The nearest airport and train station are in Albany, NY, which is about 45 miles from Bennington College.
Transportation from Albany to Bennington College, there are a couple of car services you can contact for a ride from Albany to the campus:
- AJ Private Transportation: 802-442-7129
- Carmen's Car Service: 802-442-6050
- GMX Private Transportation: 802-447-0477
Please let Dawn Dayton (802-440-4452; firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you plan to use a service. The program pays for the ride. To make a reservation, please call the service directly, and well in advance. They will have your name on a pre-approved list of faculty and guests. (A note: With the cost of transportation from Albany to Bennington now at approximately $90 one way, we may pair you up with another faculty member or guest. If you know of another faculty member arriving or departing at approximately the same time, please consider arranging to share a ride to or from campus.) We will make car reservations for our guest lecturers and readers.
A caveat: There will be more than 150 students, staff, and faculty arriving for the residency, many needing rides from Albany. If you wait too long or (perish the thought) until you arrive in Albany to make for transportation, you may have to wait a very long time for a ride, so be sure to reserve your car service or rental car as much ahead as you can. You might also be thinking now about making carpool arrangements and reservations for your return trip to the airport at the end of the residency.
Directions to the College
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