Travel Tips
for Cooperstown and Glimmerglass Opera

Train Service
Bus Service
Cooperstown Trolley
Trolley to Glimmerglass Performances
Taxi Service
Limousine/Chauffeured Car Services
Car Rental Agencies
Directions and Travel Times

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Transportation to Cooperstown

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Airports Serving Central New York State
Albany County Airport
Serviced by twelve major airlines that offer direct flights to Newark, New York City, Boston, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, and many other metropolitan areas (518) 869-9611

Hancock International Airport (Syracuse)
One main terminal servicing domestic and Canadian flights with many connecting international flights at J.F.K. International in New York City and Newark. (315) 454-4330

Oneida County Airport (Utica) (315) 736-9404

US Air Express (Utica) (800) 428-4322

Binghamton Regional Airport (607) 763-4471

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Train Service
Albany Amtrak (800) 872-7245 Albany/Rensselaer Station, East Street Schenectady Station, 332 Erie Boulevard Daily service from New York City, Buffalo, Montreal and Boston

Utica Amtrak (315) 797-8962 321 Main Street Union Station

Syracuse (315) 463-1135 or (800) 872-7245 6627 Manlius Center Road, East Syracuse

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Bus Service
Adirondack Trailways/Pine Hill Trailways (800) 858-8555
Service to Albany, New York City, White Plains, Long Island, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo.

Utica (315) 797-2550
Oneonta (607) 432-2661

Oneonta Public Transit (OPT) (607) 432-7100 Service between Oneonta and Cooperstown. Hourly stops along Route 28 and Route 7.

Otsego Express (Gus the Bus) (315) 822-6444 or (800) 388-9853 Service to Cooperstown, Oneonta, Worcester, Richfield Springs, Edmeston, Cherry Valley, Gilbertsville, Unadilla, and Sidney. OPT transfer fare 30 in Oneonta. Does not run on Saturdays, Sundays or evenings.

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Cooperstown Trolley
Parking in Cooperstown is limited. A trolley is available from free parking areas on Routes 28 and 80 just outside the town limits (see Cooperstown area map for parking marked red, yellow, and blue). All day pass, Adults: $2.00; Children 12 and Under: $1.00. Trolleys run in 20 minute intervals daily from 8:30 am to 9 pm starting the last week in June to Labor Day.

Special Service to Glimmerglass Opera The Cooperstown Trolley now services The Alice Busch Opera Theater before and after all performances. Call (607) 547-2255 for information.

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Trolley Service to Glimmerglass Opera
Now you can take the Cooperstown Trolley from the Otesaga Hotel to catch the performance at Glimmerglass!

Round-trip tickets are available at the Glimmerglass Ticket Office, at 18 Chestnut Street, and the Box Office, at the Alice Busch Opera Theater, for $4.

Free parking is available at the Otesaga for pick-up and arrival.

Please note: The Trolley will run for every performance EXCEPT those on July 24-27;




Evening Performances    7:15 pm 7:45 pm
Matinees   1: 15 pm  1:45 pm
Saturday Matinees 12:45 pm 1:15 pm



Evening Performances 11:00 pm 11:30 pm
Matinees 5:00 pm 5:30 pm
Saturday Matinees 4:30 pm 5:00 pm
Evening Performances 10:50 pm 11:20 pm
Matinees    4:50 pm 5:20 pm
Saturday Matinees  4:20 pm 4: 50 pm
Evening Performances    10:20 pm 10:50 pm
Matinees    4:20 pm 4:50 pm
Saturday Matinees 3:50 pm   4:20 pm
Evening Performances    11:20 pm 11:50 pm
Matinees    5:20 pm 5:50 pm
Saturday Matinees 4:50 pm  5:20 pm

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Taxi Service
We recommend that you arrange a taxi service in advance. Please note that there is no continuous taxi service in Cooperstown. Night service can be difficult.

American Limousine (607) 433-9735 Oneonta
Lee's Taxi (607) 547-8811 Cooperstown
Gallup's Taxi (607) 547-2525 Cooperstown
Superior Cab (607) 432-6735 Oneonta

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Limousine/Chauffeured Car Services
Local transportation and services to and from Albany, New York City, and other locations are available by advance reservations through the following services.

American Limousine Oneonta (607) 433-9735
Bon Voyage & Leatherstocking Limousine
East Meredith (607) 547-6189 or (607) 547-9509
LANS Transportation, Inc.
Delhi (800) 607-2753
Sportsman's Limousine Cooperstown (607) 547-5229
TLC Chauffeured Town Car
Cooperstown (607) 547-6167

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Car Rental Agencies Accessible to Cooperstown

Albany County Airport (518) 786-3969
or (518) 464-1048

Albany County Airport (518) 869-8404

Albany (518) 426-4942

Albany (518) 453-6222

Albany County Airport (518) 783-1081

Albany County Airport (518) 785-3247

Albany County Airport (518) 459-5150


Hancock International Airport (315) 454-8112

Hancock International Airport (800) 831-2847

Hancock International Airport (315) 455-2496

Hancock International Airport (315) 455-7495


New York Mills (315) 736-0002

Utica (315) 736-8905

Utica (315) 736-5490


Oneonta (607) 432-5568

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General Information
Glimmerglass Opera performs at The Alice Busch Opera Theater, located eight miles north of Cooperstown or two miles south of Route 20, Springfield Center, on Route 80.

From New York State Thruway 1-90:

Westbound: Exit 25A.1-88 west to Duanesburg exit - 5 miles, Route 20 west - 45 miles, Route 80 south to theater - 2 miles.
Eastbound:Exit 30. Route 28 south - 12 miles, Route 20 east - 9 miles, Route 80 south to theater - 2 miles.

If you would like information regarding transportation either coming to Cooperstown or while you are here please call the Ticket Office (607) 547-2255.

Approximate Travel Times:
Albany 1 1/2 hours
Binghamton 2 hours
Boston 4 hours
New York City 4 hours
Syracuse 2 hours
Utica 1 hour

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