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- City of Poughkeepsie Bus Service
- VSA Saturday Shuttle Bus
- Semester Break Airport Shuttle Buses
- More Transportation Options
Campus and area maps, including links to interactive maps and driving directions.
Exploring the Hudson Valley
Map of activities and attractions around Vassar, presented by the Vassar Student Association.
Several bus routes travel throughout the City of Poughkeepsie (what we call "downtown"), and into the Town of Poughkeepsie where Vassar is located. The "Shopper's Special" stops directly at the campus bus shelter Monday-Friday, and the "Main Street" stops on Raymond Avenue across across from campus Monday-Saturday. Show your Vassar ID and ride free on the "Shopper's Special" and "Main Street".
Many Saturdays while school is in session (9/8-12/8 for the fall semester, and 1/26-4/27 for the spring semester) this hourly bus leaves campus for stops downtown (near the Walkway Over the Hudson and the train station), and at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall, a Barnes & Noble bookstore-cafe, and a Stop & Shop grocery. Look for the white Leprechaun Lines bus at the shelter by Jewett House.
"Car sharing" enables people to rent cars for as little as an hour at a time. Vassar has affiliated with the ZipCar car sharing company, and two of their cars are parked in the North Lot behind Jewett House. Vassar students, faculty, and staff can join and use ZipCars with special benefits.
These bus rides to two New York City airports (JFK and LaGuardia) are up to 3 hours. To take advantage of this low cost transportation ($40 per student), Campus Safety & Security suggests that you schedule flights to leave in the afternoon or early evening. By comparison taking the train to New York City and then getting an airport limousine, bus, or cab to an airport could cost $50 to $75 dollars, and take 4 to 5 hours.
Local taxi companies
For more options visit http://www.dutchesstourism.com/transportation.asp
A1 Transportation: (845) 473-7600
Allen's Taxi: (845) 485-2411
Del-Roy Taxi Service: (845) 452-1222
Yellow Cab: (845) 471-1100
Metro-North station runs commuter trains on the Hudson Line to New York City, as well as Amtrak trains, located at 41 Main St. in downtown Poughkeepsie.
The Poughkeepsie train station is a stop on Amtrak's national service. New York City (to the south) and Albany, NY (to the north) are other major nearby destinations.
Greyhound Bus Line
A Greyhound ticket office is located at 270 Main Street at Thrifty Check Cashing, and serves connections across the country. This location also sells tickets for regional bus companies. The corner of Main and Market in downtown Poughkeepsie is the hub for most bus departures and arrivals.
Dutchess County LOOP Bus
Regional Bus service with hub in downtown Poughkeepsie at Main St. and Market St.