TRAVEL2020

Whether you're traveling from Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta, NYC or anywhere in between, Blackbird is here to help you plan your trip to Cortland! While we may be a bit off the beaten path, we promise to make your visit worth the journey. Below is information on planes, trains and buses. Still feeling a bit lost? Send us a message at info@blackbirdfilmfest.com and we'll help you plan your trip!

BLACKBIRD BY AIR

Visiting from far away? No worries, there are several airports in the central New York area that will get you close to Cortland. However, visitors will likely need to rent a car as the Syracuse and Ithaca airports are still a bit of a distance away from the main festival venue.

NEAREST AIRPORTS:

 

OUR RECOMMENDATION:

We suggest flying into Syracuse (SYR) and renting a car for the weekend. Central New York is somewhat rural and visitors may appreciate having access to a car during their stay. However, Blackbird will also be offering several airport pick up / drop off opportunities to / from Syracuse for those that don't want to rent a car. While the Ithaca (ITH) airport is closer, it is much smaller with fewer travel options available.

Still a bit lost? We're happy to help!

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BLACKBIRD BY GROUND

Traveling directly to Cortland by bus or train is an easy and affordable option for filmmakers visiting from New York City! Greyhound and New York Trailways offer bus and motor coach service with drop off in Cortland. Or the Amtrak train can get you to Syracuse where you can catch a bus or rent a car for the final leg of your journey. Once within the city of Cortland, taxi and limousine services, as well as Cortland Transit, make traveling easy.
 

GROUND TRAVEL OPTIONS:

OUR RECOMMENDATION:

If you are traveling from the NYC area, we suggest taking the Greyhound or Trailways bus to Cortland as both coaches stop at the Cortland County Office Building (60 Central Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045) which is walking distance from Main Street and a very short Uber / Lyft ride to many of the local hotels.

Still a bit lost? We're happy to help!

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BLACKBIRD BY CAR

Whether you are planning on renting a car or looking to bounce around once you arrive, the following transportation information may be helpful. Please click HERE for a list of festival venue addresses.
 

RENTAL CAR OPTIONS

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:

  • Cortland Taxi-Silver Star Taxi - (607) 756-5460

  • Collegetown Taxi - (607) 588-8888 

  • American Taxi - (607) 753-3030 

  • Uber and Lyft drivers are available but limited

 

OUR RECOMMENDATION:

Once you arrive in Cortland, we suggest visiting Way2GoCortland to see the best ways to get around.

Still a bit lost? We're happy to help!

Send us a message at info@blackbirdfilmfest.com

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