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3 College Freshman

Transportation: We're in the woods…so it's used a lot and is good.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Good in Theory – The school offers some free van rides to Brattleboro and back, but the times that they run are very few and far between. There's also a free bus called the Moover (it's painted like a cow) that makes about one or two trips between Marlboro and Brattleboro a day. Oftentimes, if you need to get into town during certain time frame, you're forced to use the local taxi service, where you can charge the ride right to your student account. However, the rides are extremely overpriced and are often late (my cab even broke down once!)
As far as long-distance transportation goes, there's a greyhound bus stop nearby (though I've never used it), and the Amtrak Vermonter, which I've ridden on many many times, stops in Brattleboro, which is really convenient if you live along the eastern part of the country.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The college has vans that run to town every so often and organized van runs to events. There is also the Moover which is public transportation and it picks you up right in front of the dining hall.

Niche User

Transportation: Well, there are the Marlboro vans and the MOOver vans. But they're a little iffy sometimes.

Niche User

Transportation: The van schedule is fairly regular and timely. It's always nice having your own car or having close friends with one, though.

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The ice cold isolation of Marlboro is made survivable because of one thing: regularly scheduled transportation! That's right—Marlboro has made sure that its students have about five chances daily to catch a van or bus right from campus and into town. They will frequently stop at local grocery stores, but their most frequent drop-off is right in the center of downtown Brattleboro. This is where most every need can be taken care of and all kinds of adventures can happen (adventures outside of the 300 familiar faces on campus, that is).

The Marlboro College vans stop at Marlboro North, the school's off-campus dormitory, about five times throughout the day. Unfortunately, when the weather becomes treacherous for larger vehicles, students who depend on the vans often don't get to campus. This also happens with the MOOver vans, and journeys into town are often cancelled due to ice and snow. But as a whole, Marlboro's student transportation system works wonderfully for students without vehicles.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
Downtown Brattleboro is fairly compact, and most everything you need can be found within the few blocks that line Main Street.
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs more than $100.
  • Taxi
  • Vermont Transit bus
Did You Know?
Marlboro has MOOver transit and vans that operate on a schedule.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Marlboro College Van System

There are shuttles provided by Marlboro to and from Marlboro North (the off-campus dorm) and Brattleboro. The schedule for the College van system changes each year. Van-pool trips (to locations off-campus) are arranged through bulletin board sign-ups inside the Dining Hall. A fleet of vehicles is also available for personal use. Please contact the folks in the Maintenance Building for more transportation information.

Public TransitWhat's This?

MOOver

MOOver is a free resort and community shuttle which makes daily trips between Brattleboro and Marlboro and throughout Deerfield Valley. The buses are painted in a black-and-white cow spots motif, so you can't miss `em. Check the website for schedule information.

(802) 464-8487

Box 429, West Dover, VT

www.moover.com

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is about 90 miles (about a 2-hour drive) away from Marlboro.

One Airport Road Manchester, N.H.

(603) 624-6539

www.flymanchester.com

Logan International Airport

Boston's Logan International Airport is about 125 miles (about a 2-hour-and-30-minute drive) away from Marlboro.

1 Harborside Drive, East Boston

(800) 235-6426

www.massport.com/logan-airport

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound

This station is a little less than 12 miles from campus (a 20-minute drive).

429 Canal St., Brattleboro

(802) 254-9727

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak

The Brattleboro Amtrak Station is located in downtown Brattleboro, right behind the Brattleboro Museum, approximately 12 miles from campus.

10 Vernon Rd., Brattleboro

(800) USA-RAIL

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 67% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 33% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 0% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 20% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 20% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 5 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Very easy.
  • 80% Fairly easy.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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