Getting to Bard

Contact Us


Bard College
PO Box 5000
(30 Campus Road)
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Phone: 845-758-6822
Phone: 800-BARDCOL
E-mail: admission@bard.edu

Links & Contacts


Local Taxis
  • A-1 Transportation: 845-473-7600
  • Chariot Taxi: 845-876-3000
  • Horseless Carriage: 800-836-5466
  • Red Hook Taxi Service: 845-758-1478
  • Rhinebeck Taxi: 845-876-TAXI
  • Tivoli-Bard Taxi: 845-705-4183

Travel 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.

    •  Interactive Campus Map
    •  Area Map (PDF)
    •  Campus Map (PDF)

Campus Transportation

Bard shuttles and local LOOP buses run regularly to the nearby towns and villages of the Hudson Valley.

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. VIEW MORE >>

By Car

The Taconic State Parkway and the New York State Thruway provide the most direct routes to our campus. View our maps above or find directions with your GPS by entering the following address: 51 Ravine Road, Red Hook, N.Y. 12571. VIEW MORE >>

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. VIEW MORE >>

Sample Travel Itineraries

From the Albany International Airport to Bard College*

Step From Mode To Details
1. Albany-
International
Airport (ALB)
Taxi Albany-
Rensselaer
Station (ALB)
Time: 20 minutes (13 miles)
Cost: $32
2. Albany-
Rensselaer
Station
Train
(Amtrak)
Rhinecliff
Station (RHI)
Time: 45 minutes
Cost: $20 to $31
(Consider purchasing tickets ahead of time. Tickets can be purchased at the station, but it is possible for the train to sell out.)
3. Rhinecliff Station Taxi

Bard College Campus
(Admission Office)
Time: 15 minutes (eight miles)
Cost: $20

From the John F. Kennedy International Airport to Bard College*

Step From Mode To Details
1. New York JFK
Airport (JFK)
AirTrain
(Jamaica Station route)
Jamaica
Station
Time: 15 minutes
Cost: $5
2. Jamaica
Station
Train
(Long Island Railroad)
New York's
Penn Station
(NYP)
Time: 20 minutes
Cost: $5.25 to $7.25 (Depends on day and time.)
3. New York's
Penn Station (NYP)
Train
(Amtrak)
Rhinecliff Station
(RHI)
Time: One hour and 45 minutes
Cost: $26 to $33

4. Rhinecliff
Station
Taxi

Bard College
Campus
(Admission Office)
Time: 15 minutes (eight miles)
Cost: $20
*Costs and travel times are approximate.