Centrally isolated, worth the journey.
Directions From Surrounding Areas
Approx. 3 Hours Take NYS Thruway (I-90) to Exit 41, Then take Route 318 East to Route 89 South into Ithaca. Follow signs to Visitor's Center.
Approx. 5 1/2-6 Hours Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90 West ) into New York State, continue on I-90 (NYS Thruway) to Exit 25A, I-88W. Follow I-88 to Exit 8, Bainbridge. In Bainbridge, take Route 206 West to Whitney Point. Then take Route 79 West into Ithaca. Follow signs to Visitor's Center.
Approx. 4-41/2 Hours Take I-476/Northeast Extension North to I-81 and continue North to Exit 8. Then follow Route 79 West into Ithaca. Turn right onto Route 13 North. Follow signs to Visitor's Center.
From New York City:
Approx. 4-41/2 Hours Take I-80 West to I-380 West, then I-81 North to Exit 8, then Rt. 79 West into Ithaca, turn right onto Route 13 North. Or take the Palisades Parkway North to Route 6 West to Rt. 17 West. Then I-81 North to Exit 8, continue as above. Follow signs to Visitor's Center.
Approx. 5-51/2 Hours Take 401 West to I-81 South. Continue on I-81 South to Exit 12. Then follow Route 13 South into Ithaca. Follow signs to Visitor's Center.
Approx. 4 Hours Take the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) West to Rt. 190 (now in the US) to Rt. 290 then I-90 East. Then, follow directions from Buffalo.
Approx. 1 Hour Take 81N to exit 8 into Whitney Point. In Whitney Point take Rt 79W which will bring you into Ithaca. Turn right onto Rt 13N, take the Stewart Park/Auburn exit and follow signs to the Visitors Center.
Approx. 1 Hour 10 minutes Take I-81 South to exit 12 at Homer, then follow Rt. 281 South to Route 13, South into Ithaca and follow signs to the Visitors Center.
Approx. 1 Hour 45 minutes -2 Hours Take NYS Thruway (I-90E) to Geneva Exit ( Rt 96-Ithaca). Follow Rt 96S into Ithaca. Turn left onto Rt 13S, take the Stewart Park/Auburn exit and follow signs to the Visitors Center.
Approx. 1/2 Hour Take Rt 13N into Ithaca. Stay on Rt.13N take the Stewart Park/Auburn exit and follow signs to the Visitors Center.
Approx. 1/2 Hour Take Rt.13 to Ithaca. As you come down along the lake on 13S at the bottom of the hill take the Stewart Park/Auburn exit and follow signs to the Visitors Center.
(For New York State Thruway road conditions, call 1-800-THRUWAY.)
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United offers non-stop service fromIthaca Tompkins Regional Airport
to hub in Newark Liberty International Airport and 240 domestic and international markets.
US Airways Express offers non-stop service from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
to hubs in Philadelphia and New York City (La Guardia).
Northwest Airlink offers non-stop service from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
to Northwest's domestic and international hub in Detroit.
Ithaca General Aviation
Taughannock Aviation: 607-257-7500
General aviation information.
Greyhound: 800-231-2222, 607-272-7930
New York Trailways: 800/295-5555
Swarthout Coaches, Inc.: 607-257-2277
Local Public Bus Transportation:
Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (T-CAT):
Motor Coach Information Step-On Guide Services:
The History Center in Tompkins County: 607-273-8284
Taxicabs, Limousines & Airport Shuttles:
A+ Taxi: 607-533-TAXI (8294)
Cayugalake Limousine: 607-279-9027
Collegetown Cab: 607-588-8888
Euro Sedans and Limos: 607-387-EURO (3876)
Right Limousine: 800/647-5466
Avis (at the Airport): 607-257-0441
Enterprise Rent A Car: 607-275-9000
Hertz (at the Airport): 607-257-8677
National Car Rental: 607-272-2575