Syracuse Hancock International Airport
The airport serving the Syracuse metropolitan area is Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Call individual airlines for flight information. There is no general airport shuttle service that goes directly to and from the airport (though many hotels have shuttles). Students who need to reach the airport can do so by calling a taxi service. Occasionally, the Student Association will arrange free shuttle service from the airport at high-volume travel times. For return trips to campus, there is a taxi service that leaves the airport.
Train and Bus Service
The William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (RTC) houses both the train and bus station. Amtrak, Greyhound, Trailways, and Megabus have services from Syracuse. Centro public buses run from campus to the Regional Transportation Center on a regular basis.
Note: Students traveling to downstate New York and some areas of Northern New Jersey and Philadelphia, PA should consider transfers from Greyhound/Trailways to Coach USA/Shortline buses at the Greater Binghamton Transportation Center to shorten their journey. See Coach USA/Shortline or call 1-800-631-8405 for more details.
Phone numbers are by region. Please see the web site.
Tickets must be purchased online prior to travel. Tickets are not available for purchase at the Regional Transportation Center.
Shortline Bus Companies
These are smaller bus lines that can sometimes be helpful as connections to the major lines that only run to the large metropolitan areas.
Local Bus Routes
Central New York is served by Centro bus lines. Many Centro buses travel through Syracuse University on a regular basis and travel to destinations such as the Regional Transportation Center, Destiny USA shopping mall, and other locations frequented by SU students–including downtown Syracuse (a transfer point). Centro also runs campus bus routes and shuttle services for athletic and special events at the Carrier Dome.
Centro has some useful tools available for students and visitors, a Bus Tracker and a Trip Planner. The Bus Tracker allows for real time tracking of each bus route and provides an estimated time of arrival at specific bus stops. The Trip Planner allows users to enter their location and destination, date and time and provides itineraries based on that information.