Connecting Services

Getting You from Here to There.

Connecting Services do just that – connect Orange County with the outside world via a range of transportation options, including park & ride lots, rail stations, bus terminals, airports, and the Newburgh Beacon ferry landing. Destinations include parts of northern New Jersey, Rockland County, Westchester County, Dutchess County, and New York City.

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Rail

 
MTA METRO-NORTH RAILROAD

Service in Orange County currently runs from seven stations on Metro North’s Port Jervis Line to Hoboken and the Secaucus Transfer Station, as well as other rail station stops in New Jersey. Orange County residents are also served by MTA Metro-North Railroad's Pascack Valley Line in Rockland County and Hudson Line on the east side of the Hudson River in Dutchess County. From the Secaucus Transfer Station, passengers may connect with other New Jersey Transit service to NY Penn Station in midtown Manhattan or to other NJT services, including a connection for Amtrak service at Newark Penn Station. See the MNR map here.

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PORT JERVIS LINE

The Port Jervis Line provides service to Manhattan via Hoboken or Secaucus. Port Jervis Line passengers may also connect with the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) service or NY Waterway ferry service in Hoboken for access to lower Manhattan.

PASCACK VALLEY LINE

On the west side of the Hudson River, it also provides service to Manhattan via Hoboken or Secaucus. Some Orange County residents access this service at the Spring Valley Station in Rockland County. Metro-North's Hudson Line service operates between Poughkeepsie and Grand Central Terminal on the east side of mid-town Manhattan.

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HUDSON LINE

Metro-North's Hudson Line service operates between Poughkeepsie and Grand Central Terminal on the east side of mid-town Manhattan. The principal Hudson Line station for most Orange County residents is in Beacon, directly across the Newburgh Beacon Bridge. The station is also easily accessible by ferry in the peak period from the Newburgh waterfront and by bus shuttle from the Park & Ride facility on Route 17K (parking is free in both locations). Hudson Line service is more frequent and more direct to mid-town compared to the Port Jervis Line. The Peekskill or Croton-Harmon stations can also be readily accessed via the Bear Mountain Bridge. 

AMTRAK

There is no direct Amtrak passenger service in Orange County. The closest Amtrak line runs along the east side of the Hudson River between New York City and Albany, and west to Buffalo or north to Montreal. Amtrak stops are located in Poughkeepsie and Croton-Harmon. Amtrak connections can also be made by taking the Port Jervis line to Newark Penn Station via a transfer at the Secaucus station. The high speed Amtrak Acela service stops at Newark Penn Station as well as the standard Amtrak Metroliner services. For more information dial: 1.800.USA.RAIL (1.800.872.7245).

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Ferry

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NEWBURGH-BEACON FERRY

Ferry service between Newburgh and Beacon is operated by NY Waterway under contract with Metro-North. Free parking is available in Newburgh for ferry commuters. For information, call 1.800.638.7646.

 

Bus

ADIRONDACK TRAILWAYS

Adirondack Trailways provides bus service in the I-87 NYS Thruway corridor between New York City, Kingston, and Albany, as well as other destinations around New York State.

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ULSTER COUNTY AREA TRANSIT

Ulster County Area Transit provides five daily weekday round trips between Newburgh and New Paltz in Ulster County along the NYS Route 32 corridor. This service also has stops on Broadway in Newburgh, the Shortline Bus Terminal on Route 17K and the Newburgh Mall.

DUTCHESS COUNTY AREA TRANSIT

Dutchess County Area Transit provides service every weekday and some weekend days, among its 13 different public transit routes. Dutchess County Area Transit connects with Transit Orange in Beacon, NY via the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry and the Newburgh-Beacon Shuttle. 

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NEWBURGH-BEACON SHUTTLE

The Newburgh Beacon Shuttle runs from the Newburgh Transportation Center on Route 17K to the Beacon Metro North Station on weekdays Monday to Friday. This schedule also includes limited connections to Stewart Airport.

TOWN OF BLOOMING GROVE DIAL-A-BUS

The town of Blooming Grove operates a municipal on-demand service Monday through Saturday, 8:30am to 3:30pm. Reservations are accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Passengers requesting an ADA accessible bus must call at least 24 hours prior to departure.

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Air Travel

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STEWART INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Passenger air service is available in Orange County at Stewart International Airport, which is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Stewart International Airport is located just southwest of the crossroads of Interstate 84 and Interstate 87 (NYS Thruway). Vehicles access the airport via NY Route 207 and direct access from Interstate 84 via exit 32. Detailed information may be obtained at www.panynj.gov or by calling 845.564.7200.