Transportation to Binghamton

Getting To Binghamton from New York City/Newark Airports

There are two convenient modes of transportation to reach Binghamton from New York City/Newark airports.

Bus 

The easiest way to reach Binghamton from NYC and Newark airports is by bus. Buses depart daily from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (located in Manhattan) to the Binghamton Bus Station.

Follow signs at the airport to “Ground Transportation” to get a taxi, shuttle, train, or bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. See details for each airport below. Once you are at the bus terminal go to either Greyhound Bus Lines or Coach USA Bus Lines in order to purchase a bus ticket to Binghamton.

Fly to Binghamton or other nearby airports

The second mode of transportation is taking a flight directly from one of the airports to Binghamton Regional Airport (BGM). ISSS staff members are unable to pick you up from the Binghamton Regional Airport. At the BGM airport there are taxi services available that can provide direct transportation to the University upon request and payment. There are other airports close to the Binghamton area, but transportation to Binghamton from these airports may be expensive or difficult.

  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) is about 75 miles away from Binghamton.
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is about 75 miles away from Binghamton.
  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) is about 50 miles away from Binghamton. 

JFK airport to the Port Authority Bus Terminal:

Each mode of transportation has its own costs and benefits. Prices may vary slightly from those listed below; check individual transit provider’s websites for current pricing.

  • NYC Express Bus:
    The bus departs every 30 minutes between 11:00am - 7:00pm daily to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. One-way fare is $19.00. JFK airport has a Ground Transportation Desk where you can get information when you arrive.
  • Super Shuttle and Go Airlink NYC:
    Super Shuttle and Go Airlink NYC serve all three airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). You can find the ride that suits your schedule by visiting their website and booking online. 
  • AirTrain:
    The AirTrain is the cheapest and quickest way to travel from JFK Airport to Port Authority during the day and night.
    • Take AirTrain to Jamaica ($7.75) then transfer to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) which goes to Penn Station ($7.75-10.75 depending on time). At Penn Station, you can either take the subway (A, C or E line, $2.75) one stop uptown to 42nd Street, a taxi, or walk (10 - 15 minutes) to the Port Authority. Total cost: $15.50-21.25 plus $1.00 new MetroCard fee.
    • Or you could take AirTrain ($7.75) to Jamaica and the E Train (subway $2.75) directly to the Port Authority. It is a cheaper ride than the LIRR but a longer one. Total cost: $10.50 plus $1.00 new MetroCard fee.
  • Taxi Cab:
    Taxi cabs can take from 30-60 minutes from the airport to Manhattan and cost $52.00 (plus tolls, tip and a $4.50 surcharge during peak hours). Tipping is customary for good service.
  • Uber or Lyft

Newark Liberty Airport to the Port Authority Bus Terminal:

Each mode of transportation has its own costs and benefits. Prices may vary slightly from those listed below; check individual transit provider’s websites for current pricing.

  • Newark Liberty Airport Express:
    The bus leaves Newark Airport every 20-30 minutes (from 4:00 am - 1:00 am). One-way fare is $18.00. The ride takes from 45 - 60 minutes.
  • Super Shuttle and Go Airlink NYC:
    You can find the ride that suits your schedule by visiting their website and booking online. 
  • AirTrain:
    The AirTrain is the cheapest and quickest way to travel from Newark Airport to the Port Authority during both day and night. One-way fare of $15.25 will bring you from Newark Airport to Penn Station. At Penn Station, you can either take the subway (A, C or E line, $2.75) , a taxi or walk to the Port Authority.
  • Taxi Cab:
    Taxi cabs can take from 25 - 50 minutes to Manhattan and cost approximately between $50.00 - $77.00 depending on traffic. Tipping is customary for good service.
  • Uber or Lyft

LaGuardia Airport to the Port Authority Bus Terminal:

Each mode of transportation has its own costs and benefits. Prices may vary slightly from those listed below; check individual transit provider’s websites for current pricing.

  • NYC Express Bus:
    The bus departs every 60 minutes between 11:00am - 7:00pm daily to Times Square (located on 42nd St., between 5th and 6th Avenues, 2.5 blocks from the Port Authority Bus Terminal) or Grand Central Terminal. One-way fare is $16.00. 
  • Super Shuttle and Go Airlink NYC:
    You can find the ride that suits your schedule by visiting their website and booking online. 
  • Subway and Bus:
    Take bus-Q70 to Roosevelt Avenue, then take the E train to the Port Authority bus terminal. The cost is $2.75 (plus $1 new MetroCard fee).  The MetroCard provides a provides a free transfer between buses and subways. The duration of the trip ranges between 45 - 60 minutes depending on the time of the day.
  • Taxi Cab:
    Taxi cabs can take from 20 - 45 minutes to Manhattan and cost approximately between $27 - $63 depending on traffic. Meter must read $3.00 at the start of the trip and tipping is customary for good service.
  • Uber or Lyft