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Taxi and Airport Transportation in Otsego County (NY)

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Taxi and Airport Transportation in Otsego County (NY)

Want to know all your options in Otsego County, NY for getting to the airport on time? Read this roundup of taxi and public airport transportation.

Have you been to Otsego County, NY? If you haven't, it's well worth a trip!

Otsego County is filled with natural beauty as well as arts, venues, and sightseeing opportunities. Oneonta and Cooperstown, the two most populous places in the county, also offer many dining and lodging options.

In this article, we'll give you some reasons why you should go to Otsego County, as well as some modes of transportation for both getting there and getting around when you arrive.

Otsego County Geography

Otsego County lies just to the east of New York's geographic center and is midway between the upstate New York cities of Albany, Syracuse, and Binghamton. Each of these cities has an airport, though Albany Airport is the busiest.

The county's southeastern border touches the Catskill Mountains, which sit between Oneonta and New York City, and the northern border is not far from the Adirondacks, which begin North of the New York State Thruway.

All Otsego County Municipalities

These are the larger places in the county, although there are other, smaller named places as well.

City

  • Oneonta

Towns

  • Burlington
  • Butternuts
  • Cherry Valley
  • Decatur
  • Edmeston
  • Exeter
  • Hartwick
  • Laurens
  • Maryland
  • Middlefield
  • Milford
  • Morris
  • New Lisbon
  • Oneonta
  • Otego
  • Otsego
  • Pittsfield
  • Plainfield
  • Richfield
  • Roseboom
  • Springfield
  • Unadilla
  • Westford
  • Worcester

Villages

  • Cherry Valley
  • Cooperstown (county seat)
  • Gilbertsville
  • Laurens
  • Milford
  • Morris
  • Otego
  • Richfield Springs
  • Unadilla

Otsego County Transportation

There are several ways to get around Otsego County if you don't have access to a car.

Major Highways in Otsego County

Interstate 88 is the major highway in Otsego County and runs roughly along the southeastern border. Major state highways serving the county include Routes 7, 8, 20, 23, and 28.

Local Buses

There are two local/regional bus services:

Otsego Express is an all county bus service with seven different routes that reach all corners of the county--though only larger communities and places along the way. If you're going to another place, a taxi might be a better option.

Oneonta Public Transit (OPT) provides mainly Oneonta bus lines but also has service to Cooperstown only. On the Oneonta-Cooperstown route, there are stops in Milford and Portlandville.

There are also bus stations in Oneonta and Cooperstown served by Greyhound and Trailways and stops throughout the county, depending on the route.

Airports

Albany Airport provides excellent regional and national air transportation. For most Otsego County residents, it is the most convenient with direct access via I-88. Syracuse Airport would be a good second choice for regional and national travel. 

The three New York City airports--JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark--offer more expansive air service, including numerous daily international flights.

Some people in Otsego County prefer to begin international flights by connecting from Albany. However, others prefer either taxi service or driving themselves.

Local Taxi Service

There are taxi services that serve Otsego county and offer transportation to/from Albany and New York City airports, as well as the Albany/Rensselaer train station.

Get a Ride!

So pack your bags and get ready to head to scenic Otsego County NY for a delightful getaway. Or, if you already live in Otsego County, hire a local taxi and head off to some other spectacular place by bus, train, or air.

Wherever your journey takes you, there's likely to be taxi service available to help you get off the beaten path and see some unique sights throughout the region they cover.

So if Otsego County is in your plans for the near future, start getting ready now by calling or sending a message to the regional taxi service. You won't regret it!

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