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Transportation to and in Ithaca

We hope the following information is of help you to as you plan your trip! (Inclusion of a service or company does not convey endorsement.)

Car Rental

Ithaca is home to Hertz, Avis, National, and Rent-A-Wreck in addition to several local agencies.

Bus

Ithaca is served by both Greyhound and Shortline carriers. Visitors arriving at the downtown Ithaca bus station catch a ride to the University by taxi or on the TCAT (Tompkins Country Area Transit) buses.

Train

The nearest Amtrak station is in Syracuse, about 50 miles north of Ithaca. The Ithaca/Syracuse Airport Limousine provides transportation between the Amtrak station and Cornell (details below).

Air

Air travel to and from Ithaca is serviced primarily by two airports, Tompkins County Airport in Ithaca and Syracuse Airport (about 50 miles north of Ithaca). US Airways Express offers direct service to its Pittsburgh and Philadelphia hubs and to New York (La Guardia). Connecting flights can take you to all other destinations. Syracuse is serviced by several major airlines including U.S. Airways, American, United and Delta. Limousine service (details below) is available to and from the airports. Car rental offices for Hertz and Avis are located at the Tompkins Country Airport. The Syracuse Airport houses Hertz and Avis, among others.

Airport, Taxi and Limousine Service

Ithaca Airport Limousine 1-800-273-9197, 607-273-3030
Call for current fare rates. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Schedule: 4:00am to midnight. Reservations: For early morning flights call the night before. For afternoon and evening flights call 2 -3 hours in advance.

Syracuse Airport Limousine 1-800-273-9197, 607-273-3030
Call for current fare rates. Visa and Mastercard accepted.
Schedule: 6-7 trips daily. Reservations: 24 hours advance notice required. During busy periods call 1 week in advance.

Ithaca Dispatch 607-277-7777

TCAT (Tompkins Country Area Transit)
Bus service between the Ithaca Bus station and the campus.