Travel Information

Getting to Campus

Syracuse University is easily accessible by car, plane, train, and public transportation.

Plane

Syracuse Hancock International Airport is about a 15-minute drive from campus. There are taxis available at the airport outside the departure gates. 

Syracuse Welcome Airport Shuttle Service

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

To reserve space on a shuttle service, please complete the Shuttle Service registration (coming soon!).

  • Spring 2020 – Hancock Airport (No cost.)
    • Wednesday, Jan. 8: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
    • Thursday, Jan. 9: 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Fall 2020 – Hancock Airport (No cost.)
    • June 24-28: By request only.
    • Aug. 1-9: 12 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., 12 a.m.
    • Aug. 10-20: 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 12 a.m.
    • Aug. 21-23: 8 a.m.-12 a.m., hourly
  • Fall 2020 – JFK Airport ($80 per person.)
    • Wednesday, Aug. 19: 9 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 21: 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Train and Bus

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. 

Car

Campus is easily accessible by car and has many options for parking. Please see our parking information page for details on where to park during Syracuse Welcome.

 

Directions to Residence Halls

Brewster, Boland and Brockway Halls
Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street). From East Adams Street, turn right at the second traffic light onto Irving Avenue. Take Irving Avenue to the end. Turn right onto Raynor Avenue (follow Brewster/Boland holding line signs). Turn right onto Henry Street. Take the next right into the
holding line in the parking lot. 

Day and Flint Halls
Exit Interstate 481 at Exit 2 (Jamesville Road). turn north onto Jamesville Road and left at the traffic light onto Nottingham Road. At the intersection of Nottingham Road and Waring Road, bear left and proceed to the first traffic light. At the traffic light, turn left onto East Colvin Street. Proceed down East Colvin Street to the third traffic light (Comstock Avenue). Turn right onto Comstock Avenue an take the first right turn into the parking lot at Manley Field House. The attendants in the parking lot will direct you to the correct holding line and instruct you when you can proceed up Mount Olympus Drive.

DellPlain Hall
Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street) and drive straight up the hill until you come to a “T” intersection (Ostrom Avenue). Turn right onto Ostrom Avenue, continue two and one half blocks and pull into the DellPlain holding line on Ostrom Avenue.

Haven Hall
Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street). From East Adams Street, turn right onto University Avenue, left on Waverly Avenue, and then left on Comstock Avenue to the Haven Hall holding line.

Lawrinson Hall
Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street). From East Adams Street, turn right at the second traffic light onto Irving Avenue. Turn right onto East Raynor Avenue, go two blocks, and turn left onto Henry Street. Follow signs to the holding line in the Standart West parking lot.

Sadler Hall
Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street). From East Adams Street, turn right at the second traffic light onto Irving Avenue. After the third traffic light, turn right onto VanBuren Street and take your second left onto Henry Street. Follow signs to the Sadler holding line. The holding line for Sadler will be at the corner of Irving Avenue and Raynor Avenue. Directions are subject to change based on campus construction in the area.

Shaw Hall
Exit Interstate 81 at Exit 18 (Adams Street), drive straight up the hill until you come to a “T”  intersection (Ostrom Avenue). Turn right onto Ostrom Avenue. Drive four blocks to the holding line for Shaw Hall.

Skyhalls and South Campus Apartments
Exit Interstate 481 at Exit 2 (Jamesville Road). Turn north onto Jamesville Road and left at the traffic light onto Nottingham Road. At the intersection of Nottingham Road and Waring Road, bear left and proceed to the first traffic light. At the traffic light, turn left onto East Colvin Street. Proceed down East Colvin Street to the second traffic light and take a left onto Skytop Road. From there, Skyhalls residents should take a left onto Lambreth Lane (just past the Goldstein Student Center) and proceed to Skyhall II for check-in. Apartment residents should proceed to the Goldstein Student Center for check-in.

Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels

There are a variety of hotels within the Syracuse area.  Click here for a list of Syracuse area hotels.

Restaurants

Click here for a list of Syracuse area restaurants. For more information about the city of Syracuse, visit the Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Shopping in Syracuse

There are a variety of shopping options within a short drive from campus.  View the Shopping in Syracuse Guide for a list of local stores.