U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Westchester County
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 12-16-2012, 11:42 AM
 
6 posts, read 11,804 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hello,

My husband and I are considering a move to NY for his job. I will be in Manhattan next month interviewing for a few jobs, and I also have an interview scheduled in croton-on-Hudson (Montrose to be exact). I am not very familiar with public transit, and I'm nervous about taking the train before an interview. I was thinking about asking a car service to/from the interview, and was wondering approximately how long this may take. The interview is at 9 am, and I'd be coming from west Chelsea. I know I can look it up on google maps, but I was hoping for some insight into the traffic patterns. Thanks in advance.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-16-2012, 05:59 PM
 
407 posts, read 810,105 times
Reputation: 184
Grand Central. Massive Metro-North station at Croton. Take a taxi from there to Montrose.
Or just take a taxi all the way for $100 or so? For an interview, I wouldn't chance it.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-16-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
852 posts, read 1,592,930 times
Reputation: 781
Taking the Metro North train out of Grand Central Station to Croton-on-Hudson is the easiest and least expensive way to get there. It's about a 10 min drive from the Croton station to Montrose. Google "MTA Metro North Railroad" to find train schedules between NYC and Croton-on-Hudson (which is on the "Hudson Line").

There are many car services in NYC that can take you from there up to Westchester; some are better than others. I happen to work for a limo company/car service based in Westchester, and we do a lot of trips in and out of NYC. Our fare from the Chelsea area up to Croton would run around $95-100 for the base fare, plus round trip tolls, plus a $9 surcharge to cover higher fuel costs, plus tax and gratuity. While you can likely find companies charging less money, they would also have older cars, may employ drivers who don't speak English very well, and may not be as punctual/reliable as a larger, more reputable company.

The trip by car from Chelsea to Croton to make a 9 am interview should take roughly 1 hour to 1 1/4 hours (it could be a little less, but I'm erring on the side of caution). Most of the traffic should be coming into NYC, not heading north out of town, and up near Croton, the traffic heads south toward White Plains in the morning. So you should be travelling in the opposite direction as most of the traffic (I say "should" because I don't drive in the mornings, so i can't be 100% sure).

If you'd like info regarding the various car services - which ones are better and which are less desirable, send me a PM.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > Westchester County
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2017, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Top