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Getting In & Around Ithaca

By Car:

The main routes into the city are New York highways 13, 79, 89, and 96. Interstate 86 intersects NY State Rt. 13 in Elmira, about 30 minutes southwest of Ithaca. Interstate 81 connects with NY State Rt. 79 half an hour from Ithaca at Whitney Point, and with NY State Rt. 13 about 35 minutes from Ithaca in Cortland.

By Plane:

Ithaca Tompkins County Regional Airport
1 Culligan Dr, Ithaca | (607) 257-0456
Located northeast of the city, our airport has flights on US Airways to and from Philadelphia and New York (LGA), on Delta Air Lines to and from Detroit, and on United Airlines to and from Newark.

By Bus:

Out of Town Coming In: Big Red BulletGreyhound, and Shortline Bus / Coach USA operate buses into Ithaca from a variety of cities.

In Town: Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT)
(607) 277-7433 
TCAT operates 37 routes serving the Cornell campus, Ithaca, and the surrounding communities. Exact change is required for the $1.50 fare (including one transfer)

Car Sharing:

Ithaca Carshare is a membership service offering 24/7 self-serve access to fuel-efficient cars, a minivan, and a truck conveniently located in Ithaca, NY. If you are looking for a short-term car rental in town, check it out!

Downtown Parking:

There are three municipal parking structures, one on Green Street just east of Cayuga Street, one at the corner of Tioga and Seneca Streets and the other on Cayuga Street to the south of the Commons. All three garages are free on evenings and weekends. Additionally, metered street parking surrounds The Commons. For more parking information, click here.

Auto Rentals:

Avis | (607) 257-0456
Enterprise Rent-a-Car | (607) 275-9000
Hertz | (607) 257-8677
National Car Rental | (607) 272-2575

Taxis & Shuttles:

Collegetown Cab | (607) 588-8888
Ithaca Dispatch | (607) 277-8234
Executive Limousine & Sedan | (607) 753-9180

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