Directions and Travel Information

The ILR Conference Center is located in central campus on Garden Avenue (next to Barton Hall). See below for maps and other information to help you during your stay.

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.


About Ithaca, New York

Ithaca, New York, is a uniquely cosmopolitan community of 30,000 that has been named the most livable small city in the Northeast. Located at the southern end of Cayuga Lake, the longest of the Finger Lakes, it is home to scenic gorges, waterfalls, and parks. Downtown Ithaca reflects the community's distinctive history, cultural richness, and ethnic diversity.

There are many attractions near campus, including Taughannock Falls, Treman Gorge, Buttermilk Falls, Stewart Park, Cayuga Lake, dozens of excellent wineries, the Corning Glass Museum, the Ithaca Farmers' Market, Ithaca Commons, and very varied restaurants (Thai, Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Mexican, Nouvelle Cuisine, Country Inns), coffee houses, bookstores, antique shops, and more.

To learn more about Ithaca, visit VisitIthaca.comIthaca Journal, or

About Cornell's Campus

When you visit Cornell, take time to explore the gorges, lakes, trails, gardens, and museums on Cornell's beautiful 3,000 acre campus, considered the most beautiful campus in the Ivy League. The campus also boasts first-rate athletic facilities, including pools, an 18-hole Trent Jones golf course, the largest indoor climbing wall in North America, tennis, fitness facilities, and jogging trails.

Enjoy evening concerts (classical and pop), excellent summer theatre, exhibits, special lectures, collections of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Kroch Rare Books Library, the horticultural displays at a dozen different gardens of the Cornell Plantations, birding trails and exhibits at Sapsucker Woods and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

To receive a copy of the Visiting Cornell brochure, telephone the Information and Referral Center at (607-254-INFO) or email them at


Visitors driving to Cornell may park in any metered area on campus or may buy visitor permits valid for one day at any parking and information booth or at the Transportation Office. Visitor permits can be purchased at the traffic booths upon entering campus. A visitor staying at the Statler Inn on campus may be issued a parking permit that allows parking in Visitor Areas. Maps are also available at the booths. Park as close to Ives Hall as permitted or ask at your place of lodging to shuttle you to the Conference Center, which will be much more convenient because parking on campus is limited.

Many parking spaces on campus are reserved for persons with disabilities and are clearly posted for restricted hours, license plate numbers of authorized vehicles, and other conditions of use. In addition, general spaces designated for the disabled are provided campus-wide. Any vehicle with a current university handicap parking permit or current visitor permit accompanied by a handicap designation (placard or license plate) may park in these spaces.


The current National Weather Service forecast for the Ithaca area (from the Cornell Meteorology Unit & Northeast Regional Climate Center).


See's Lodging Search page for accommodations in the surrounding area.


View 14850 Dining for local restaurants and eateries.


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 Train:

The nearest Amtrak station is in Syracuse, about 50 miles north of Ithaca. The Ithaca/Syracuse Airport Limousine provides transportation between the Amtrak station and Cornell (details below).

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 round trips from Ithaca to Boston, New York (La Guardia) and Philadelphia. 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.