Listed below are the five options for bus transportation leaving for and returning from each break. Please remember that when using any type of mass transportation, customers should recognize that delays occasionally occur and plan accordingly. Taxis and car services are also an option: for more information please see Taxis and Car Services.
Bus Transportation Options
1. RTS: Geneseo-Rochester Service
When operating, the Geneseo-Rochester Weekend Service is a valuable, free (with college ID) way to get to the Greater Rochester International Airport, Trailways Bus Terminal or Amtrak Station. No advance sign up is required as this is part of the regular route. Always refer to most up to date Geneseo-Rochester Weekend Service Schedule. Please remember, this is not always an option as this service does not run during the regular business week and on certain weekends. To make sure this is a viable option when you need it, please refer to our Bus Schedules page for a list of important service dates outlining when service is and is not available.
2. RTS: Break Shuttle
This shuttle is free of cost with college ID, but space is limited so advance sign up through Parking & Transportation is required through RTS Break Shuttle Sign Up Google Form. Stops are made at the Greater Rochester International Airport, the Trailways Bus Terminal and the Amtrak Station.
3. SA: Break Shuttle
This shuttle is also free of cost with college ID. Space is limited so advanced sign up through the Student Association Ticket Office is required. Stops are made at the Greater Rochester International Airport, the Trailways Bus Terminal and the Amtrak Station before and after Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, the end of the Fall Semester, the beginning of the Spring Semester and Spring Break. There are no shuttles offered at the beginning of the Fall semester or the end of the Spring semester. For more information please see the Student Association Ticket Office at Vacation Shuttle Service.
4. College Express Bus
The College Express Bus is a service that provides buses for the various vacation breaks (Fall, Thanksgiving, Semester and Spring) to the Albany/White Plains and NYC/LI areas for Geneseo students. Service for the program is provided by College Express Bus based in East Quogue, NY. This bus leaves the MacVittie College Union at 6:00PM and makes the following stops: New Jersey, NYC Port Authority, Queens, Jericho, Brentwood, Ronkonkoma, Albany, Suffern, and White Plains. For more specific stop locations and bus information please visit the SA Ticket Office website or the company website College Express Bus.
5. Trailways New York
This service is not free, but student discounts may be available via the local ticket office at Sundance Books at 106 Main Street. Please contact Sundance Books at (585)243-2250 or Trailways at (800)295-5555 for more ticket information. The current times are: going south - depart Rochester 8:00AM, arrive Geneseo 9:00AM, arrive Binghamton/NYC Connections 12:40PM and coming north - depart Binghamton/NYC Connections 2:10PM, arrive Geneseo 5:45PM, arrive Rochester 7:05PM. Please always refer to the most up to date Trailways schedule to assure times are accurate and that service is operating. More information can be found at www.trailwaysny.com.
Winter Break 2019
Wednesday, December 18th, 2019:
- 8:30AM – RTS: Break Shuttle to Rochester airport/bus/train - this shuttle is FULL at this time.
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020:
- 11:00PM - RTS: Break Shuttle from Rochester airport/bus/train to campus (sign up via RTS Break Shuttle Sign Up Google Form).