How to Get From NYC to Ithaca

If you are a New York City local looking for the best way to travel from NYC to Ithaca, you’ve come to the right place! La Tourelle is here to shed some light on the best travel options from the city. Whether you are looking for the cheapest bus fare or road trip stops for your drive, we have you covered. Once you have arrived at La Tourelle, you will be greeted by our attentive reception team, ready to welcome you to gorgeous Ithaca!

NYC to Ithaca Bus Options

NYC is 223 miles from Ithaca, taking approximately four and a half hours via bus. Traveling by bus is the most affordable way to travel. Most buses come equipped with individual power outlets, reclining seats, restroom facilities, and WiFi. Choose from these bus services to get you between the cities:

  • Megabus runs up to seven daily trips departing from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. 

  • Ourbus offers daily trips from NYC to Ithaca, departing from George Washington Bridge Bus Station, slip 2. 

  • FlixBus offers four daily rides to Ithaca departing from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Driving from NYC to Ithaca

Get from NYC to Ithaca on your own time by driving! The fastest route is along Interstate 80 and 81, taking you through the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Make a day of it and stop at attractions along the way to break up your time on the road. Stretch your legs halfway at Big Pocono State Park in Tannersville, or stop at towns like Scranton to refuel for lunch!

Plan Your NYC to Ithaca Getaway Today

Take a break from the hustle and bustle and plan the perfect weekend getaway from NYC to Ithaca. Spend your days chasing waterfalls, visiting wineries, discovering our lively arts scene, and exploring the great outdoors. 


Make La Tourelle your final destination and experience the unique charm of our Finger Lakes hotel. Explore our 70-acre grounds, unwind at our full-service August Moon Spa, and savor unique dishes at The Bistro. Book your Ithaca getaway today!