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Trains ... Planes ... Automobiles ... and buses

Commuting? No Problem!

"Flexible work rules have changed where people choose to live. With flexible work schedules, telecomuting and so many transportation options, living in Cornwall has become a real possibility for more and more people."
Monique Summerfield Geiger Office Furniture, Union Square, Manhattan A few years ago, you had very little choice about where to live- you had to be close to your job, which meant a 10-15 mile radius and often meant that you had to reside in urban settings, giving up the quality of life that comes with being close to nature. Flexible work rules today have changed where people choose to live. With flexible work schedules, telecommuting and so many transportation options, living in Cornwall has become a real possibility for more and more people. In addition to the easy commuting options offered by road and rail, Cornwall also has easy access to several airports, including hometown favorite, Stewart Airport- a fast, friendly, civilized alternative to the larger local airports. Whether you travel daily, weekly, or yearly, travel to these airports from Cornwall is fast and convenient- leaving the adventures for your destination rather than your commute. Whether you travel regularly between east coast cities or internationally, Cornwall is an easy trip to some of the best business airports in the world- BUT ,it’s always good to get back to Cornwall after your trip, heave a sigh of relief while you take a deep breath of mountain air, and think to yourself “there’s no place like home”!

NYC Commuting


Taking the Train to Hoboken

One train ... sleep, work or be entertained
Grab your air-card and laptop, good reading material and neck pillow for a relaxing train ride to Hoboken. Express trains are preferred as much for the speed as the lack of distractions and interruptions that multiple stops create. To encourage rider-ship, Metro-North has set annual parking permit price at $20/year. Hoboken is an awesome commute. $317 for a monthly pass but transit checks enable use of pre-tax dollars if your employer participates in the program. 1 hour, 17 minutes best express train. Rush hour trains: NYC-bound: 5:23AM, 5:52, 6:23, 6:41**, 6:58, 7:43. Cornwall-bound: 4:08PM, 4:47, 5:13, 5:41, 6:15**

Taking the Train to Midtown

Multiple options - personal choice
Train commuters to mid-town Manhattan have several options. The simplist is to take the Salisbury Mills - Cornwall train to Secaucus and transfer to a Penn Station-bound train. Monthly Pass is $385 - if your company participates in transit check program you can pay for pass with pre-tax dollars. If you don't mind driving a half hour-ish, take 9W south to Bear Mountain Bridge, follow Rt. 6 [the goat path] to Route 9 [the "other" Route 9] and park at one of several RR stations along Route 9 and take the Hudson River line to Grand Central [e.g. Peekskill, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson**, Ossining, Tarrytown]. Parking permits are required, but daily parking is available at all but Peekskill. You could drive north to Garrison, but that doesn't make sense unless you have a reason to be there [day care with relatives, etc.] becuase you are only adding to your commute time. The longest commute to mid-town is to drive north to Newburgh and take the ferry to Beacon or drive to Beacon. Going North to go South is a tough argument to win ... but you may have your reasons.

Taking the Train Downtown

Hoboken -> PATH or New York Ferry
Take the Train to Hoboken and from there take the PATH to WTC or 33rd Street [stopping at Christopher St., 9th St., 14th St. 23rd St. and finally 33rd St. and Sixth Ave.]. For a beautiful alternative if you work at Water Street or Battery Park, take the ferry! What a wonderful way to arrive at work.
Photo : Maureen Moore


Stewart International Airport

8 miles- or 15 minutes from Cornwall is Stewart International Airport- Stewart is one of the region’s best-kept secrets, providing easy access for travelers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Stewart is designed for convenience. Parking is available directly across the street from the terminal, check-in counters are located right next to security, and retail and food shops can be found on both sides of security. With flights up and down the East Coast as well as to the Midwest, Stewart Airport connects the mid-Hudson region to the rest of the country, and with the new international flight addition of Norwegian Airlines- to the rest of the world as well. Direct air service to these hub destinations is available from Stewart International: Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Orlando, and St. Pete-Clearwater. Flights are competitively priced, connecting you to anywhere in the world. Airlines served are : *Allegiant, *American Airines, *Delta, *jetBlue Airways and *Norwegian Air Rental Cars available in Stewart are: *Hertz, *Budget, *Avis, *National/ Enterprise Taxi, van and limousine service is available at Stewart with Visconti Ground Transport. Located in the terminal, Visconti offers a variety of options to get you to your destination. Please contact Visconti 24 hours in advance for reservations. Visconti also offers discounts for cadets or student. Call (845) 567-3560 or (845) 562-5671 For local taxi service, Bob’s Taxi is available 24 hours a day. Call (845) 561-5000 for service. For travelers crossing to the east side of the Hudson River, there is a Leprechaun Lines regular shuttle bus from Stewart airport to the Beacon train station, with connecting service direct to Grand Central Terminal .

