229-9424Shortline Bus(800) 631-8405Regional service within New York State, Long Island, and New Jersey, and into New York City at economical fares, with stops on the Cornell campus and downtown; extra routes occasionally added during Cornell and Ithaca College academic breaksNew York Trailways(800) 225-6815Very limited regional service, including routes to Elmira and SyracuseSwarthout Coaches(800) 772-7267, (607) 257-2660Economical but intermittent service to New York City, coordinated with school break schedulesCU Transit(607) 277-9388
Chartered buses for special group trips, at hourly and daily ratesCornell Bus ServicesA student run transportation organization that provides express bus travel to and from Syracuse airport and train station for fall, Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.
Bus Service within Ithaca
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) buses service Ithaca and the surrounding areas. Routes 14, 20, and 21 connect campus with the Ithaca bus terminal. TCAT also serves as Cornell’s primary form of on-campus transportation.