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Getting To, From, and Around Alfred State

Coach Buses (and nonstop express bus services)

Traveling from New York City or downstate is often most conveniently accomplished by bus. Alfred State works with the Alfred Travel Center, located on West University Street (just a few minutes’ walk from campus and the bus stop). The bus schedule is on their site and on a daily basis, the college and village are served by multiple daily stops from Coach USA; students enjoy a discounted rate.

Making bus service even more convenient at our academic breaks, Alfred Travel Center coordinates and offers non-stop express bus services on specific dates that are most in demand by our students at break intervals.

For the 2019-20 year, the nonstop express bus dates are:

  • Oct. 4 Mini-break express bus: departs Alfred at 3 p.m. to NYC (Port Authority). Please note: for students who cannot make the express bus, there are 3 regular scheduled buses with normal amount of stops on Oct. 5.
  • Oct. 8 Mini-break return express bus: departs NYC Port Authority at 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 26 Thanksgiving bus: departs Alfred at 3 p.m. to NYC Port Authority. Note: students who cannot make the express bus can take advantage of 3 regularly scheduled buses with normal stops on Nov. 27.
  • Dec. 1 Thanksgiving return express bus: departs NYC Port Authority at 3 p.m.

Note: during finals week in December, there is a non-express bus and students can use the regularly scheduled buses (3 times daily). This is due to the varying dates of departure of students have based on their differing exam and departure schedules.

  • Jan. 19 return express bus (eve of spring classes): departing NYC Port Authority at 3 p.m.
  • March 6 Spring break express bus: departs Alfred at 3 p.m. to NYC Port Authority
  • March 14 Spring break return express bus: departs NYC Port Authority at 3 p.m.

Note: during May finals week and conclusion of our semester, there is no express bus and students can use the regularly scheduled buses (3 times daily). This is due to the varying dates of departure of students because most students use ground transportation to move their full set of belongings home.

Alternative bus options: students can also access routes offered by Trailways. However, please note that Trailways routes are only accessed from Hornell (twenty minutes away by bus or car) and would therefore require use of the HAT Bus, livery (taxi), or other ground transportation to reach the stop. For this reason, we recommend the Coach USA links and schedule above.

Airports (reaching Alfred State by air)

Rochester* - Served by all major airlines and approximately 1.5 hours from campus. Over time, our students have learned that the Rochester Airport most commonly offers the best balance of geographic convenience, flight options, and price. In order to help connect our students with this airport to make air travel an option, we offer a special shuttle on dates consistent with the express bus services mentioned above.​

*Special Rochester airport shuttle is $20 each way and fulfilled by ACES.
Tickets may be purchased at the Campus Store. The dates for the special Rochester Airport Shuttle:

  • Oct. 4 Mini-Break airport shuttle: pickup will occur on the campus loop road near SLC 318 (across from Braddon Hall) 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 8 Mini-break return airport shuttle: departs lower terminal by ground transportation at 6 p.m. sharp
  • Nov. 26 Thanksgiving airport shuttle: pickup will occur on the campus loop road near SLC 318 (across from Braddon Hall) at 3 p.m.
  • Dec. 1 Thanksgiving airport return shuttle: departs lower terminal by ground transportation at 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 12 recess shuttle #1 pickup will occur on the campus loop road near SLC 318 (across from Braddon Hall) at 8 a.m.
  • Dec. 14 recess shuttle #2 pickup will occur on the campus loop road near SLC 318 (across from Braddon Hall) at 8 a.m.
  • Jan. 19 2020 return airport shuttle (eve of spring classes): lower terminal by ground transportation at 6 p.m. sharp
  • March 6 Spring break airport shuttle: pickup will occur on the campus loop road near SLC 318 (across from Braddon Hall) at 3 p.m.
  • March 14 Spring break return airport shuttle: departs lower terminal by ground transportation at 6 p.m.

Note: during May finals week and conclusion of our semester, there is no airport shuttle.This is due to the varying dates of departure of students because most students use ground transportation to move their full set of belongings home.

Alternative airport options: students can access flights to both the Buffalo or Corning/Elmira airports. However, please note that the college does NOT supply airport shuttles to these airports and students choosing to book itineraries to these airports shall make their own arrangements to reach campus (e.g. friends, family, hired driver service). Buffalo is served by all major airlines (approximately 2.25 hours from campus. Elmira is only served by Delta, United, and Allegiant with limited flights and connecting airports (approximately 1.5 hours from campus.)

Getting Around Campuses (Alfred and Wellsville)

The shuttle runs around campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the beginning and end of each scheduled class hour. The trip includes the college farm and the Veterinary Technology Center. Special shuttles take students to and from the Wellsville campus.

Destination

Days

Times

Campus Shuttle

M-F

10 minutes before classes begin from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Farm/Vet Tech/Motorcycle

M-F

10 minutes before classes begin 8 a.m. to 5 pm.

Wellsville

M-F

Leaves Alfred 6:45 a.m., 7:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m.

Alfred

M-F

Leaves Wellsville 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 3:05 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m.

Shopping

Wed

Leaves Alfred 4:30, departing from any bus stop.

(no reservation required)

 

Returns to Alfred 6:30 p.m.

Shopping

Sat

Leaves Alfred Shuttles start at 11 a.m. departing from any bus stop

(no reservation required)

 

Returns to Alfred 2 p.m.

Nurses

TBD

Days and locations determined by program

*Questions? Call the ACES bus garage 1-607-587-4705

The Wellsville Shuttle picks up and delivers students from the Alfred Campus to the Wellsville Campus each day. Curriculum specific transportation for Wellsville is available and arranged with the academic departments. For example, Culinary students may need a 1 p.m. shuttle bus from the Alfred campus on certain days or Culinary students may require bus service after late-night culinary labs.

Nurse transportation ensures that nursing students can get to their assigned work centers in local health care facilities, even if they do not own a vehicle.

Getting around our area (Hornell, Wellsville, immediate region)

In Allegany County (e.g. Wellsville Village): Access Allegany has several scheduled bus routes throughout Allegany County. Schedules are posted on the Access Allegany Web site. You may contact them by phone 585-593-1738.

In Steuben County (e.g. City of Hornell): Hornell Area Transit (HAT) runs a bus to the Alfred campus Monday through Friday. The HAT schedule is also available by calling 607-324-7910.

Weekly Shopping Trips

ACES operates shopping shuttle transports students to the Wegmans/Wal-Mart Plaza in Hornell. Catch the shopping shuttle from any bus stop on campus.

Students choosing to utilize the transportation provided by ACES to the Walmart Plaza in Hornell, NY must be aware that they are required to bring their Alfred State ID and show to the driver. Also, no large purses or backpacks are allowed on the bus.

Please note: The Hornell Walmart has a strict policy against taking backpacks and large bags into the store. These types of bags should either be left on campus or left on the bus. Please be advised that neither ACES nor its drivers are responsible for lost or stolen property.

Students Arranging a Bus Trip

Use this form (pdf) to request bus service for your club or organization.

Livery Services (taxi, Uber, Lyft)

Services in our rural region are limited. Please consult your preferred ride-share service or search for livery options in advance before relying them to be available on demand (as might be normal in urban areas).