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SummerScape 2023 Coach Transportation
Chartered coach transportation from New York City is available for select SummerScape and Bard Music Festival programs. To book round-trip transportation for select SummerScape 2023 performances, you may order online, or call the Box Office at 845-758-7900.

The meeting point for coach pick-up and drop-off is at Lincoln Center, Amsterdam Avenue, between 64th & 65th Streets.

One half-hour before the scheduled departure time, our bus ambassador will be at the meeting point with a “Fisher Center/SummerScape Coach” sign. The bus ambassador will check-in and direct coach riders to the bus, which arrives at the departure location approximately 15 minutes before departure time. The bus driver’s side window will also display a sign for the Fisher Center. Be sure to board the correct bus: other buses may be parked in this general area.

Post-show concessions are available to SummerScape coach ticket holders immediately following the performance. The return bus will depart from the Fisher Center fifteen minutes after the conclusion of the performance or after the post-show discussion if there is one scheduled. The bus will only drop off at Lincoln Center.

Coach Schedule

By Train

There are two train stations close to Bard College: one in Poughkeepsie (Metro North), New York, and the other in Rhinecliff (Amtrak), New York. Taxi service is available from either station to bring you to campus.

Amtrak Service Details
Amtrak provides service from Albany and from Pennsylvania Station in New York City to Rhinecliff, about 9 miles south of Annandale. Taxi service is available at the station.

  • Travel Time: Approximately two hours (one hour and 40 minutes by train and 15–20 minutes by taxi).
  • Contact Information: Rhinecliff station can be reached at 845-876-3364. Reservations and schedule information can be obtained at 800-872-7245 (800-USA-RAIL).
  • Website: Amtrak.com

Metro North Service Details
Metro-North commuter railroad provides service from Grand Central Station in New York City to Poughkeepsie, about 26 miles south of campus. Taxi service is available at the station.

  • Travel Time: Approximately one hour and 30 minutes (40–50 minutes by train and 40 minutes by taxi).
  • Contact Information: Poughkeepsie station can be reached at 800-638-7646.
  • Website: MTA.info

By Bus
Public transportation to the Bard campus is available from Poughkeepsie Station (Metro-North), via Dutchess County’s LOOP C bus. The inbound stop is #81, Bard College (Kline Bus Stop North). The outbound stop is #97,Bard College (Kline Bus Stop South).

Both Uber and Lyft have service in the area, but wait times are around 20+ minutes and cancellations are common. Use at your own discretion.

By Car
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