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Maps and Travel Options

There are several transportation options and services for anyone coming to campus. 

Map of nearby cities

Distances to campus
Albany: 2 hours
Boston: 5 hours
New York City: 4 hours
Philadelphia: 4 hours 
Rochester: 2 hours
Syracuse: 1 hour
Utica: 45 minutes
Directions to campus
On-Demand Shuttle
The university has arranged the On-Demand Shuttle Service to help visitors using the transportation facilities in Syracuse and Utica get to campus easily and safely.
Car rentals
Enterprise Rent-a-Car: 800-261-7331
Express Limousine: 315-682-1962
Nilles Ford Mercury Inc.: 315-824-2440
Northeast Limousine Service: 315-361-5466
Zipcar is a program on campus that lets you rent a fuel-efficient or hybrid-electric vehicle at low cost. Colgate's Zipcars provide a means for transportation — when you want it — without the need to drive a car to campus. As a result, you end up saving more and driving less — way less!
Zipcar Site.
Traveling by bus
There is regular Shortline/Coach USA bus service from campus to New York City and other destinations. Adirondack and Greyhound service is accessible from Utica, Syracuse, and Binghamton.

Adirondack Trailways: 800-776-7548
Shortline/Coach USA: 800-631-8405
Greyhound: 800-231-2222
Traveling by plane
Regularly scheduled commercial airline service is available at the Syracuse airport, which is the closest major airport to campus. The Hamilton Municipal Airport is just north of campus and is used by those with private planes.
Traveling by train
Amtrak train service to New York City, Boston, Chicago, and other major cities is available through the Utica train station.
Ground transportation/taxi
City Cab: 315-724-5454
Clinton: 315-853-3355
Delano: 315-697-3237
Demand Response: 315-824-1260
Yellow Taxi of Syracuse: 315-471-5151
Student Travel Agency
The agency, in the O'Connor Campus Center (Coop), offers discounted tickets for buses to New York City, Utica, Binghamton, and other destinations. During breaks, shuttle tickets to and from the Syracuse airport also are available. Student travel agency
Electric vehicle charging station
There is a Level 2 ChargePoint station compatible with all electric vehicles (Tesla vehicles require an adapter) located on Lally Lane on campus. Electric Vehicle Charging
Charter buses (faculty and staff only)
Colgate faculty and staff may charter buses for Colgate-related travel needs, such as class trips and research excursions. Charters

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