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Getting to Cooperstown, Otsego County

Find Your Way to Cooperstown

Want to know how to get to Cooperstown and Otsego County? Start here. Whether you plan to travel by car, bus, train, or plane, we provide detailed directions and information about different arrival methods so you arrive safe and sound.
Nestled in the foothills of the Northern Catskill Mountains of New York, you'll find that getting to the Cooperstown-Oneonta area is half the fun - and you don't have to hit 500 home runs to do it!
Otsego County is located in the south-central part of the state. Cooperstown is centrally located in Otsego County, 70 miles west of Albany and 30 miles south of the NYS Thruway (1-90)

By Automobile

  • From the west: Thruway Exit 30 at Herkimer (Rt. 28).
  • From the east: Thruway Exit 29 at Canajoharie (Rts. 10, 20 and 80) or Thruway Exit 25A and take I-88 to Duanesburg (5 miles), then Rt. 20 west to 80 south.
  • From the south: Rts. 1-88 & 28 (Binghamton/Oneonta/Cooperstown).
  • From the southeast: Thruway (Rt. 87) Exit 21 at Catskill, use Rts. 145, 20 and 80.
  • Need a ride? Taxi service is available. 

By Bus

Adirondack Trailways / Pine Hill Trailways serves Otsego County daily. For fare and schedule information, call 800-858-8555.

Oneonta Public Transit (OPT) operates Monday - Saturday & Closed Sundays. 

  •  Oneonta to Cooperstown bus line. Call (607) 432-7100 for details. See the Cooperstown live Tracker.
  • Around Oneonta live Tracker.

By Rail 

Take the train to one of the two nearest Amtrak stations:  Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station or Utica Station rent a car and Drive to Adventure!

NEW! Amtrak has paired with Trailways of New York to offer service from NYC to Cooperstown with a train/bus combo ticket. Simply ask for a ticket to Cooperstown! 

Service to upstate NY is available via Amtrak departing from Penn Station only.

By Air

Major airports are located in Albany, Syracuse, and BinghamtonTaxi service is recommended from the major airports. Otsego County is served by two small airports:

Cooperstown Westville
Rt. 166, RR4, Box 624
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 286-9013

Oneonta Airport
RD4, Box 721
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 431-1076