Getting to Binghamton

Find the best route to Binghamton, New York.
How to Travel to Binghamton and How to Get Out

If you are planning to visit Binghamton, NY then it will help to plan your itinerary in advance. How do you get into this city? It largely depends on whether you travel by plane, train, car or bus.

If you want to travel by plane then you will be getting in using the Greater Binghamton Airport. This airport serves major U.S. destinations like Philadelphia, Detroit, and Washington-Dulles Airport. There are also more flights coming from Syracuse-Hancock International Airport. The Binghamton Airport does regional flights only.

If you take the bus to Binghamton, then you will be traveling by Greyhound, which goes to major U.S. and Canadian destinations like Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Scranton (PA), Toronto, Washington, D.C., and NYC. Other bus transportation companies include Shortline/Coach USA, which travels to additional cities like Atlantic City, Elmira, Monticello, Olean, Turning Stone Casino and Utica.

The airport also offers Binghamton Airport car rental services through major rental companies like Hertz, Avis, Budget and Enterprise. If you travel by car then you will be using one of three major highways: 1-81, I-88 and I-86. Other notable roads include U.S. Route 11, New York State Route 17, New York State Route 17C and New York State Route 201.

When you travel to Binghamton, keep in mind that there are seven neighborhoods: downtown (or central Binghamton), Northside, Southside, Eastside, Westside, Ely Park and First Ward. The Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers are also major division points. Most of the city’s residents, you will find, are located along the terrain of the riverbanks.

For the best deals on prices, shop around various travel agencies or airports before making a decision. Sometimes buying packages with transportation, lodging and entertainment prearranged saves you the most money. Binghamton is a great place to visit and one you will have difficulty leaving, regardless of your method of travel.

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