By Airplane

Air Travel to Cornell University

Ithaca, New York – 10 miles from campus

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is located on Brown Road, Ithaca, NY, a 10-minute drive from campus and downtown areas. Ithaca is serviced by Delta, Continental Airlines, US Airways and United.

Door-to-door taxi and van service

Reservations are not normally required for ground transportation but are recommended during peak periods of student travel. Connections may be reserved ahead of time with one of the following:


Three Ithaca taxi companies operate under the same ownership, Ithaca Dispatch, (888) 321-1149.

  • Blue Light Transportation (277-CABS; no relation to Cornell’s Blue Light Services)
  • Cayuga Taxi (277-TAXI)
  • University Taxi (277-7777)

Local bus

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) buses are the cheapest options to Cornell. Route 31 serves the Ithaca airport.

Other Regional Airports

Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Syracuse, NY

Elmira Corning Regional Airport, Horse Heads, NY

Greater Binghamton Airport, Binghamton, NY

Greater Rochester International Airport, Rochester, NY

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, NY

  • Distance from Cornell: 246 miles
  • Estimated driving time: 4 hours, 30 minutes
  • Driving directions: From JFK to Cornell

LaGuardia Airport, New York City, NY

  • Distance from Cornell: 235 miles
  • Estimated driving time: 4 hours, 20 minutes
  • Driving directions: From LaGuardia to Cornell

Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark, NJ

  • Distance from Cornell: 220 miles
  • Estimated driving time: 4 hours
  • Driving directions: From Newark to Cornell