Student Activities Office
205 Strebel Student Center

(315) 792-3037
(315) 792-3126 (Fax)

The Office of Student Activities has many options for transportation on campus.  Here are some of the options.  If you have further questions, always feel free to call, e-mail, or visit the office and ask!


Zip Car

This service allows the Utica College community to rent a car whenever they want!  Drivers must be at least 18 years old, have a valid driver's license for at least one year, and a clean driving record.  On campus, we house a red Toyota Prius aptly named "Prolls" and a 2013 Ford Focus Hatchback we affectionately call "Babbitt."  Use the link below, register with Utica College, and your ZipCard will come in the mail in a couple weeks.  [Please note, we do not have the $15 temporary card service at this location.] Then sign on, reserve a fancy car, and start driving!


$7.50 - $8.50 per hour, or $69 for the whole day weekdays, $77 for the whole day weekends.  There is  no maximum limit for reservations. Gas and insurance costs included.  See the Office for seasonal discount codes.
866-4-ZIPCAR (866-494-7227)

Break Buses

Every college holiday (except summer), Student Activities provides a 54-seat charter bus that brings students to Port Authority, NYC.  Tickets are sold on the Utica College box office website, and usually sell out within hours of going on sale!  Sales generally begin about two weeks prior to the vacation.  See the Break Bus Schedule or the Pioneer Place event board for fliers detailing sale dates and departure/return dates.


 $70 per person, departure and return ticket included.  There are no "half" tickets for only a departure or only a return.

Centro Public Bus Systemcentro

Centro is the public transit system in Central New York.  Centro maps can be found in the office.  Buses come through campus at all times of the day, and make many different stops.  Check a map of the area you want to go, and the chart will tell you the time you need to get on the bus.  Maps and routes can also be planned on the Centro website, or call (315)797-7803.


 $1.50 for Single Ride pass, $15.00 for 10 Ride Pass, $150.00 for Unlimited Semester Ride Pass

Shortline Coach Bus Serviceshortline

Coach USA provides a service to popular college-towns at very reasonable rates to college communities.  Shortline is the name of the route that travels from Utica, NY to NY, NY and almost anywhere in between.  The office has maps that list the destinations along the Shortline route.  These tickets are non-refundable; however, they are good for 30 days passed the purchase date (which appears on the ticket), so if the traveler misses the bus, they can catch the next one.  Buses leave from the bus stop on campus every day at 11:00am and 5:00pm.  The bus may be late, but DO NOT ever leave the bus stop, they WILL NOT wait for you.  For questions, call the Binghamton location at 1-800-647-6471 or 607-722-7553, open 24 hours.


Varies according to destination, one-way vs. round-trip, and date of departure.  TGIF deals on certain destinations charge a discounted rate if travelers depart on a Friday and return on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

Syracuse Line Run Bus

The Line Run Bus leaves Utica from the Utica Union

 Station and from the Centro Bus Hub on Bleeker St.  It drops off at the Syracuse Centro Hub on the corner of Salina St. and Harrison St.  It runs the Utica-Syracuse line twice a day Mondays through Saturdays, not on Sundays.  See below for departure and arrival times.  For more information, call Tracy Wright at 315-336-3950 x248 or e-mail at
Line Run Bus Schedule


 $6.10 one-way (pay the driver)

Student Shuttle Vans

Student Activities employs certified student van drivers to shuttle Utica students from campus to the local Sangertown Square Mall and Walmart in New Hartford on Commercial Drive.  The schedule changes according to the drivers' availibility, but an updated schedule can be found on the Transportation board outside the office door, or at the link below.



Local Taxi Companies

The most popular taxi services our students use are:
Courtesy Cab 315-797-7272
New Hartford Taxi 315-507-2171
City Cab 315-724-5454



Google Search: Utica, NY Taxi Companies

College Owned Vans

Student groups that need transportation can have their faculty or staff advisor reserve a college van.  It is the group's responsibility to get a certified van driver to drive it.


Charges per mile. Call Andrea at x3191 for details.

Birnie Bus Companybirnie

The Rome and Utica Birnie Bus Companies are also another option for large group travel.


Varies by destination, charter or school bus, and trip length.