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Traveling to Ithaca

Ithaca is located within the Finger Lakes region of New York State, a region where you can find a series of different wineries.

For additional information about traveling to the Ithaca campus of Cornell, take a look here. You may also want to take a look at the Ithaca Weather before preparing your trip, as well as maps, directions and local information.

Cornell Campus Map
Conference Map Detail

Travel by Air

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is located on Brown Road in Ithaca, NY. It is a 10-minute drive from campus and the conference hotels have complementary shuttle service from this airport. The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is serviced by the following:

Other Regional Airports

Syracuse, New York

Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY, is approximately 60 miles north of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

  • Taxi and van service:
  • Ithaca Airline Limousine (1-607-273-3030 or 1-800-273-9197). You must call for a shuttle reservation, based on their scheduled times, at least 48 hours in advance. The cost is $80/one-way, or $110/round-trip (subject to change). (You also have the option of reserving a private shuttle, at a time you choose, for a higher cost.)
  • Executive Limousine and Sedan 1-607-753-9180
  • Superior Limousine 1-607-758-3333
  • As an alternative to the shuttle service, you may choose to take a taxi from Syracuse to Ithaca. The taxi service is located in the Hancock Airport terminal. There are no schedules or advance reservations required, and you can usually depart for Ithaca as soon as you arrive. The cost is approximately $165/one-way. Another possible option is to rent a car at the Hancock Airport and drive to Ithaca.

Rochester, New York

Greater Rochester International Airport in Rochester, NY, is approximately 100 miles northwest of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 2 hours.

Binghamton, New York

Greater Binghamton Airport in Binghamton, NY, is approximately 40 miles south of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Elmira-Corning, New York

Elmira-Corning Regional Airport in Horseheads, NY, is approximately 37 miles south of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 1 hour.

New York City, New York

New York City is approximately 220 miles southeast of Cornell University with an estimated driving time of 5 hours.

Travel by Bus, Car and Train

Bus: If you are flying into a New York City-area airport, you may wish to travel by bus from there to Ithaca (a 5-6 hour trip). The following companies provide service between New York City and Ithaca:

-Greyhound (phone 1-607-272-7930 or 1-800-231-2222)

-ShortLine (phone 1-607-277-8800 or 1-800-631-8405)

-Cornell Campus-to-Campus (phone 1-607-255-4628)

Greyhound and ShortLine buses operate from the Port Authority Terminal in New York City, and area airports have shuttle/taxi services to take you there. Visit the Port Authority of NY and NJ website for ground transportation options. (Select an airport on the left, and then click on Ground Transportation to see your shuttle options.)

The Cornell Campus-to-Campus buses provide express service between Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses. They are equipped with reclining seats, work tables, wireless and wired internet service, electric outlets at every seat, and satellite radio service. It offers two stop locations in New York City and brings you directly to the Ithaca campus.

Car: If you will be driving to Ithaca, maps and directions can be found by clicking here. If you wish to rent a car, some of the companies that have local service outlets are:

-Avis (phone 1-607-257-0441 or 1-800-831-2847)

-Enterprise (phone 1-607-275-9000 or 1-800-736-8222)

-Hertz (phone 1-607-275-9000 or 1-800-654-3131)

-National (phone 1-607-272-2575 or 1-888-868-6207)

Train: Amtrak train service is also possible, but the nearest station is in Syracuse. You can arrange shuttle transportation with Ithaca Airline Limousine from the Syracuse train station to Ithaca.

Local Arrangements: Megan McDonald

Limited travel support is available for PhD students and postdocs.