City of Poughkeepsie Bus Service

Poughkeepsie Transit System

(845) 451-4118


Ride the “Shopper’s Special” and “Main Street” for free.

Several bus routes travel throughout the City of Poughkeepsie (what we call “downtown”), and into the Town of Poughkeepsie where Vassar is located. Two routes are especially handy links to campus. The “Shopper’s Special” bus stops directly on campus Monday-Friday, and the “Main Street” bus stops across the street Monday-Saturday (see map).

Standard bus fare is $1.50. Thanks to the President's office, all Vassar students and employees can ride any “Shopper’s Special” and “Main Street” bus simply by showing their Vassar ID to the driver. The college is picking up the tab for these rides to help everyone on campus become more familiar with using Poughkeepsie buses. But remember, if you don’t have your ID you’ll have to pay the $1.50 fare, with no exceptions.

Shopper's Special Bus Schedule

  • Monday - Friday only, with service ending at 5:27pm.
  • Schedule times are approximate so arrive early to board the bus.
  • Bus stops at or near these locations so notify the driver of your destination.
Vassar Campus
(Jewett House & North Parking Lot)
Middle School/High School
(Fulton & Worrall)
Family Partnership Center
(Hamilton & Thompson)
Walkway Over the Hudson/Pulaski Park
(Mansion & Washington)
Train Station Downtown/Civic Center
(Main & Market)
Train Station Arlington
(Fulton at Raymond, south sidewalk)
Adams Fairacre Supermarket
(44/55 East at Cherry Hill)
Stop & Shop Supermarket (Burnett Boulevard)
10:05 10:09 10:16 10:18 10:21 10:27 10:35 10:45 10:52 10:55
11:05 11:09 11:16 11:18 11:21 11:27 11:35 11:45 11:52 11:55
12:05 12:09 12:16 12:18 12:21 12:27 12:35 12:45 12:52 12:55
1:05 1:09 1:16 1:18 1:21 1:27 1:35 1:45 1:52 1:55
2:05 2:09 2:16 2:18 2:21 2:27 2:35 2:45 - 2:55
3:05 3:09 3:16 3:18 3:21 3:27 3:35 3:45 - 3:55
4:05 4:09 4:16 4:18 4:21 4:27 4:35 4:45 - 4:55
5:05 5:09 5:16 5:18 5:21 5:27 - - - -

Main Street Bus Schedule

  • Monday - Friday until 6:28pm, with Saturday service only until 3:18pm.
  • Schedule times are approximate so arrive early to board the bus.
  • Bus stops at or near these locations so notify the driver of your destination.
Arlington
(Fulton and Raymond, north sidewalk)
Middle School/High School
(Fulton and Worrall)
Family Partnership Center
(44/55 West at Hamilton)
Post Office/City Hall/Walkway Over the Hudson
(Mansion and Market)
Train Station Downtown/Civic Center
(Main & Market)
Middle Main
(Main and Hamilton)
Main and Raymond Stop & Shop
(Burnett Boulevard)
6:25 6:28 6:40 6:45 6:51 7:00 7:06 7:14 7:18
7:25 7:28 - 7:45 7:51 8:00 8:06 8:14 8:18
8:25 8:28 8:40 8:45 8:51 9:00 9:06 9:14 9:18
9:25 9:28 - 9:45 9:51 10:00 10:06 10:14 10:18
10:25 10:28 10:40 10:45 10:51 11:00 11:06 11:14 11:18
11:25 11:28 - 11:45 11:51 12:00 12:06 12:14 12:18
12:25 12:28 12:40 12:45 12:51 1:00 1:06 1:14 1:18
1:25 1:28 - 1:45 1:51 2:00 2:06 2:14 2:18
2:25 2:28 2:40 2:45 2:51 3:00 3:06 3:14 3:18
3:25 * 3:28 * - 3:45 * 3:51 * 4:00 * 4:06 * 4:14 * 4:18 *
4:35 * 4:38 * 4:50 * 4:55 * 5:01 * 5:10 * 5:16 * 5:24 * 5:28 *
5:35 * 5:38 * - 5:55 * 6:01 * 6:10 * 6:16 * 6:24 * 6:28 *

* Monday - Friday only.

Map of Routes

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Map of route