BARD Transportation will provide Friday shuttles to and from Poughkeepsie Station (Metro-North & Amtrak) and Rhinecliff Station (Amtrak) for students on the following dates:

Fall 2022:  Friday, August 26 through Friday, December 16                                    Spring 2023:  Friday, January 27 through Friday, May 26

Metro-North (Poughkeepsie to NYC)  Travel to Poughkeepsie Station takes 45 to 50 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.  Plan your train times accordingly.

  • Bus Leaves Kline Southbound Stop:  1:45 PM | 3:45 PM | 5:45 PM
  • For Trains Departing at: 2:49 PM | 4:51 PM  | 6:55 PM*
  • Picks up for Trains Arriving From NYC: 2:39 PM | 4:39 PM | 6:37 PM*
  • Bus Leaves Poughkeepsie Station: 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:00 PM

Amtrak (Rhinecliff to NYC)  Travel to Rhinecliff Station takes 20 to 25 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.  Plan your train times accordingly.

  • Bus Leaves Kline Southbound Stop: 12:00 PM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 4:00 PM | 5:00 PM
  • Drop off/Pick up @ Rhinecliff Train Station: 12:15 PM | 1:15 PM | 3:15 PM | 4:15 PM | 5:15 PM
  • Drop off/Pick up @ Rhinebeck Municipal Lot: 12:30 PM | 1:30 PM | 3:30 PM | 4:30 PM | 5:30 PM

ALERT:  Due to ongoing construction at Rhinecliff Station, pickups and dropoffs at the station have been moved to the upper level South entrance, at Hutton Street and Dutchess Terrace.  Please follow the signs posted at Rhinecliff Station.


Dutchess County Transit’s Route “C” Bus to and from Poughkeepsie Train Station for Metro-North and Amtrak trains is free with a current Bard Student ID ($1.75 without ID). The Route “C” Bus schedule runs Monday through Saturday.

*Train Schedules are subject to change.
The Bard shuttle will meet the closest train to the schedule.
To verify train schedules call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL
or Metro-North at 1-800-METRO-INFO.

NOTE: Due to periodic changes in the train schedules, if you are not certain when a train leaves OR arrives, call: Amtrak: 845-876-3364 or Metro-North: 1-800-638-7646.

All departure times from KLINE will remain the same unless schedule changes dictate. Adjustments will be posted on these pages.

Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather (ice and snow), updates will be posted to our home page, and to, the Campus Emergency Notification System.

Contact Security at 845-758-7460 or the Transportation Office at 845-758-7625.