Travel Information for New Binghamton University International Students

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Binghamton, New York is served by Binghamton Regional Airport (code BGM). If you plan to fly to Binghamton, non-stop service is available from several major U.S. cities, including Detroit, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. All of these airports are international gateways. Service between Detroit and Binghamton is provided by Delta Airlines. Service between Philadelphia and Binghamton is provided by US Airways. Service between Washington, D.C. (Dulles Airport), and Binghamton is provided by United Express. Please note that both small jets and small propeller planes are used .

Taxi service is available from the Binghamton Regional Airport to the University and will cost approximately $25.00 per person. It is customary to tip the taxi driver up to 15 percent of the fare. Just follow the signs outside to “Ground Transportation” (near baggage claims) when you arrive in Binghamton Airport, or use the free phones near the exit door. 

The information above is furnished by the airlines and the local taxi service, and is subject to change without notice.

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 GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM NEW YORK CITY & NEWARK, NEW JERSEY

Binghamton is located approximately 200 miles from New York City’s Kennedy Airport, a 4 hours drive (due to traffic volume); and 170 miles from Newark Liberty Airport, a 3 hours drive. Bus service is available from Kennedy Airport and Newark Airport to Binghamton, but the connections are complicated and travel time by bus is lengthy.  There is no train service.   Whenever possible, we recommend that you fly into one of the other U.S. cities listed above which offer direct connections to Binghamton.

If your only choice is to travel by bus from Kennedy Airport or Newark Airport to Binghamton, then you should follow the signs to “Ground Transportation” once you retrieve your luggage and pass through customs and immigration.  From Kennedy or Newark Airports, you will want to ask for the Super Shuttle Van Service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. The van fare will cost $23 from either airport, is less expensive than a taxi, and departs every 15 - 30 minutes.   Bus service is also available, and costs less, but will be a longer ride.  To take a bus from Kennedy Airport, take New York Airport Service for $15 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.  Busses run from 6:05am to 11:00pm daily.  To take a bus from Newark Airport, you can take Coach USA bus for $15 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.  Busses run from 4:00am to 1:00am daily and leave every fifteen minutes.

Once you arrive at Port Authority, make your way through the terminal to either the Greyhound Bus Lines or Coach USA Bus Lines ticket areas; both bus lines serve Binghamton.  The cost of a one-way ticket to Binghamton on Coach USA is $41.00. On Greyhound, the cost of a one-way ticket is $40.00.  Travel time to Binghamton is 3.5 hours from Port Authority.  Both bus lines share a terminal in downtown Binghamton.

       Greyhound Bus Lines:  http://www.greyhound.com/home/
                   Departs Port Authority For Binghamton
                   12:35am, 5:35am, 7:00am, 8:50am, 10:00am, 11:45am, 1:20pm, 2:45pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:45pm
                   (Note: busses operate on a reduced schedule on weekends).

       Coach USA Bus Lines:  http://www.coachusa.com/
                   Departs Port Authority For Binghamton
                   8:00am, 10:15am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:10pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm, 11:00pm
                   (Note: busses operate on a reduced schedule on weekends).

Once you arrive at the bus terminal in Binghamton, you should take a taxi to the University.  The cost of the taxi will be approximately $8.00 per person.   It is customary to tip the taxi driver up to 15 percent of the fare.

The information provided above is furnished by the bus transportation companies and the local taxi service, and is subject to change without notice.

A special note regarding the safety of your personal belongings: Never leave your luggage unattended in any airport or bus terminal, even for a few moments.  Each year, visitors to major airports and bus terminals place their carry-on luggage on a nearby chair or on the floor near them for just a few minutes, only to have it stolen from them while their back is turned or while they are distracted.

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Last Updated: 8/28/14