There are 8 ways to get from Boston to Bard College by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Amtrak Acela Express, bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie - Train Station to Red Hook - Bard College C

$105 - $208

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie - Train Station to Red Hook - Bard College C

$44 - $79

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie - Train Station to Red Hook - Bard College C

$71 - $141

Bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
  2. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to New Haven, Ct
  3. Take the bus from New Haven, Ct to White Plains, Ny
  4. Take the bus from White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C to Poughkeepsie
  5. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie - Train Station to Red Hook - Bard College C

$49 - $104

Drive  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Bard College 182.6 miles

$17 - $26

Fly to New York JFK, train, bus  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York JFK (JFK) BOS - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie - Train Station to Red Hook - Bard College

$92 - $366

Fly to New York La Guardia, train, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie - Train Station to Red Hook - Bard College

$90 - $329

Fly to Albany, train, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Albany (ALB) BOS - ALB
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie - Train Station to Red Hook - Bard College

$215 - $446

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Bard College is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Bard College is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Bard College. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Red Hook - Bard College via Hartford, Ct, New Haven, Ct, White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C and Poughkeepsie - Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 38 min.

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The distance between Boston and Bard College is 148 miles. The road distance is 182.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Bard College without a car is to train and bus which takes 7 h 29 min and costs $100 - $210.

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Boston to Bard College, including transfers.

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Boston to Bard College bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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Boston to Bard College bus services, operated by Dutchess County Goverment, NY, arrive at Red Hook - Bard College station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Bard College is 183 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to drive from Boston to Bard College.

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  • Distance: 148.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Bard College, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from Boston to Bard College via Hartford, Ct, New Haven, Ct, White Plains, Ny, White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C, Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie - Train Station, and Red Hook - Bard College in around 9 h 38 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Flights from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$75 - $160
Business Class
$110 - $200
First Class
$291
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$40 - $65
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $40
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $120
Train from Albany to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
viarail.ca
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$17 - $19
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$25 - $35
At station
$24 - $27
Bus operators
Dutchess County Goverment, NY
Phone
(845) 473-8424
Website
co.dutchess.ny.us
Bus from Poughkeepsie - Train Station to Red Hook - Bard College
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
dutchessny.gov
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston, Ma to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Hartford, Ct to New Haven, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from New Haven, Ct to White Plains, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
Leprechaun Lines
Phone
+1 845-565-7900
Email
info@leprechaunlines.com
Website
leprechaunlines.com
Bus from White Plains Bus Terminal Lane C to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
leprechaunlines.com

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