William Jay Miller

Getting to Cooperstown, Otsego County

Find Your Way to Cooperstown

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!  Otsego County is located in the south-central part of the state. Cooperstown is centrally located in Otsego County, about 30 miles south of the New York State Thruway (1-90).

Check out our Transportation page If you are looking into alternative ways to travel while in the Cooperstown & Otsego County area.

By Automobile

  • From the west (Syracuse): I-90 Thruway Exit 30 at Herkimer (Rt. 28).
  • From the east (Albany): I-90 Thruway Exit 29 at Canajoharie (Rts. 10, 20, and 80) or I-90 Thruway Exit 25A and take I-88 to Duanesburg (5 miles), then Rt. 20 west to Rt. 80 south.
  • From the south: I-88 & Rt. 28 (Binghamton/Oneonta/Cooperstown).
  • From the North: Routes 28, 80 South and County Route 31 South.

Otsego County offers three Chargepoints for electric cars!

Does your Tesla need a charge?  There's only ONE place available here.

Need a ride? Transportation services are available.

By Bus

  • Trailways offers service to Oneonta, located 33-minutes south of Cooperstown.  Call 800-858-8555.
    • Then, one can catch the Oneonta Public Transit bus to Cooperstown.  See below.
  • Oneonta Public Transit (OPT) Oneonta to Cooperstown bus line. Call (607) 432-7100 for details.
    • Check out their Live Tracker!

By Rail 

Take the train to one of the two nearest Amtrak stations:

Amtrak Trip Planning Map is a great tool to check out!

Service to upstate NY is available via Amtrak departing from New York City, Penn Station only.

By Air

Major airports nearby: then grab a car from the airport!


Private and charter aircraft airports closer to Cooperstown: ask if they offer taxi services or what recommendations they have.