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Getting There

By Air -- Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), 2001 Airport Blvd., Syracuse (tel. 315/454-4330; www.syrairport.org), 10 minutes from downtown, is serviced by American, Air Canada, Continental, Delta, JetBlue, Northwest, United, and US Airways. Century Transportation (tel. 315/455-5151) provides taxi and van service at Syracuse Hancock International Airport. There are five major car-rental agencies at the airport.

By Car -- Syracuse is located at the intersection of two major highways: Interstate 81, running north-south, and the New York State Thruway, I-90, running east-west.

By Bus -- Greyhound and Trailways stop in Syracuse at the Regional Transportation Center, 130 P and C Pkwy., Syracuse (tel. 315/472-4421 or 315/472-5338).

By Train -- Amtrak (tel. 800/USA-RAIL; www.amtrak.com) travels to Syracuse from New York City, Buffalo, Boston, and other cities. The Regional Transportation Center is located at 130 P and C Pkwy.

Getting Around

OnTrack City Express trains (tel. 315/424-1212) run from Syracuse University to the main station at Armory Square, 269 W. Jefferson St., and Carousel Center mall. Trains operate Wednesday to Sunday, 11:25am to 6:20pm (in summer Fri-Sun); tickets are $1.50 one-way (pay as you board).

CENTRO buses (tel. 315/685-7075; www.centro.org; $1.25) travel to Skaneateles and Auburn.

Visitor Information

The principal font of tourism information is the Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau, 572 S. Salina St. (tel. 800/234-4797 or 315/470-1910; www.visitsyracuse.org). The Syracuse Urban Cultural Park Visitor Center, 318 Erie Blvd. E (within Erie Canal Museum; tel. 315/471-0593), offers guided tours of downtown for $2.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.