There are a variety of accessible and medically oriented transportation options within Cortland County if you are in need of extra assistance or are seeking help to get to a medical appointment.
(Cortland to Syracuse or Cortland to Binghamton rides only- taxi and wheelchair transportation)
7 days a week and holidays; 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. as the latest time for a pickup in Cortland
Greater Valley EMS
24-hour service, 7 days a week
Speedy Medical Transport
Monday – Friday; 6AM-7PM (negotiable)
Saturdays and Sundays by appointment
Open all holidays
1-800-792-4334 Ext. 54352
The DAV is a private, non-profit agency that provides transportation to veterans using volunteer drivers. The DAV in Cortland has two vans based at their agency on Owego Street. One van transports veterans to the VA Hospital in Syracuse. The other van transports to the Tompkins/Cortland VA clinic in Freeville.
Veterans needing to schedule the DAV Van should call at least 48 hours in advance to schedule their rides.
American Cancer Society Patient and Family Services Coordinator
The Road to Recovery program provides transportation for cancer patients in active cancer treatment, or appointments that support active treatment (anemia medications) and cancer-related surgery. Patients will not be transported to diagnostic appointments or other medical appointments. It’s offered to cancer patients who have no means of transportation or are unable to drive themselves. Patients must be able to ambulate independently.
Patients living in a supervised setting (such as a nursing home) cannot be transported by volunteer drivers but must depend on their home institution. An adult must accompany patients under the age of 18. Medicaid eligible patients are urged to use Medicaid sponsored transportation so that other patients can take advantage of Road to Recovery rides.
(607) 758-3383 for general information.
Online schedules here.
Routes 2 & 3 provide service to Cortland Regional Medical Center
Route 3 provides service to Euclid Avenue Medical & Cortland Health Center (Fisher Avenue)
Route 2 provides service to Cortland Family Medical Office (Rt. 281), Family Medicine Center (Rt. 281) and The Commons (off of Rt. 281)
To get to Cayuga Medical in Ithaca, you may take the Cortland Transit bus and transfer to a TCAT bus at TC3.
(607) 758-3383 (for ticket sales only, no credit cards accepted)
Buses provide service from Cortland to Syracuse’s Regional Transportation Center. From there you can get a taxi or Centro bus to SUNY Upstate Medical University, Crouse Hospital or St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Ambulance service: (607) 756-7564
Business Office: (607) 756-8389
Office location: 4377 North Homer Avenue, Cortland. TLC Emergency Medical Services Inc. operates emergency ambulance service in the City of Cortland and surrounding areas of Cortland County.
Medical Answering Service is what Medicaid patients call when they need to arrange for transportation to a medical appointment. Medicaid patients can now choose to request the local nonprofit Cortland County Community Action Program (CAPCO) to provide their ride as CAPCO began a volunteer driver program on April 29, 2019. For more information about volunteering for CAPCO’s Volunteer Driver Program please call (607) 753-6781.
Dial 2-1-1 for basic information on all transportation options.
Ithaca Airline Limousine will stop in Cortland at the Tops Grocery Store parking lot on their way to Syracuse. In Syracuse, they will drop off at the Regional Transportation Center (bus and train), Hancock International Airport, and University Hospital. Their service is open to anyone that needs transportation but none of their vehicles are wheelchair accessible. All reservations must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
Cost: One- way from Cortland to Syracuse - $85.00 per person Round-trip (defined as two trips, one in each direction, separated by not more than 30 days) - $130.00 per person.
Reservations may be made by calling their dispatcher at least 2 days in advance but not more than 30 days in advance of the travel date. Payment is through Visa or Mastercard.
CCDSS helps low-income families pay for healthcare and transportation to medical appointments.