By Bus or Train

Bus and Train Travel to Cornell University

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) 254-TRIP
Express transportation between the Ithaca and New York City campuses of Cornell University. The coaches offer comfortable single and double seating for up to 32 passengers. Ample work-room, internet service, a well-stocked galley, and other much-requested amenities make the trip enjoyable and productive. Pickup and drop-off right in front of Sage Hall.

Greyhound Bus Lines

(800) 229-9424

Shortline Bus

(800) 631-8405
Regional 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 breaks

New York Trailways

(800) 225-6815
Very limited regional service, including routes to Elmira and Syracuse

Swarthout Coaches

(800) 772-7267, (607) 257-2660
Economical but intermittent service to New York City, coordinated with school break schedules

CU Transit

(607) 277-9388
Chartered buses for special group trips, at hourly and daily rates

Cornell Bus Services

A student run transportation organization that provides express bus travel to and from Syracuse airport and train station for fallThanksgivingwinter, and springbreaks.

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.

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.-Niagra Falls), Lake Shore Limited (Chicago-Boston), and Maple Leaf (N.Y.C.-Toronto) routes.

Amtrak’s Syracuse Station
131 P&C Parkway
Syracuse, NY
(800) 872-7245
(800) 872-7245

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.