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Ithaca is served by US Airways and Northwestern Airlines at Tompkins Regional Airport. US Airways operates a non-stop service from Ithaca to hubs in Philadelphia and New York City (LaGuardia) where connections are available on US Airways or other airlines to cities throughout the country. Northwestern Airlines offers non-stop service from Ithaca to their domestic and international hub in Detroit where connections are available on Northwestern Airlines or other airlines to cities throughout the country.

Taxi cabs are available at the terminal and both the Statler Hotel and the Hilton Garden Inn operate a courtesy van which can be prearranged for, or the traveler may use the telephones in the terminal provided for hotel guests. Both hotels are approximately 5 miles, only 12 minutes from the airport. A bus service may be arranged for groups of individuals arriving simultaneously.  More about this service will be available at a future date.

Syracuse Hancock International Airport,, located a few miles north of Syracuse on I 81, is served by most major airlines, including Delta, United and American with direct, non-stop, regional jet service to many domestic and international hubs. The 60 miles drive to or from Ithaca takes about 75 minutes.

Elmira-Corning Regional Airport, located just off the future I 86/Rt.17, is served by US Airways Express, Northwest Airline and Continental Connection. Direct, non-stop, regional jet service is available to the international hubs of Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia. The 35 miles drive to or from Ithaca takes approximately 45 minutes.

Reservations for transportation to and from Syracuse or Elmira airports can be made with Ithaca Airline Limousine Service at 607 273-3030, or Executive Limousine & Sedan Service at 607 753-9180. A bus service may be arranged for groups of individuals arriving simultaneously. More about this service will be available at a future date.

Greater Binghamton Airport is served by United Airlines, US Airways Express and Northwest Airline. Binghamton is located at the crossroads of I 81 and I 88, as well as the future I 86 /Rt.17 ( Southern Tier Expressway). The 40 miles drive to Ithaca takes approximately 60 minutes.

Greater Rochester Airport’s service is provided by Air Canada / Air Georgian, AirTran Airways, American, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest, United, and US Airways. Most services are express services to larger airports. Rochester is located north of I 90. The 90 miles drive to Ithaca takes approximately 2 hours.


Campus to Campus bus system, which is operated by Cornell University Transportation, is available to any individual. The fare must be chargeable to a Cornell department, corporate credit card or personal credit card. The bus which travels between New York and Ithaca will pick up and drop off at several convenient locations on Cornell campus. It will both pick up and drop off in front of the Cornell Club, which is located at 6 East 44th Street, between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue and Weill Cornell Medical College, located at the main entrance to the Medical College at 1300 York Avenue, across from the intersection with 69th Street. For information on rates, schedules and how to make reservations, go to

Greyhound has over 2400 locations in the United States. The Ithaca bus depot is located downtown on West State St. To make a reservation, please go to
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Short Line offers scheduled round trip daily service between New York City and upstate New York. northern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Buses depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal located at 625 8th Avenue (1 block west of Times Square, occupying blocks between 8th and 9th Avenues, from 40th to 42nd Streets), and go to the Ithaca bus terminal, located on the westside of downtown, as well as several convenient Cornell campus locations. To access schedules, costs and reservation information please go to


Amtrak stations are located in both Rochester and Syracuse. There is no train service in Ithaca. For information on station locations, schedules and fares, please go to


IMPORTANT NOTE: Parking on Cornell Campus is extremely limited. We strongly suggest you use an alternate method of transportation To the Conference site. Car pooling with others attending the conference is also suggested.

Ithaca lies at over a half hour’s drive from any interstate highway, and all car trips to Cornell involve at least some driving on two-lane state rural highways. The city is at the convergence of many regional two-lane state highways: Rts. 13, 13A, 34, 79, 89, 96, 96B and 366. The roads are typically not congested, except in Ithaca proper.

Once in Ithaca, there will be signs directing you to campus. When you arrive on campus please stop at the Visitor and Parking Information Booth open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. An attendant will assist you. Please let the attendant know that you are attending a conference being held at the Statler Hotel and would like to purchase a one-day visitors permit for the parking garage.

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