Traveling to Herkimer

Everything you need to know.

We are so excited you will be traveling here to study with us! Below is some information that will help you in your travels. If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact the Office of International Programming by submitting a request information form.

Coming to Herkimer

Herkimer College is located in Upstate New York, between the cities of Syracuse and Albany.

International students should arrange to enter through a major U.S. port-of-entry, with the final destination being the Syracuse-Hancock International Airport (SYR) or Albany-International Airport (ALB).

The Herkimer College campus is about one hour by car from these airports. There is no public transportation between these airports and the College.

Traveling Abroad

When traveling outside the United States, you need to have in your possession the following documents to return and resume your studies:

  • Valid passport. 
  • Valid F-1 visa stamp in your passport.
  • Form I-20 authorized for travel by the Office of International Programming

If one or more of the above documents are not valid, contact the Office of International Programming for proper procedure.

If you are subject to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special registration you need to follow the instructions given by the USCIS concerning departure from the U.S.

If you need to apply for a new F-1 visa abroad, please submit updated financial information so that a new Form I-20 can be issued to you to present to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.


Birnie Bus Service

Transportation in the Herkimer area is provided by Birnie Bus Services. For low fare transportation to Utica or surrounding areas, check out the Birnie Bus Schedule.

Cab Services

Affordable Cab is a cab company in Herkimer that provides local and long distance transportation. Call (315) 866-7007.


Uber is available in the region. Just create an account, schedule a pickup and meet your driver.