We are entering our fourth season of coordinating shared rides for Skidmore students traveling for the holidays. So far we’ve received great feedback on this program. Sharing rides saves you money, conserves fuel, and allows us to more effectively manage high demand.
To schedule a ride, please call us or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: student name, phone number, specific location of pickup (i.e. dorm or address if off campus), and requested time. On the days students leave, we usually have cabs leaving campus every half hour or so. It helps if you can be a little bit flexible, just in case your requested time is already booked.
Shared rides are available to the following locations: Albany Airport, Albany-Rensselaer Train station, and Albany bus station. The discounted cost per student in a shared ride is $39 to the Albany Airport, and $49 to the Albany train or bus station. Please note – due to high demand and last-minute bookings, we cannot guarantee that you will or will not share the ride with other students – however, we do guarantee that we will be there at the scheduled time! (That’s the most important part, right?) Also note, the rates are per student – there is no further discount for booking together with a friend. Non-shared rides are charged the regular student prices (see our Rates page for details).
If you wish to secure a pickup at the Albany Airport returning to Skidmore, please include your returning flight number, date and scheduled arrival time. We will reconfirm with you a day or two before your return trip. We do track all returning fights coming into Albany. Please see our Airport Service page for details on airport pickups, and our Rates page for prices.
Parents: unfortunately, we cannot give a shared ride discount if you wish to pay over the phone in advance. We do recommend you book the trip as soon as possible but have your student pay in the car – it only takes a moment for one of our drivers to accept a credit card payment in person.
Our drivers work long hours around the holidays to serve you and your needs. Please remember to tip generously! 15-25% is standard for good service.