User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Ithaca to New York
Ratings and Reviews (30)
Great ride though I was surprised we picked up more riders in Binghampton.
The bus station in Washington Heights was not crowded which is a plus but it is inconvenient in that it requires a subway or bus to midtown.
A stop by Penn Station on the west side or Grand Central on the east would be better.
The bus got a flat after around an hour of driving and we had to pull up to a gas station and wait for over an hour for a person to come fix it. That in itself wasn’t really OurBus’s fault, though it could have been prevented by simply maintaining the bus better
Station staff could be a bit more responsive and courteous when customer asks for departure gate informatio etc.
Announcements made are barely audible.
Finally,on a recent trip from New York to Ithaca on Greyhound/Traikways I had to get off on a street stop. The driver made me kneel under the luggage cabin to take out my small bag rather than helping with it. I have a bad right knee and after this incident my knee problem got exacerbated.
The bus driver was nice, but when the bus broke down didn’t have great communication so no one knew what was going on for quite a while, then halfway through the journey he stopped again like the bus had broken down, again no communication.
The New York Trailways ride is nice, as the humor of the driver is a good touch and therefore joyful experience; also, even when it maybe a factor that makes the trip go longer, the stops at eating places are nice. Even though some buses maybe different from others (for instance, on mine some seats were lacking seatbelts) and not always the same environment, the interiors are comfy and wide, clean restrooms and in my case, the bus arrived at the destination about three minutes early. It was good.
The bus was extremely cold, and the problem was not resolved even though several passengers asked the driver to do something about it. I caught a cold after the trip. A secondary problem was that the seats were very narrow with very little legroom.
The whole operation from start to finish was efficient and the drivers, (I also went from NYC to Ithaca on ay 14th) were exceptionally skilled and put my "mature" mind at ease. Courtesy was found throughout my experience, including a call to Customer Service verifying my pickup spot in Ithaca. Many thanks.
The bus was stuck on the highway, we were waiting for 1.5 Hours to a mechanic only to find out he couldn't fix the problem, we've waited another 30 minutes for another company's bus to pick us up (it wasn't a bus that was sent especially to pick us up, just a bus that went through that place). The bus had to pick up passenger on the way, so obviously it was very crowded.
So far the company didn't offer any apology or Compensation.
What a disappointing experience riding with GreyHound the first time. Was not notified about the bus stop location change until getting to the stop and the bus was delayed for nearly two hours. Will not ride with the company again.
Only once boarded we learn that we will have to stop to change bus
Then we stop to pick up other people and this was without notice
Then the bus had a “soft”tire but the driver went to the wrong workshop first.
His communication was poor and always wrong.
I couldn't find the outlets the driver said we had, but I'm sure he would have told me how to find them if I needed them. Otherwise, everything was exactly as expected, and the bus was about 25 minutes early getting in.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Ithaca - New York
How much does a bus ticket from Ithaca to New York cost?
The average bus ticket price from Ithaca to New York is HK$406. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Ithaca to New York is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Ithaca to New York?
The average travel time between Ithaca and New York is around 4h 20m, although the fastest bus will take about 3h 45m.This is the time it takes to travel the 176 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Ithaca and New York?
The number of buses from Ithaca to New York can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 6 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Ithaca to New York by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Ithaca to New York?
When taking the bus from Ithaca to New York, you can travel comfortably and safely with New York Trailways, New York Trailways, FlixBus.
What are the best sights and things to do in New York?
Once in New York, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Metropolitan Museum of Art, Empire State Building, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Bronx Zoo, Central Park.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 90 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Ithaca to New York costs around HK$315 for departures 90 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Ithaca to New York vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around HK$808 while at other times, you can expect to pay around HK$281.
Usually New York Trailways will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Ithaca to New York, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 90 days in advance.
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