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 (this is out of a different office; shuttle organizer does not maintain Fleet vehicles) as well as reaching out to find an available driver from a list of certified drivers.

Regular shuttles 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

Spring 2019

Easter Break: (please note signup deadlines apply)

Wednesday, April 17: Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 5:00 p.m.

A special shuttle has been requested to leave at 4 p.m. on Wednesday the 17th.  Please note the cost of special shuttles below.

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.

Signup deadlines **It is essential that you sign up by the deadlines for this break – the secretary will not be available to make any last-minute additions **
The deadline for signups for the regular shuttle is due by 12 noon on Friday, April 5.
The deadline for requests for a special shuttle are due by noon on Monday, April 1.
Any requests after either deadline will not be considered for this break.

End of the Semester

Tuesday, May 7: Depart Houghton for Buffalo at 1:30 p.m.
Signups for the regular shuttle are due on 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.
Special shuttle requests are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

* 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.
Contact kim.cockle@houghton.edu to arrange or sign up for a special shuttle.

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.