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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 January 2 for incoming shuttles on January 9, and by January 15 for outgoing shuttles on January 19 and 20. 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.

To Bennington College from Albany

Date

Train Station Departure Bus Station Departure Airport
Departure

Thursday, January 9
Registration begins at noon
10:00 am
1:00 pm
3:00 pm
7:00 pm
10:20 am
1:20 pm
3:20 pm
7:20 pm
10:45 am
1:45 pm
3:45 pm
7:45 pm

To Albany from Bennington College

Date

Campus Departure
(from flagpole)
Train Station Arrival Bus Station Arrival Airport
Arrival

Sunday, January 19
Last day of program
12:15 pm*
1:30 pm
1:25 pm
2:45 pm
no stop
3:15 pm
1:45 pm
3:30 pm
Monday, January 20

11:00 am 12:15 pm 12:45 pm 1:00 pm
*Note: Albany International Airport requests that you arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. Please do not use this shuttle service if your departure time is earlier than 2:30 pm.

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
  • Carmen's Car Service: 802-442-6050
  • GMX/CABS/Green Mountain Express: 802-447-0477

The cost of a one-way trip from Albany is about $100, 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.

Local shuttle service

During the week, a local service CABs/GMX (Green Mountain Express) supplies shuttle service to and from the campus to the towns of Bennington, North Bennington, Williamstown, and Manchester.

Useful contacts

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train, 800-872-7245
  • AJ Transportation, 802-442-7129
  • Capitaland Taxi, 518-453-8888 (from the airport)
  • Green Mountain Express, 802-447-0909
    —CABs/GMX after-hours service, 802-447-0909 (press 1 and leave a message)
  • Global Link Travel, 802-442-8400
  • Milne Travel, 802-362-1800
  • 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)
  • Yellow Cab, 518-434-2222 (from the bus or train station)