If you are looking for New York City commute information for towns on the East side of the Hudson River, including Westchester, Putnam, or Dutchess Counties, click here for more information.
If you are commuting to NYC from the the West side of the Hudson: Rockland, Orange, or Ulster Counties, there is a combination of rail, bus, and ferries that will bring you across the river into New York City.
The Port Jervis Line of Metro North starts at Port Jervis, Orange County. Its last stop in New York is Suffern before connecting to Mahwah New Jersey and NJ Transit.
The Pascack Valley Line starts at Spring Valley in Rockland County, and only has three stops in New York State before reaching New Jersey. Some Rockland County residents will choose to drive to the stations in New Jersey based on the train schedule and parking availability.
Both Lines will reach Secaucus Junction and Hoboken. You can then decide to reach New York City either by rail to Penn station or World Trade Center, or ferry to the World Financial Center.
For the schedule published by Metro North, click here. All fares published below were last updated in February 2015.
Map of the Metro North Railways
The Tappan Zee Express is a commuter bus system in Rockland County. It provides service between Suffern, Airmont, Spring Valley, Nanuet, Palisades Center, Central Nyack, Nyack, and South Nyack in Rockland; and Tarrytown and White Plains in Westchester County.
By taking the Tappan Zee Express, you can avoid the hassle of driving across the Hudson River yourself. Once you arrive at Tarrytown or White Plains, you can connect to the Metro North train and go into the city. Visit our "Commuter Guide East" for more Metro North information.
For more information about the Tappan Zee Express, click here.
Coach USA runs commuter routes from Rockland County and Orange County to Port Authority in New York. Some of the buses stop at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, where you can transfer to the subway or other buses. Some buses have various bus stops throughout midtown.
For a complete list of the Rockland County Commuter bus schedules, click here.
For the Orange County Commuter bus schedule, click here.
For a list of schedules and routes for Coach USA in general, click here.
Below is a list of some of the bus stops, approximate travel time, and bus fare. The travel time can vary by 20 minutes or more depending on local or express bus, time of travel and traffic conditions.
The Adirondack Trailway buses have routes from Newburgh, New Paltz, Rosendale, Woodstock, and Kingston in Ulster County to New York City. There are additional stops in the Catskills as well. The buses arrive at Port Authority in New York.