Airport Shuttles

The college provides shuttle service to and from the Buffalo airport as well as the greyhound station and Depew Amtrak train station when college residences close for vacations.  The fee is $20 per trip for the shuttles listed below. Students should sign up as early as possible utilizing the form on this page, but at least one week prior to arrival/departure to reserve a seat.  Contact Kim Cockle at 585.567.9220 or kim.cockle@houghton.edu with further questions.

Shuttle process: The shuttles are College Fleet vehicles driven by College students, grad students, and employees that have completed the campus certification process; it is not a professional driving service.  In order for a shuttle to take place, a College Fleet vehicle needs to be secured as well as reaching out to find an available driver.  
Regular shutltes are offered evenings or mornings that residence halls close and classes are not in session as it is difficult to find drivers that are available during business hours while classes are in session.  Please keep this in mind when scheduling your flight. 

Please keep in mind that it takes about 1.5 hours to get to the bus/train station and airport.

Please complete the form below to sign up for any regularly scheduled shuttles.  

Shuttle Schedule

Fall 2018

October Break - no regular shuttle schedule as Residence Halls remain open.
A special shuttle* has been requested to depart campus at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 18 to the ROCHESTER airport.
A special shuttle* has been requested to depart from the Rochester Airport at 11:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 21.

Thanksgiving Break:

Tuesday, November 20: Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21: Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 8 a.m. (shuttle time may change to accommodate the earliest flight out, however the earliest time the shuttle will depart from Houghton is 4 a.m. and no later than 8 a.m. when halls close).  
Sunday, November 25: Depart Buffalo at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Residence Halls re-open at 2:00 p.m.

Christmas Break:

Friday, December 14: Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 1:30 p.m. (residence halls close at 3:30 p.m.)

Spring 2019

Sunday, January 6: Depart Buffalo for Houghton at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

March Break:

Friday, March 1: Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2: Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 8:00 a.m. (shuttle time may change to accommodate the earliest flight out, however the earliest time the shuttle will depart from Houghton is 4 a.m. and no later than 8 a.m. when halls close).  
Sunday, March 10: Depart Buffalo for Houghton 

Easter Break:

Wednesday, April 17: Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 18:  Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 8:00 a.m. (shuttle time may change to accommodate the earliest flight out, however the earliest time the shuttle will depart from Houghton is 4 a.m. and no later than 8 a.m. when halls close).  
Monday, April 22: Depart Buffalo for Houghton at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

End of the Semester

Tuesday, May 7: Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 1:30 p.m.

* Special Shuttles :
In certain exceptional instances when a special shuttle is required, the cost of $75 will be applied to the individual requesting the shuttle.  If others share this shuttle, the cost will be divided among all passengers.  Requests given with less than one week of notice will not be considered.

If a student has an unpaid shuttle fee, they will not be able to sign up for a new shuttle until their account for shuttles is current.