Located only 7 miles from I-86, traveling by car or bus are easy ways to visit campus. Listed below are many different forms of transportation available.
Auto Directions to Alfred
Visit the Driving Directions page for turn-by-turn instructions from nearby cities or enter your address and select your destination:
Bus Service to Alfred
Coach USA makes multiple daily stops in Alfred and they offer discounted rates for students. For added convenience Alfred Travel Center offers non-stop express bus service on specific dates that are most in demand by our students for college breaks.
For the 2020-21 year, the nonstop express bus dates are:
New student arrival dates: Aug. 15, 16 & 17
Returning student return dates: Aug. 20, 21, 22, 23
- Depart NYC 10:15 a.m. arrive Alfred 4:30 p.m.
- Buses will depart from the 4th floor of the Port Authority on Gate 401.
- Mandatory facial mask required. Bus will be loaded at 50% occupancy. No guests.
- Students must buy online. NO WALK-UPS AVAILABLE.
- Purchase tickets online today!
Note: We are working with the bus company to identify return times in November. Please check back for updated information.
Additional bus service is available by Trailways with a stop in Hornell that requires an additional car or bus ride for the additional 20 minutes to campus. See Hornell Area Transit (HAT) website for details.
Air Travel to Alfred
Rochester International Airport -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.
Please check back for information as services become available - email ResLife@alfredstate.edu to explore transportation options.
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.)
Campus and Area Shuttle Buses
The free campus shuttle is available every school day for students to utilize around the loop road in Alfred. There are also free shuttle buses for students attending classes on the Wellsville campus. Another shuttle provides service from the Alfred campus to the college farm, motorcycle technology and veterinary technology. Hours of operation for the free campus shuttles can be found on the ACES website.
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.
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).
New Local Shuttles for Students
Students are able to get to Tinkertown Hardware and Dollar General along with Wegmans/Walmart on Saturdays. See ACES website for complete details.
Weekly Shopping Trips
Students may enjoy free shopping shuttles to the Wegmans/ Wal-Mart Plaza in Hornell on Saturdays. Catch the shopping shuttle from any bus stop on campus by showing your Alfred State ID. No large purses or backpacks are allowed on the bus. See ACES website for complete details.
Alfred State will provide transportation service on specific dates from Rochester International Airport to Alfred State for international and out-of-state students. If students fly into other airports in New York State, they must use alternative transportation services for travel to Alfred State. These services may include Trailways Bus, taxi, or friend. Alfred State students can also pay to reserve a seat on the Luxury Limos shuttle. We also recommend that students look at the options listed on the campus Student Life Livery Service Page that is referenced at the top of this page to see if there are other transportation options.
For International/Out of State Transportation Requests to/from ROC
Submit the online transportation request form (login required) at least ten business days before service is needed.
For arrival at Greater Rochester International Airport, in most instances, a college representative will meet students by the baggage claim area unless they have been notified prior to arrival to meet the driver outside. For departure, students should wait for the bus at Orvis or the Administration Building unless otherwise specified by the driver or international office after the reservation was made.
Required Flight Information
When submitting your transportation request, it is the students responsibility to provide the following information:
- Name of airline carrier
- Date of flight
- Time of flight to Greater Rochester International Airport
- Flight number
- Flight connection city prior to arriving in Rochester
Traveling Outside the Shuttle Bus Service Schedule
Traveling from New York City or downstate is often best accomplished by bus. The Alfred area is served by Shortline Bus Lines and Trailways who make direct stops at Alfred Travel Center, WestUniversity Street, Alfred, and offer discounts to our students.
Commercial livery services in our rural region are limited. However, the Residential Life phone 1-800-4-ALFRED or 607-587-4371, or University Police, phone 607-587-3999, maintain contact information and can provide numbers upon request.
College Airport Shuttle Bus Service Schedule
Fall 2020 pickup service is 6 p.m. at Greater Rochester International Airport (baggage claim area)
- Sunday, Aug. 16 (new international student orientation begins Monday, Aug. 17)
Fall 2020 departure from Alfred State is To Be Determined (TBD)