See also, Local Transportation
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.
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.
"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.
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 Bostonduring October Break, Thanksgiving Break (round trip), and Spring Break. Contact Campus Activities at 845-437-5370 or firstname.lastname@example.org for schedule information or with any other questions about the Boston Shuttle Bus.