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Old 10-01-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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Does anyone know anything about daily commuting from Woodstock to Manhattan by public transportation?
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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I suspect thay have busses from Kingston to NYC. You can also investigate taking the train from Rhinecliff or Poughkeepsie into NYC.
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Old 10-02-2007, 06:05 AM
 
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I wouldn't want to do it every day, but I grew up down in Saugerties and used to take the train into the city from Rhinecliff at times. It is about 30-35 minutes from Woodstock to the Rhinecliff Amtrak Station and then you can get a train in (95 minutes) to Penn Station. You can buy the monthly ticket books and get a pretty good discount on the fares. The Rhinecliff Station is a pretty, little old station and never very busy (used to be the ferry station and was converted to a train station when the ferry was discountinued). Also it's rural so no worries about crime parking your car and no fees.

Your alternative is Metro-North out of Poughkeepsie (definitely cheaper), but believe me Amtrak is much nicer and the ride from Poughkeepsie on MN is 2 hours because of the many stops. Also its a good 50 minutes from Woodstock to Poughkeepsie by car.

I believe the Trailways bus is about 2 hours or a shade more from Kingston into the Port Authority/42nd St. You have to figure on 20 minutes to drive from Woodstock to Kingston.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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Thanks Logan 11 and ss58yy. Sounds difficult.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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By our standards Upstate it's easy because we are used to traveling for everything, but yeah it would be tedious doing it 5 days a week. I know a lot of people get on Amtrak in Rhinecliff, Hudson and Albany to work in the city, but I think a lot of them are so called telecommuters who need to go in a day or two a week and work from home other days. That is a pretty nice set-up then.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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Logan11, Right. I also checked buses from New Paltz and Woodstock and they are about $400 per month, in addition to the lengthy commute. Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:50 AM
 
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Hi everyone.

What about JFK? Does Amtrak or the MN go there?? Do you know how long it would take and how much the costs would be per month?
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:02 AM
 
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This website might be helpful for those that are not familiar with the transit system: http://www.trips123.com

Getting to JFK from upstate is not very easy. I used to use Newark primarily....
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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Logan11, Right. I also checked buses from New Paltz and Woodstock and they are about $400 per month, in addition to the lengthy commute. Thanks.
Adirondack Trailways does run a bus out of Woodstock, but the times are rather limited.

They do, however, offer a cheaper excursion rate if you are going down and back on the same day. I'm not sure what the rate is now, but when the tickets were $41.00 roundtrip, you could get an excursion rate for $27.00. They sell the excursion or commuter tickets singly, in 10 packs or by the month, with each higher tier having a slightly greater discount.

Not sure if they're still doing that with the increase in gas.

Craigslist sometimes has people posting who want to carpool back and forth.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:23 AM
 
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yes trailways goes through Woodstock, but not as frequently as it used to. Kingston is the best bet to getting to NYC by bus. flying wise, basically closest airport is Albany.
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