Commuting to NYC from the west side of the Hudson Valley provides a lot of options. We all know that commuting can be frustrating and even stressful at times; especially when it comes to traveling to the city with all of the hustle and bustle it brings.
Both Rockland and Orange Counties come with plenty of ways to commute to NYC. You can take a metro transit, a bus or a ferry to get you across the river. For those of you who like the rail (metro transit), Metro North actually starts in Orange County at Port Jervis. The Pascack Valley Line starts in Rockland County at Spring Valley.
Metro North Transit/NJ Transit – Port Jervis Line
If you are traveling by transit from Orange County, Port Jervis Line is the starting point. It makes nine stops in New York (Otisville, Middletown, Campbell Hall, Salisbury Mills, Cornwall, Harriman, Tuxedo. Sloatsburg and Suffern) with the last stop being Suffern before it travels on to New Jersey.
NOTE: Train schedule is subject to change. Up-to-minute changes
Metro North/NJ Transit – Pascack Valley Line
If you are traveling by transit from Rockland County, Pascack Valley line begins at Spring Valley. This route includes 3 stops in New York (Spring Valley, Nanuet and Pearl River) before moving on to New Jersey.
Visit www.njtransit.com for more information on current schedules, maps, and trip planner tools.
Tappan Zee Express
Rockland County has Tappan Zee Express as a commuter bus system which can take you between:
- Spring Valley
- Palisades Center
- Central Nyack
- South Nyack
It can also take you to Tarrytown and White Plains in Westchester County where you can connect to the Metro North Hudson Line (Tarrytown) or Harlem Line (White Plains) to take you into the city.
Visit http://tzxbus.com/ for more information on current schedules, routes and access to Metro North information.
Another commuter bus is Coach Commuter Bus which goes from Rockland and Orange Counties to Port Authority in NY. You can also ride a bus which goes to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station where you can hop on the subway.
For more information on Coach USA, visit https://web.coachusa.com/shortline/ss.tickets.asp