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Student Transportation

Getting Around

Downtown Great Barrington is not far from campus—a moderate walk or bike ride, or a short drive. You can always hop a ride into town on a Simon’s Rock shuttle, or the regional bus. The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) bus makes hourly loops around Great Barrington and will stop at Simon’s Rock by calling the 800 number listed below. We’ll also work with you to be sure you get to your local internship, worship service, or volunteer activities.

Students are not permitted to have cars on campus in their first year. After that, all vehicles must be registered and all drivers are subject to state and campus regulations.


General College Transportation

In addition to regular shuttles to town, the College provides transportation for students to a variety of academic and recreational events, select standardized tests, internships, volunteer placements, and some medical appointments.

College employees can make these arrangements with the Transportation Request Form.

Break Shuttles

To reserve a ride to the Albany or Bradley International airports, or the Albany bus or train station for breaks, please use the Break Shuttle Request form. Limited service to Wassaic/MetroNorth is also available. The deadline for arranging this shuttle service is 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the first departure from campus.

If you are currently signed-in to a Google account, you must first sign-out, click on the link to the form, then enter your Simon's Rock username and password.

Area Religious Services

Transportation to local places of worship is provided. We encourage students' interested in exploring faith-based communities in our area by contacting these local communities for more information and scheduled services. If you need assistance please call Campus Life Office at 413-528-7693.

Transportation to Upper Campus

There is a shuttle available between 8:00am and 10:00am for students going between our upper and lower campus.  This shuttle stops at the bottom of Fox Run at Lake Mansfield Rd, at Pibly House, and at the Student Union.  Students can call the College's main number at anytime to arrange a ride anywhere on campus.  Afternoon trasportation is available on the Town Shuttle. See link below for Shuttle to Town schedule.

Additional Information & Routes

Contact the Coordinator of Transportation for more information.