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 $25 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.  Anyone signing up for a shuttle after the signup deadline will be subject to availability and assessed an additional $25 surcharge.  Special shuttles (if any) are noted at the end of the schedule:

Shuttle Schedule

(Due to COVID, each shuttle vehicle will offer a limited number of seats for passengers in order to remain socially distant – it is imperative that you sign up by the deadline in order to ensure a seat)

Fall 2020 Semester

*Friday, August 21; Saturday, August 22; Sunday, August 23: Picking up at 2 p.m. (approximate arrival on campus by 3:30 p.m.) Signups are due by Friday, August 7.

Please be sure to include your flight information (date and time of arrival, airline and flight number) in your reservation.

There are no regular shuttles scheduled for 8/29 or 8/30.  If you will need a shuttle on either of these dates, please contact the Student Life Office to schedule.   PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL SHUTTLE REQUEST BELOW

Thanksgiving 2020

Tuesday, November 24: Departing Houghton at  5 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 16.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date will be subject to availability and be assessed an additional $25 late fee.

Wednesday, November 25: 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 are due by Monday, November 16.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date will be subject to availability and be assessed an additional $25 late fee.

 

Spring 2021 Semester (this may be subject to change)

January 10: Departing Buffalo at 5 and 9 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 4. Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date will be subject to availability and be assessed an additional $25 late fee.

February Break

February 19: Departing Houghton at 5 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date will be subject to availability and be assessed an additional $25 late fee.

February 20: 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 are due by Friday, February 12.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date will be subject to availability and be assessed an additional $25 late fee.

February 28: Departing Buffalo at 5 and 9 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 12.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date will be subject to availability and be assessed an additional $25 late fee.

Easter Break

Wednesday, March 31: Departing Houghton at 5 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24. Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date will be subject to availability and be assessed an additional $25 late fee.

Thursday, April 1: 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, March 24.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date may not be considered and will be subject to a $25 late fee.

Monday, April 5: Departing Buffalo at 5 and 9 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31.  Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date will be subject to availability and be assessed an additional $25 late fee.

End of the Semester

Tuesday, May 4: Departing Houghton at 4 p.m.  Signups for this shuttle are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27. Any requests/signups after the posted deadline date will be subject to availability and be assessed an additional $25 late fee.

* 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 until it reaches the regular shuttle cost of $20.  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 for Saturday, August 29 picking up at 1 p.m.  To join this shuttle, please contact kim.cockle@houghton.edu