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

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

Shuttle Schedule

Fall 2019

Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 26: Departing Houghton at 5 p.m. for Buffalo.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Wednesday, November 27: Departing Houghton at 8 a.m. or earlier to accommodate the earliest flight out (although departure shall not be any earlier than 4 a.m.). Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Sunday, December 1:  Departing Buffalo at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Signups for these shuttles are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Christmas Break

Friday, December 20: Departing Houghton at 1:30 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 13.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Spring 2020 Semester

Sunday, January 12: Departing Buffalo at 5 and 9 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 3.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Mid-Semester Break

Friday, February 28: Departing Houghton at 5 p.m. for Buffalo.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 21.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Saturday, February 29: Departing Houghton at 8 a.m. or earlier to accommodate the earliest flight out (although departure shall not be any earlier than 4 a.m.). Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 21.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Sunday, March 8: Departing Buffalo at 5 and 9 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 21.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Easter Break

Wednesday, April 8: Departing Houghton at 5 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Thursday, April 9: Departing Houghton at 8 a.m. or earlier to accommodate the earliest flight out (although departure shall not be any earlier than 4 a.m.). Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

Monday, April 13: Departing Buffalo at 5 and 9 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered.

End of the Semester

Tuesday, May 5: Departing Houghton at 5 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.  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.
* A special shuttle has been requested to depart Houghton for Buffalo on Monday, November 25th at 5 p.m.
* A special shuttle has been requested to depart Houghton at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26.
* A special shuttle has been requested to depart Houghton for Buffalo on Tuesday, November 26 at 2 p.m.
* A special shuttle has been requested to pick up at the Buffalo Airport on Sunday, December 1st at 1 p.m.
* A special shuttle has been requested to pick up at the Buffalo Airport on Tuesday, December 3 at 8:30 p.m.