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 to be used at your own discretion.
COVID-19 Update: If you choose to leave campus or travel using public transportation,
it is important to follow proper protocol to keep yourself and others safe.
Always wear a mask and carry hand sanitizer.
The CDTA has a bus stop on campus that is free with your Skidmore ID. You can take this to downtown Saratoga and to the Wilton Mall.
Please note that the CDTA bus system is encouraging masks and social distancing but not enforcing these guidelines. Therefore, it will be up to you to follow guidelines if you choose to ride the bus.
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.
H and A Express Taxi
Uber and Lyft are available in this area
Skidmore Ride Share Facebook Group
Please follow health and safety guidelines (masks and santizing) if you choose to ride share.
Anyone with a Skidmore ID can check out a bike for free at the Scribner Library circulation desk.
Bikes through the Bikemore program will also be available to reserve. Details to come.
Skidmore has two cars available to borrow for academic and cocurricular day trips. You must be an authorized driver to reserve them. To become authorized, you must complete an online safety training.
Use of the Skidmore fleet vehicles for Fall 2020 must be related to a credit-bearing course including independent studies, to assist students conducting research, or when students are attending athletic practice off-campus and the vehicle is coach driven.
26 Station Lane
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Amtrak has a train station in Saratoga Springs that is 2.5 miles from campus and one in Albany/Rensselaer that 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).
Take CDTA #452 bus from Skidmore to the Circular Street and Lake Ave stop (you have to ask the bus driver to stop and let you out there because it is only a scheduled stop in the evenings.) cross the street and pick up CDTA #451 bus which will take you to the train station.
Greyhound Bus Co.
Offers service from the Saratoga Amtrak Station to New York City, Boston and Montreal. From the Albany station, destinations include Boston, Syracuse, NYC, Connecticut and Montreal.
Adirondack Trailways Bus Co.
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 and White Plains.
Premiere Transportation NYC Metro Airport Shuttle
Premiere Transportation offers daily shuttle service between Albany Airport and points south to JFK and LaGuardia ($75, departs at 9:30 a.m.) and Newark airports ($70, departs at 10:30 a.m.).
Skidmore Campus to Albany Airport
Taxis (see list above)
From campus to the airport generally run $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).
Take bus to Albany International Airport ($1)
Total travel time is approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes