Area Transportation

Whether traveling locally between Alfred and neighboring towns, or long distance to Buffalo, Rochester, New York City or further, Alfred University students and area residents have numerous options to make transportation a breeze.


  • Alfred University Student Senate is pleased to fund a daily bus route for student use between campus and Hornell Plaza (the Walmart/Wegman's shopping center) in Hornell. Contact the Director of Student Activities to learn more.
  • Hornell Area Transit provides local service between Alfred, Hornell, Dansville, and several other area towns. Ardent Solutions provides service between Alfred, Wellsville, and Belmont.
  • Long distance bus service to Alfred is available through Shortline (1-800-631-8405) or Trailways (1-800-858-8555). Bus service between New York City and Alfred is available three times a day.
  • Train service to Rochester or Buffalo is provided by Amtrak (1-800-872-7245).

The airports nearest the University are the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC), the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), and the Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM). Car rental services are available at all three locations for travel to Alfred.

Alfred University arranges shuttle service for students to get to and from the Rochester airport on dates that coincide with academic recesses.

If deciding not to use a car service, Luxury Limos can provide a shuttle service to our students from the Rochester and Buffalo airports.

Arriving by private plane to visit Alfred University? Wonderful!

Wellsville airport can accommodate your landing and departure. Alfred U admissions will also shuttle you and your family back and forth from the airport between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Please mention you will be flying into the Wellsville airport when setting up your visit to campus.

The Alfred Travel Center, a local travel agency, provides full-service assistance with domestic and international travel including bus and train tickets. Call 800-263-3167 or 607-587-8842.

Alfred University arranges shuttle service for students to get to and from the Rochester airport on dates that coincide with academic recesses. You can also share a ride with a fellow student using AU's web-based "Ride Board."