TCAT Transit Buses
To avoid traffic and delays, we are encouraging those who can to use the TCAT Bus System. All buses will run on normal schedule with normal fares on Saturday October 28th and Sunday October 29th. These buses are particularly useful for those in the Cornell University and Ithaca College routes (Routes 70 & 90 for Cornell Univeristy and Route 11 for Ithaca College). Route 15 is also helpful for those who can park in the public lots (Walmart off of Route 13) along the line. For full information and to plan your route CLICK HERE
An adult single-ride Zone 1 fare is $1.50 and an adult single-ride Zone 2 fare is $2.50.
The TCAT service area is divided into two fare zones. If you board in Zone 1, you pay a Zone 1 fare, no matter how far you are going. If you board in Zone 2, in the inbound direction (toward Ithaca) you pay the Zone 2 fare, no matter how fare you are going.
Parking in Downtown Ithaca
Watch this video for Street Parking Information: CLICK HERE
Downtown Ithaca parking is FREE on evenings begnning at 6:00pm weekdays and weekends at the meters!
There is ADA permit parking on Green Street, Aurora St and Seneca Street for those with valid permits.
The City of Ithaca has installed pay stations that use license plate recognition technology. You will need to know your license plate when you go to pay at the machine with cash, coin or credit card. You can also receive notification by text when your time is running out. Follow the prompts on the screen to enter your phone number. At metered spaces, there is a $1.50/hour charge. You can buy smaller time increments.
Additional street parking can be found on the street blocks near the festival – please note these are residential areas and we ask you to be respectful of all signage and driveways.
Watch this video for Garage Parking Information: CLICK HERE
The parking garages charge $1.00 an hour to park between the hours of 3:00am and 8:00pm. The parking attendant is on duty at the garages until 11:30pm to collect any parking fees that may have accrued between these hours. Municipal garages are located at the corner of Tioga and Seneca Streets (the Seneca Garage) and on E. Green St. (the Green St. Garage). The Cayuga Garage is a privately managed garage on South Cayuga Street across from Hotel Ithaca.
The Seneca Garage is situated at the corner of Tioga and Seneca Streets across from the Ithaca Commons and Seneca Place/Hilton Hotel. This 450 car garage is operated by the City of Ithaca. Saturday parking in this garage will have a flat rate of $5.00 for the event day. There is ADA permit parking in this garage for those with valid permits.
Green St. Garage
The Green St. Garage is located on E. Green St., after the Cinemapolis marquee. This 400 car garage is operated by the City of Ithaca. Saturday parking in this garage will have a flat rate of $5.00 for the event day. There is ADA permit parking in this garage for those with valid permits.
The Cayuga St. Garage is located across from the Hotel Ithaca at the corner of Clinton and Cayuga Streets. This 700 car garage is privately managed by AllPro Parking. It is very likely that their Saturday parking will have a flat rate of $5.00 for the event day. There is ADA permit parking in this garage for those with valid permits.