Weekend Train Shuttles

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 and Poughkeepsie Station.  The ride is free if you show the driver your current Bard ID while boarding.

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

Fall 2024:  Fri, Aug 30 through Sun, Dec 15                                              RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Thanksgiving Getaway Day Wed, Nov 27 & Winter Intersession Getaway Days Fri, Dec 20 and Sat, Dec 21                                              Spring 2025:  Fri, Jan 24 through Sun, May 16                                      RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Spring Break Getaway Days Fri, Mar 14 & Sat, Mar 15

Travel to Rhinecliff Station takes 20 to 25 minutes, and travel to Poughkeepsie Station takes 45 to 50 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.  Plan your train times accordingly.



ALERT:  Due to ongoing construction at Rhinecliff Station, pickups and drop offs 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 Regroup.com, 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].