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Getting In & Around Ithaca

Join us in Ithaca and Tompkins County for your next weekend getaway or a week-long vacation. We're conveniently located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. And don't worry if you get here without a car, we've got your transportation covered with a variety of options to get you from one awesome attraction to the next in no time!

How to Get Here

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 downtown, our airport has flights on American Airlines to and from Philadelphia, on Delta Air Lines to and from Detroit, and on United Airlines to and from Washington DC. Now will all jet service.

By Bus

Big Red BulletGreyhound, OurBus, and Shortline Bus / Coach USA operate buses into Ithaca from a variety of cities, including daily service to/from NYC.

How to Get Around Here

Bus Transportation

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, or as we like to call it TCAT, operates 37 routes serving the Cornell campus, Ithaca, and the surrounding communities. Exact change is required for the fare, including one transfer. (607) 277-7433

Bike Rentals

Ithaca Bike Rental offers a variety of bike styles to rent including adult, youth and tandem bikes, located at Stewart Park on the sound end of Cayuga Lake. (607) 273-8364 x157    

Lime in Ithaca allows for bikes to be borrowed 24/7 by downloading the free Lime app your smartphone (Android or iOS), and they cost $1 per ride of up to 30 mins. Plus, your first ride of up to 30 mins is always free.

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. More parking information.

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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Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau
904 East Shore Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 272-1313 | Toll Free: (800)-28-ITHACA
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