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Ride-sharing system from Albany

The Office of Student Life will again provide shuttle service from/to the Albany airport, train, and bus station. Reservations, including payment, for this service are due by December 22 for incoming shuttles on January 8 and by January 12 for outgoing shuttles on January 18 and 19. Checks must be received by the reservation deadline. Cancellations made after the deadline are nonrefundable. To add funds to your Bennington Card, click here (you will need your five-digit student ID number).

Reservations and shuttle schedules

Please use these pickup times to coordinate your arrival in Albany in order to avoid longer waiting times. To make a reservation, use the Reservation Form, or email your requests to the Office of Student Life and include the following information:

  • Details of your itinerary, including carrier and #, and arrival and departure times.
  • A cellphone number where you can be reached on the day(s) of travel.
  • How you want to pay the shuttle fee ($35 one-way; payable by check or Bennington Card).
  • The number of bags you will have.

Key

Campus departure from flagpole
Train Station (arrivals meet in the lobby in front of the post office)
Bus Station (arrivals meet in the lobby by the restaurant)
Airport (arrivals meet at the bottom of escalator before baggage claim)


To Bennington College from Albany

Thursday, January 8 (registration begins at noon)

noon
12:25 pm
1:00 pm

4:00 pm
4:25 pm
5:00 pm

8:00 pm
8:25 pm
9:00 pm


To Albany from Bennington College

Note: If you are departing from Albany International Airport, they request that you arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Please do not use this shuttle service if your flight departure time is fewer than 90 minutes after the shuttle arrival time at the airport.

Sunday, January 18 (last day of program)

12:15 pm
1:25 pm
1:40 pm
2:15 pm

1:30 pm
2:40 pm
2:55 pm
3:30 pm

Monday, January 19

10:00 am
11:10 am
11:25 am
noon

Coordinating your own ride

If you need or prefer to coordinate a ride yourself (using the student directory, which will be included in the workshop-packet mailing to contact other students), OR if you are coming in early or late and need a way to get to Bennington, please contact:

  • AJ Private Transportation, 802-442-7129—approximate cost $100.00
  • Capitaland Taxi, 518-453-8888 (from the airport)
  • Carmen's Car Service, 802-442-6050
  • Global Link Travel, 802-442-8400 (now accepting credit and debit cards)
  • Green Flyer Taxi, 518-956-0332—approximate cost $70.00
  • KT Transportation, 518-728-5030—approximate cost $70.00 for up to two passengers
  • Upstate Green Cab, 518-956-0332—approximate cost $70.00; $10 for an additional passenger
  • Yellow Cab, 518-434-2222 (from the bus or train station)—approximate cost $100.00

The cost of a one-way trip from Albany is about $70.00 to $100.00, excluding gratuity (check details when you call). If the pooling effort works out you might be able to split the cost two or three ways. Confirm the cost of the trip when you make the reservation.

Bus Lines

  • Vermont TransLines (Albany/Bennington/Burlington)—approximate cost $7.50
    —Departs from downtown Bennington/Pleasant Street bus station
    —Daily, 11:30 am (arrives Albany 12:30 pm) and 3:30 pm (arrives Burlington, VT 7:30 pm)
  • Yankee Trails Bus, 800-822-2400 (Bennington to Albany)
    —Departs from downtown Bennington, intersection of School and Main Streets
    —Weekdays, 11:05 am (arrives Albany 12:50 pm) and 7:25 pm (arrives Albany 9:05 pm)

Local shuttle service

During the week, a local service, GMX (Green Mountain Express), supplies shuttle service to and from the campus to the towns of Bennington, North Bennington, Williamstown, and Manchester. This service is free to all Bennington students with a valid/current College ID.

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