School breaks are an excellent time to go home, relax and recharge before finishing the semester. At SUNY Oswego, we try to make break travel stress-free with multiple options to get home, with direct shuttle services from campus to regional transportation hubs and direct bus routes from campus. 

Bus, Train and Plane Travel

For students without a car, the best method of traveling long distance is by connecting through Syracuse and then traveling via bus, train or plane. Hancock International is the closest airport, while the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center (RTC) is the major departure point for trains and buses (Greyhound, Megabus, Trailways, Amtrak). Both hubs are about an hour's distance from SUNY Oswego and can be reached in multiple ways.

Transportation Planner

Need help figuring out how to go home and back? Here are the details to help you plan your trip!

Traveling To and From SUNY Oswego Information

Thanksgiving Break Travel Grid

Getting to and from Syracuse During Break

Thanksgiving Break Shuttle Information

We are offering Break Shuttles for Thanksgiving Break.  The shuttles stop at the Hancock International Airport and the Regional Transportation Center (RTC). The cost is $10 one way, payable by credit/debit card, cash, or check.  Payment is due before departure to hold your seat on the shuttle.

Please use the links below to sign up:

Leaving the campus
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
1 PM - Arrive at the airport at 2 PM, the RTC at 2:30 PM
4 PM - Arrive at the airport at 5 PM, the RTC at 5:30 PM

Wednesday, November 24, 2021
8 AM - Arrive at the airport at 9 AM, the RTC at 9:30 AM

Returning to campus
Sunday, November 28, 2021
1 PM (airport) / 1:30 PM (RTC)
4 PM (airport) / 4:30 PM (RTC)
7 PM (airport) / 7:30 PM (RTC)
10 PM (airport) / 10:30 PM (RTC)

Centro Bus (Stops at RTC only)

Centro Bus Route 246 has pick-up locations at both the Marano Campus Center and downtown Oswego. This route stops the Regional Transportation Center, but does not stop at the Hancock International Airport. If your destination is the airport, taxi service and ridesharing are available at the RTC.

Cost: Reduced fair, $2 each way (cash only). Reduced fare requires valid Oswego student ID and SA sticker. 
Not available winter or summer breaks.

Syracuse Centro Bus Map and Schedule

Ride Sharing or Taxi

Uber, Lyft and taxis are available from Oswego to any destination in Syracuse.

Uber Price Estimator

Lyft Fare Estimator

College Express Bus

The most direct way to travel downstate and to New York City is through the College Express Bus. Availability is limited due to COVID-19. When operating, the College Express typically offers service to New Jersey, New York City, Queens and Long Island.

The College does not contract or sponsor the College Express Bus, and has no control over ticket availability or service dates.

$94 one way, $162 roundtrip, $104 walk-on

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served base and must be booked through College Express.

View Schedule and Book Tickets