Maps and Directions to Bard

Bard College's main campus is located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, on the east bank of the Hudson River, about 90 miles north of New York City and 220 miles southwest of Boston. Use the information below to plan your trip to Bard or follow one of our sample travel itineraries.

Getting to Bard

Bard is 90 miles (two hours) north of New York City and approximately 50 miles (one hour) south of Albany, with Amtrak service to Rhinecliff, New York, about nine miles south of Annandale.
  • By train Amtrak provides service from Penn Station, New York City, and from Albany to Rhinecliff, about 9 miles south of Annandale. Taxi service is available at the station.
  • By automobile Take the New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 19 (Kingston), take Route 209 (changes to Route 199 at the Hudson River) over the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to Route 9G, turn left onto Route 9G and drive north 3.5 miles.
  • By air Bard College is accessible from Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in New York City; Newark in New Jersey; and Albany and Newburgh in upstate New York.

By Car

The Taconic State Parkway and the New York State Thruway provide the most direct routes to our campus. Click the Google link above or get directions by entering the following address into your GPS : 51 Ravine Road, Red Hook, NY 12571. Driving driections can be found below.
  • Traveling from East of Bard Expand for more.
  • Traveling from West of Bard Expand for more.

By Train

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

Bard College is accessible from New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia airports, as well as from the airports in Newark, New Jersey, and Albany and Newburgh, New York. The airports closest in proximity to our campus are Stewart International Airport in Newburgh (about 45–50 minutes away) and Albany International Airport (about one hour away). Taxi and car rental services are available at all airports.

+ Local Transportation Options

+ Sample Itinerary: From John F. Kennedy International Airport to Bard College

+ Sample Itinerary: From the Albany International Airport to Bard College