The Bus

The West Point Parents Club of Massachusetts arranges bus transportation for Cadets and Cadet Guests between Massachusetts and West Point during holidays when large numbers of Cadets are likely to be coming home. Generally, round trip transportation is provided for Labor Day (not every year), Columbus Day (when no football games are scheduled), and Thanksgiving.  One way buses are provided for Winter Leave (return only), and Spring Break (return only).

PRICE:          Members:  $65.00/Each Way      Non-Members: $75.00/Each Way

NOTE – If a quota of Cadets is not met by 10 days prior to departure, the bus could be cancelled.  Refunds are only guaranteed if a cancellation is received two weeks prior to the the bus departure.

How to Reserve Space on the Bus

Please read the following in its entirety.  There’s much information, but all of it is important!

When you are ready to purchase tickets, simply select the link to the relevant bus from the below schedule.  Links will activate a few weeks before the bus is scheduled to depart.

If you have an active club-membership, please select the Member rate.  This rate applies to your cadet, as well as any of their guests.  If you do not have an active club membership, please select the Non-Member rate.  If you are unsure of your membership status, contact our Membership Coordinator.

If you inadvertently select the wrong rate, the club will notify you to resolve your membership status, or will refund you the member discount, depending on the type of registration error.   You must select outbound / inbound bus rides separately.  We no longer offer a single round trip purchase option.

The club is now using PayPal as its primary payment option, through which you can pay with a PayPal account or with a credit/debit card.  If you need to pay by check please contact the Bus Coordinator.  You will receive an automatically generated email confirming your PayPal or credit card payment via PayPal. An email confirming your registration on the bus will be sent about a week before departure.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A PAYPAL RECEIPT WHEN YOU REGISTER OR A REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL ONE WEEK PRIOR TO DEPARTURE, PLEASE CONTACT THE BUS COORDINATOR TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A SEAT ON THE BUS.

Parents:  if you wish to see the bus confirmation email, please be sure that your email address is added under the alternate email on the registration form. If you have not received a confirmation email, please check with your cadet to see if they have received it PRIOR TO contacting the bus coordinator. Please EMAIL the bus coordinator any change requests/cancellations.

CONTACT Bus Coordinators, KC Butt and Jackie Burman

Arrival & Departure Information

To Massachusetts: Trophy Point, to 236 Route 15, Sturbridge, MA (adjacent to Mobil station) to Newton/Riverside MBTA station
To West Point:  Newton/Riverside MBTA station to 236 Route 15, Sturbridge, MA (adjacent to Mobil station) to Trophy Point

Departure from West Point depends on time of release. The bus will stop in Sturbridge, at Exit 1 on Route 84 (236 Route 15, adjacent to the Mobil station) to drop off/pick up Cadets living in Western and Central Massachusetts. The Sturbridge stop is about 30 minutes from the Newton/Riverside MBTA station (303 Grove Street, Newton).

NOTE – The departure for the return to West Point WILL VARY depending on the holiday.  PLEASE note the departure time for the specific bus.  Cadets should be at the Riverside MBTA station (303 Grove St, Newton) 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure as the bus will depart on time.  The bus will stop in Sturbridge, at Exit 1 on Route 84 (236 Route 15, adjacent to Mobil station) to pick up Cadets living in Central and Western Massachusetts about 30 minutes after departure.

2022-23 Bus Schedule and Registration Links

Below is the tentative schedule, based on the WP academic calendar.  We will make updates closer to the time of each bus, as needed.  We will activate the relevant link closer to the scheduled departure.
As of this point, the bus is paid for in full so we are unable to offer any refunds 
Bus will leave West Point on Friday, October 7 at 5pm
Bus will leave Newton on Monday, October 10, followed about 45 minutes later by a pickup in Sturbridge, to return to West Point.
Thanksgiving – Tuesday, November 22 (Time TBA – approx 5:30pm) / Sunday, November 27 (approx 12-1pm).
Winter Leave – RETURNING TO WEST POINT ONLY – JANUARY 4  – from Newton and Sturbridge.
Spring Break – ONLY RETURNING TO WEST POINT – Sunday, March 12 – Leaving Newton at noon, followed by a pickup in Sturbridge).
Please contact the Bus Coordinator with any questions.