Syracuse travel guide

Syracuse Tourism | Syracuse Guide

You're Going to Love Syracuse

With a population of 145,170, Syracuse is a must-see destination in New York State, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Syracuse deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Syracuse

If you’re looking for affordable options, 317 at Montgomery Street (317 Montgomery Street) and Citronelle-Syracuse (113 Walton St) are great picks.

When to visit Syracuse

Syracuse in January
Estimated hotel price
$124
1 night at 3-star hotel
Syracuse in January
Estimated hotel price
$124
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Syracuse in July, when the average temperature is 71.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 82.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 15.8 °F, with an average temperature of 23 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 3.8″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Syracuse, with an average rainfall of 2.1″.

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How to Get to Syracuse

Plane

When flying to Syracuse, you’ll arrive at Syracuse Hancock Airport (SYR), which is located 5 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Syracuse include JetBlue, Frontier and Southwest. The shortest domestic flight to Syracuse departs from Charleston and takes around 2h 05m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Syracuse. The train journey from Syracuse to New York takes 5h 39m and costs around $62 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Boston, expect to pay about $45 for a 8h 54m trip. Located 2 miles from the city center, Syracuse is the busiest station in Syracuse. Another popular train station is Syracuse New York - State Fair, located 4 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Syracuse is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 193 miles from Syracuse. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Ace, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Syracuse, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Trailways. From Buffalo, the bus ride to Syracuse takes 195 miles and will cost you around $67. From New York, the ticket costs about $70 for a journey of 250 miles. The most popular bus station is Syracuse Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave, located 0.9 miles from downtown Syracuse. Syracuse 2042 Erie Blvd E is also a commonly used station, and is 1.7 miles from the city center.

Plane

When flying to Syracuse, you’ll arrive at Syracuse Hancock Airport (SYR), which is located 5 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Syracuse include JetBlue, Frontier and Southwest. The shortest domestic flight to Syracuse departs from Charleston and takes around 2h 05m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Syracuse. The train journey from Syracuse to New York takes 5h 39m and costs around $62 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Boston, expect to pay about $45 for a 8h 54m trip. Located 2 miles from the city center, Syracuse is the busiest station in Syracuse. Another popular train station is Syracuse New York - State Fair, located 4 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Syracuse is to pick up a car rental from New York, which is about 193 miles from Syracuse. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Ace, among others, in New York.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Syracuse, including Greyhound, FlixBus and Trailways. From Buffalo, the bus ride to Syracuse takes 195 miles and will cost you around $67. From New York, the ticket costs about $70 for a journey of 250 miles. The most popular bus station is Syracuse Schine Student Ctr - 210 Waverly Ave, located 0.9 miles from downtown Syracuse. Syracuse 2042 Erie Blvd E is also a commonly used station, and is 1.7 miles from the city center.

Airlines serving Syracuse

Lufthansa
Good (4,677 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,745 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,188 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,443 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (473 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,944 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,368 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,212 reviews)
LOT
Good (667 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,930 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (774 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,544 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (684 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Syracuse

Most booked hotels in Syracuse

The Craftsman Inn & Suites
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, 234 reviews)
$150+
Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, 827 reviews)
$208+
The Parkview Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, 2008 reviews)
$141+
Embassy Suites Syracuse
3 stars
Excellent (8, 292 reviews)
$173+
Marriott Syracuse Downtown
4 stars
Good (7.8, 340 reviews)
$165+
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Syracuse
4 stars
Good (7.8, 184 reviews)
$164+

Renting a car in Syracuse

Renting a car in Syracuse costs $88 per day, on average, or $176 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis and Alamo are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Syracuse is the Hertz branch at 1000 Col Eileen Collins Bl, which is 5 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 1% cheaper than airport locations in Syracuse.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Syracuse (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Syracuse is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Class Commercial Truck or similar) are, on average, 62% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Syracuse costs $88 per day, on average, or $176 if you want to rent if for 2 days. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis and Alamo are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Syracuse is the Hertz branch at 1000 Col Eileen Collins Bl, which is 5 miles from the city center.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 1% cheaper than airport locations in Syracuse.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Syracuse (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Syracuse is Compact (Nissan Rogue or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Class Commercial Truck or similar) are, on average, 62% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.