Travel and Parking

The Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs is here to help alongside every phase of your Becoming Orange journey. When planning for your official campus arrival, students and families are encouraged to explore the variety of transportation options and if driving, where to park.

For additional information or questions, please contact the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs.

Arriving to Campus

Explore the travel information below and find more details on the Other Transportation Resources webpage.

  • Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) is about a 15-minute drive from campus.
  • Outside the departure gates, taxis and ride sharing services are available.

We are excited to offer a free shuttle service from Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) and for a small fee, a limited transportation service from New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Syracuse University.

Complete the Spring 2021 Airport Transportation Request Form today! 

The William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (RTC) is served by Amtrak, Greyhound, Trailways and Megabus. The RTC is about a 10-minute drive from campus. Centro buses (city bus) run from the RTC to campus on a regular basis.

Campus is easily accessible by car and has many options for parking. Explore the Syracuse Welcome parking information for additional details.

Throughout Syracuse Welcome, please display your arrival pass on the dashboard of your car. You will receive this pass in your email (i.e. in August prior to your travels.


Review Residence Hall Directions on the On-Campus Living webpage.

For more information on area hotels and local restaurants, visit this webpage.