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The Student Association usually charters roundtrip bus service to five major metropolitan areas; New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, for the Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break. 

Tickets for the Thanksgiving and Spring Break charter buses can be purchased in-person at the Schine Student Center Box Office or online at the Schine Box Office website.  Tickets must be purchased by the student using their SUID. Watch our Home Page and the Box Office website for the ticket sale dates. 

PLEASE NOTE: There are no charter buses for the semester break in December. 



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.  NOTE:  The airport will be under major renovation during 2018 and 2019 so allow extra time when planning travel.


Central New York is served by Centro bus lines. Many Centro buses travel through the Syracuse University on a regular basis and travel to destinations such as the 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 allowers users to enter their location and destination, date and time, and provides itineraries based on that information.



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 website or call 1-800-631-8405 for more details.

1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)


Phone numbers are by region. Please see the web site.

Tickets must be purchased online prior to travel. Tickets are not available for purchae at the Regional Transportation Center.

Shortline Bus Companies

These are smaller bus lines that can sometimes be helpul as connections to the major lines that only run to the large metropolitan areas.