Both Uber and Lyft are in Ithaca! They can take you around campus and town.
The #10 bus, which comes about every ten minutes between 7:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., can take you up the Slope. It stops on University Avenue in front of Boldt Hall on West Campus (see photo). It will take you around campus, to Collegetown, and to the Commons.
-For PSB, the stop is Rockefeller.
-For Collegetown (where The Nines is), the stop is Schwartz Performing Arts Center.
-For the Commons, the stop is Seneca Street Station.
How to catch the #10:
Begin at Alice Cook House.
Walk through the front door (under the archway) or the secondary door (by the dining room) to the courtyard with the picnic table.
Go up the stairs towards the volleyball court.
Turn right and walk thorough the archway of the Gothic building Boldt Hall.
Keep walking in the same direction and wait on the narrow strip of cement. There should be a white and blue sign (not in the photo) saying that the stop is for the #10 bus.
The #30 and #32 also stop at Rockefeller, Collegetown, and the Commons, but they do not pass by West Campus. The #30 runs from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. The #32 runs from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
If you find yourself in Collegetown or the Commons at night, the #92 runs through both places from 7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. It stops at Baker Flagpole (not Boldt Hall) on West Campus, which is the flagpole at the bottom of Libe Slope.
If you extend your stay in Ithaca through the weekend, the #70 and #72 can get you from West Campus to Collegetown and the Commons. They stop at Baker Flagpole (not Boldt Hall) and run through most of the day and evening.