Campus Transportation

Bard offers a free shuttle service for Bard students, faculty, and staff with stops at various campus locations and the nearby villages of Tivoli and Red Hook. Shuttles to the Rhinecliff and Poughkeepsie train stations occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Shuttles to the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston are provided on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Special shuttles to local airports, including JFK, LaGuardia, and Albany, can be reserved at nominal cost for Thanksgiving and winter breaks, spring recess, and the end of the semester.

Arrival Transportation 

Bard College will provide round-trip air transportation, for all Non IIE FLETs, between their home country and New York City.

Arriving in New York: The new tutors should arrive at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport on the appointed date, which is usually 5 days before the first day of classes. An airport shuttle will be there to meet them and bring them to the Bard campus. If they are unable to arrive on the appointed date, they will have to make their own transportation arrangements and/or use public transportation to travel to the College, which is 2.5 hours from Kennedy Airport.

Other Transportation

Bard is a walkable and bikable campus, with many residential and academic facilities connected by paths and trails. Bard also participates in the car-sharing program Zipcar, an alternative to car ownership.