See Spring Recess under Special Schedules for Train Shuttles Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16.  Visit our Transportation Store to reserve your Holiday Airport and Train Shuttle seat 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Reservations Required.

Metro North and Amtrak passengers:  Traveling to or from Bard College Monday through Saturday?  Consider taking the Dutchess County Transit Route C bus between Kline Bus Stop Poughkeepsie Station.  The ride is free if you show the driver your current Bard ID while boarding.

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 2023:  Friday, September 1 through Friday, December 15                                    Spring 2024:  Friday, January 26 through Friday, May 17  Friday, March 15 Spring Break Reservations Required 

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

A Bard 14 passenger shuttle will pick up students at Rhinecliff Station on Hutton Street.  All passengers will be taken directly to the Kline Bus Stop.

  • 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.

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

A White or Yellow Tonche Transit School Bus will pick up students at Poughkeepsie Station Taxi Stand/Bus Horseshoe off the main lobby.  All passengers will be taken directly to Kline Bus Stop.

  • 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 ______________________

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.


All schedules have been provided by Bard Transportation Services or the individual service provider.  For more information call 845-758-7625, or email [email protected].