Cornell University

Directions to Ithaca

By Car

From the North: Take Interstate 81 South to Exit 12 at Cortland-Homer. Take Route 281 South to State Route 13, go South on State Route 13 to Ithaca. Once on State Route 13, continue South to State Route 366. Turn left after the NYSEG Complex onto State Route 366. Follow State Route 366 East until you reach the intersection with Hoy Road. Turn right onto Hoy Road and it will leave to straight into campus. The ILR School is on Garden Avenue.

From the South: Take Interstate 81 North through Binghamton to Whitney Point and Route 79 West to Ithaca. Follow CU signage to Campus. The ILR School is on Garden Avenue.

From the West: Take the New York State Thruway east to exit 42 (Geneva) and Route 96 South to Ithaca, or take the Thruway east to exit 41 (Waterloo) and Route 89 South to Ithaca. Follow CU signage to Campus. The ILR School is on Garden Avenue. From the New England area: Take the New York State Thruway West to exit 34A, Route 481 South to Interstate 81, Interstate 81 South to Homer, and Routes 281 and 13 South to Ithaca. Follow CU signage to Campus. The ILR School is on Garden Avenue.

From New York City and the Metropolitan area: Take the New York State Thruway North to exit 16, Route 17 West to Binghamton, Interstate 81 North to Whitney Point, and Route 79 West to Ithaca; or take Route 17 through Binghamton to exit 64 and Routes 96 and 96B North to Ithaca. Follow CU signage to Campus. The ILR School is on Garden Avenue.


Car Rental

Ithaca is home to Hertz, Avis, National, and Rent-A-Wreck in addition to several local agencies.


By Bus

Ithaca is served by both Greyhound and Shortline carriers. Visitors arriving at the downtown Ithaca bus station catch a ride to the University by taxi or on the TCAT (Tompkins Country Area Transit) buses.


By Air

Air travel to and from Ithaca is serviced primarily by two airports, Tompkins County Airport in Ithaca and Syracuse Airport (about 50 miles north of Ithaca). US Airways Express offers service to its Pittsburgh hub and commuter service with several daily roundtrips from Ithaca to Boston, New York (La Guardia) and Philadelphia. Northwest Airlines offers non-stop service from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to their domestic and international hub in Detroit.

Syracuse is serviced by several major airlines including U.S. Air, American, and Delta. Limousine service (details below) is available to and from the airports. Car rental offices for Hertz and Avis are located at the Tompkins Country Airport. The Syracuse Airport houses Hertz and Avis, among others.


Airport, Taxi, Bus, and Limousine Service

Ithaca Airport Limousine 1-800-273-9197, 607-233-3030 Call for current fare rates. Visa and MasterCard accepted. Schedule: 4:00am to midnight. Reservations: For early morning flights call the night before. For afternoon and evening flights call 2 -3 hours in advance.

Syracuse Airport Limousine
1-800-273-9197, 607-233-3030
Call for current fare rates. Visa and MasterCard accepted.
Schedule: 6-7 trips daily. Reservations: 24 hours advance notice required. During busy periods call 1 week in advance.

Cayuga Taxi
277-TAXI (8294), 272-3333

Blue Light Cab Company
277-CABS (2227)

TCAT (Tompkins Country Area Transit)
Bus service between the Ithaca Bus station and the campus.