Student Transportation Information
This page provides information about transportation resources available for local
and regional travel.
Guidelines and information for students travelling off campus for college events can
be found on the Office of Leadership Activities Student Travel page.
Not all services listed below are endorsed by the college. They are listed as possible resources.
The CDTA has a bus stop on campus which is free with your Skidmore ID. You can take this to downtown Saratoga and to the Wilton Mall.
Taxi Ride Back to Campus Program
This program provides current students a free ride back to the Skidmore College campus outside the normal hours of operation of the CDTA bus schedule during the academic year.
Skidmore Student Ride Board
Student carpooling for local and regional transportation can be arranged online or on the bulletin board on the second floor of Case Center.
Anyone with a Skidmore ID can check out a bike for free at the Scribner Library circulation desk.
Saratoga Hybrid Cab
Skidmore has two cars available to borrow for academic and co-curricular day trips. You must be an authorized driver to reserve them. To become authorized, you must complete an online safety training.
26 Station Lane
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Amtrak has a train station in Saratoga Springs which is 2.5 miles from campus and Albany/Rensselaer which is 36 miles from campus. Prices vary depending on times and dates. Routes include points west (Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo), north (Montreal), northeast (Rutland), south (NYC), and east (Boston).
Greyhound Bus Company
Offers service from the Saratoga Amtrak Station to New York City, Boston, and Montreal. From the Albany station, destinations include Boston, Syracuse, NYC, Connecticut, Montreal.
Adirondack Trailways Bus Company
Offers service from the Saratoga Amtrak Station to New York City. From the Albany station, destinations include Babylon, Binghamton, Buffalo, Hempstead, Kingston, Long Island, Masapequa, Nanuet, Newburgh, Queens Village, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, White Plains.
Mega Bus departs from the Saratoga Casino and Raceway with destinations to New York City and Burlington, VT. From the Albany/Rensselaer Train Station, destinations include New York City and Ridgewood, NJ.
BreakShuttle offers services during college breaks. For example, a 2014 spring break bus one way to Springfield and Boston cost $69.
Premiere Transportation NYC Metro Airport Shuttle
Premiere Transportation offers daily shuttle service between Albany Airport and points south to JFK and LaGuardia ($65, departs at 9:30am) and Newark airports ($60, departs at 10:30am).
Skidmore Campus to Albany Airport
Taxis (see list above) from campus to the airport generally run from $50-$75. Please call individual companies for their rates.
Take the bus downtown to the corner of Broadway and Congress Park.
Take Bus #50 to Schenectady (free).
Take Bus #55 to Colonie Center ($1.00).
Take bus to Albany International Airport ($1.00)
Total travel time is approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes