Airport Access and Ground Transportation

Nearby airports with travel times to the Equinox are:

Shuttle Service

Sugar Tours, Inc. Transportation Services will be providing shuttle service for DA2017 held at the Equinox. When you arrive at the Albany, New York International Airport (ALB), you should check in with the Sugar Tours representative who will be conveniently located in the baggage claim area. Look for the blue log shirts. Sugar Tours Transportation Services will serve your arriving and departing flights at the airport during the scheduled conference times. Please note that the Albany airport is located approximately 1.5 hours from the Equinox Resort, Manchester, VT, schedule accordingly. You will be notified seven days prior to arrival of your exact shuttle departure time.

Reservations can be made by going to the Sugar Tours website By completing this form you will be charged the discounted conference rate which is $179 round trip from the airport to the Equinox Resort and back to the airport (ALB). All online reservations will be confirmed by email. It is recommended that you print your confirmation letter, read it carefully for accuracy, and take it with your when you travel. A major credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Your credit card will be charged at the time you complete your reservation online.

An individual reservation cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to your original pickup time and are subject to a 20% cancellation book fee.  Reservation cancellations received within 48 hours are non-refundable.

Sugar Tours, Inc. Transportation Services
PO Box 2078
West Dover, VT
Phone: 802-464-9740
US toll free: 888-889-8681 or

Rental Cars

Car rental facilities are located in the Baggage Claim area of the terminal. The rental car fleet is located inside the Airport Parking Garage. All automobile rentals at Albany International Airport are subject to an Airport fee. This fee also applies to reservations made through the airline web sites. You can find a list of rental car agencies and their contact information at If you decide to rent a car at the airport, see the following for directions to the hotel.

Driving Instructions to the Equinox:


  • Take Route 87 North to Route 7 East (Troy, NY).
  • Follow NY 7 East to Route 279 East (Bennington Bypass), which bears left off Route 7 (Note: Avoid Route 9 toward Bennington).
  • Follow Route 279 as far as possible, then follow signs to Vermont's Route 7 North towards Manchester.
  • Take Route 7 North to Exit 3, and turn left onto Route 313.
  • Turn right onto Historic Route 7A North, and drive 9.1 miles to the hotel.

Approximate driving time is one hour and 10 minutes.


  • Follow Route US7 South to Rutland.
  • Take Historic Route 7A into Manchester.

Approximate driving time is two hours.


  • Take Route 91 North to Exit 2 in Brattleboro.
  • Take Route 30 North to Historic Route 7A in Manchester.
  • Turn left and proceed south, just over one mile to the hotel.

Approximate driving time is two hours and 40 minutes.


  • Take Route 2 West to Interstate 91 North.
  • Take Exit 2 in Brattleboro towards Route 30 North to Historic Route 7A in Manchester
  • Turn left and proceed south, just over one mile to the hotel.

Approximate driving time is two hours and 40 minutes (depending on traffic).