Transportation

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Maps

Map sample: Vassar and neighboring areas.Campus and area maps, including links to interactive maps and driving directions.

Exploring the Hudson Valley

Screenshot of VSA website's Google Maps feature.Map of activities and attractions around Vassar, presented by the Vassar Student Association.

City of Poughkeepsie Bus Service

Show your Vassar ID and ride free on the "Shopper's Special" and "Main Street" routes. 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" bus stops directly at the campus bus shelter Monday-Friday, and the "Main Street" bus stops on Raymond Avenue across across from campus Monday-Saturday.

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VSA Saturday Shuttle Bus

On Saturdays while school is in session (not during breaks), this hourly bus leaves campus for stops downtown, 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.

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ZipCar

"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.

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Semester Break Airport Shuttle Buses

The 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.

Campus Activities offers a shuttle bus to Boston during October Break, Thanksgiving Break (round trip), and Spring Break. Contact Campus Activities at 845-437-5370 or campusactivities@vassar.edu for schedule information or with any other questions about the Boston Shuttle Bus.

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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 Railroad
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.

Amtrak Railroad
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.

Short Line Bus
Service is available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City via Short Line Bus. 800-631-8405 or www.shortlinebus.com

Dutchess County LOOP Bus
Regional Bus service with hub in downtown Poughkeepsie at Main St. and Market St.