Upstate. Downstate. One Big Red.

With deep roots in Ithaca and a rapidly expanding footprint in New York City, no other institution connects upstate and downstate New York quite like Cornell. Cornellians have more opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement than ever before.

Ithaca to NYC.

Planning travel to Ithaca or New York City?

Find resources to make a single visit or regular trips easier and more effective.

Traveling between Ithaca and New York City has never been more convenient. Below are a range of options for getting around either location.

Intercampus Travel

Local Transportation


New York City

  • Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) – Bus, subway and commuter rail options serving the NYC metro area.
  • NJ TRANSIT – Bus, train and light rail service between New Jersey and NYC.
  • NYC Ferry – Offering service to the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island as well as parts of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.
  • Roosevelt Island Tramway – Fast, convenient service between Roosevelt Island and Manhattan.