The bus broke down on the way to Ithaca, it took 2 hours to get a smaller bus to Binghamton. On this smaller bus we had to leave our luggage because there wasn’t space for it, so my bags were left in Bing. Terrible experience, will use a more reliable bus company next time.
(1) When departing from NYC, please make clear the stop is one block away from Port Authority. We nearly missed our bus because of it.
(2) The bus driver was displeased with us arriving at 7:00 am (i.e., time of departure) and made it clear but only to me (a woman) and not my husband.
The bus driver didn’t communicate anything so we can arrange for solutions for the transfer to get to ithaca. A couple and I hired an Uber to pick us up 3 hours after our planned arrival, so we can get to Ithaca.
I am an International Student at Cornell and my flight into New York City was delayed mid-flight and I subsequently missed my bus to Ithaca. I tried contacting the customer service of ourbus several times desperately to no avail and ended up losing money and having to rebook with a different service. Did not get the help I hoped to find.
The scheduled leg from Binghamton to Ithaca was 6:16-7:24. We boarded on time, and then just sat for an hour. Eventually a driver boarded and we left Binghamton about 7:20. The driver told me that the scheduled times don't hold during college breaks -- but nobody told us that.
We arrived in Ithaca about 8:40 and had to park by a huge snowdrift. I am somewhat disabled, so getting out of the bus itself was a project, and then getting my luggage from the door on that side was a hassle. Fortunately my 2 heavy bags were in the front, so a helpful young man was able to get them out and "toss" them over the snowbank to my husband on the other side. I was able to sneak around the front of the bus, onto the street, and then into the drive where our car was parked, without having to go over the snowbank, which I could not do. The height of the snowbank was between my knees and hips. Meanwhile, the bus driver was dealing with the luggage on the street side, while cars honked rudely. This is a ridiculous and dangerous situation. At the very least, Ithaca could remove snow from the curb by the "station" (which was closed), and perhaps put up a sign to drivers to please be courteous in the fairly rare moments when an intercity bus has to stop there.
The bus was only 10 minutes late leaving the NYC (and due to tunnel traffic), but my connecting bus going on from Binghamton to Ithaca was 45-minutes or so late. Also, there was no WiFi or working electrical outlets on either bus, which is a must for me to be able to work while traveling. A tray would also be very nice.
Sufficiently helpful, but communication of where to queue, how many buses would run the route etc was not forthcoming, so I was stressed as it seemed confusing. But it appears that the staff knew what they were doing although they could be a bit morr reassuring. Condition of first bus, NYC to Binghamton a bit rundown.
The bus ride from NYC to Binghamton was excellent. The driver made all the rules known to everyone and made sure that they were adhered to. The bus from Binghamton to Ithaca was fine until we entered Ithaca. The driver went directly to the campus and delayed our arrival to Ithaca bus depot by 1.5 hrs. This was unacceptable and made people on the bus agitated. If not for that incident , I would give a higher rating.
The driver was good. However, the condition of the bus was horrible. The bathroom door did not lock so it kept on banging in the back. The emergency light was broken so every time the bus even went over a small bump, it kept on flashing in my face. It could have just been an old bus. At least it was clean.
Very nice driver bus left right on time and we boarded early. Bus was comfortable and ride was super smooth and we arrived right on time! Honestly I wish I discovered this bus earlier as I would have done this ride many times instead of driving!
Frequently asked questions for your trip New York - Ithaca
How much does a bus ticket from New York to Ithaca cost?
The average bus ticket price from New York to Ithaca is $53. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from New York to Ithaca is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from New York to Ithaca?
The average travel time between New York and Ithaca is around 4h 15m, although the fastest bus will take about 3h 45m.This is the time it takes to travel the 176 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between New York and Ithaca?
The number of buses from New York to Ithaca can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 10 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from New York to Ithaca by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from New York to Ithaca?
When taking the bus from New York to Ithaca, you can travel comfortably and safely with FlixBus, OurBus, New York Trailways.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from New York to Ithaca?
Buses traveling between New York and Ithaca leave from Port Authority or GW Bridge and arrive at Green Street.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 90 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from New York to Ithaca costs around $38 for departures 90 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from New York to Ithaca vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $60 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $23.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from New York to Ithaca, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 90 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $6.
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