Newark Airport [NWK]

-A fast hour drive away from Cornwall via the Palisades Parkway or the NYS Thruway, Newark International Airport remains a popular commuting hub airport, offering direct and connecting flights to most domestic and international destinations. Newark has flights from 40+ airlines ranging from AerLingus to Virgin Airlines . For a full listing of the airlines traveling from Newark Airport, please see Also stopping at Newark Airport are New Jersey transit trains for destinations in NJ and NYC, and Amtrak, with connections to Washington D,C, Philadelphia, NYC and Boston. Newark Airport ( Air Train stops P2 and P3 ) offer the following rental car options: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, FlightCar, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty Dozens of world-class shops, restaurants, services and amenities have a home at Newark Liberty, offering delicious options to fill your waiting time. Ranging from coffee shops and fast food choices, to fresh markets , specialty shops and fine dining, there is an option to fit every appetite. For a full listing of dining options and locations within the terminal, please visit Newark airport offers parking accommodations for every need, ranging from short term lots, to economy lots to valet parking. For advance information about the current capacity in each type of lot, visit Lot capacity is updated in real time, helping to avoid parking frustration. The Air Train offers constant transportation between all parking lots, the terminals and the Rail station- where you can make frequent connections to Penn Station in NYC.

Laguardia Airport

60 miles from Cornwall is one of the nation’s busiest commuter airports. With hourly shuttles to Boston and Chicago, as well as the most frequent flights to major US cities, LaGuardia is a popular traveler choice. For non-rush-hour travel times, this is one of the fastest and least expensive options for Cornwall travelers. Currently undergoing a major renovation construction project however, LaGuardia is experiencing related congestion, and as such, travelers to LaGuardia should build in at least an extra 45 minutes when traveling through LGA. Airport construction has required the closure of several parking lots limiting available parking. Please consider alternate means of transportation when traveling from LaGuardia. Getting there: driving or having someone drive you are the only real options. Uber hasn’t made it to the x-burbs yet – that would provide a lot of relief. Local cabs aren’t cheap because it is a one-way fare. You need to do your math: sometimes it is cheaper and easier to rent a car and drive to LGA. You are relieved of parking fees and logistics. Have a car waiting for you on your return flight. If you are new to the area, LGA is located eight miles east of midtown Manhattan in the borough of Queens, New York, LaGuardia Airport serves millions of people each year. The airport has two 7,000 ft main runways and four terminal buildings that house up to 72 aircraft gates and is currently home to 15 airlines, including Delta Shuttle and American Shuttle. For a full listing of airlines departing from LAG, visit . A number of car rental facilities are conveniently located at LaGuardia Airport. Rental agencies provide frequent free shuttles between LaGuardia and the rental car facility. Allow extra time for rental drop off transfer due to construction project. Car rental companies available at LaGuardia include : Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty . All car rental shuttles pick-up and drop-off at Terminal A in the Rental Car Shuttle Transfer Point. LaGuardia Airport has become a “foodie” airport bringing some fine dining to your travel experience. To plan ahead, find a full listing of restaurants in each terminal including Terminal A at The terminals at LaGuardia Airport are open to the public from 4am to 11pm daily.

JFK International Airport

70 miles from Cornwall, JFK Airport handles more international traffic than any airport in the nation. 15 miles east of NYC, travel time is typically 2 hours from Cornwall, subject to traffic conditions. While this airport may take longer to travel to than some of the others, it also has the most direct flights to the most cities throughout the world, and for the frequent international traveler, there is really no substitute for JFK. More than 70 airlines operate out of JFK. The following is a comprehensive listing on the best way to contact each of them. After your 2 hour drive, you may arrive hungry. Food offerings Range from every ethnic cuisine from Indian to Italian, to well known franchises such as Starbucks and McDonalds and gracious fine dining establishments. Here's a list, organized by location. PARKING: JFK has parking directly at the terminals 1,2,4,5,7,8,9 with easy and free AirTrain service providing connections between terminals, rental car facilities, hotel shuttle areas, and parking lots. The airport offers long-term parking and cell phone lot. A reservation system was introduced in 2011. Opened in 2003, the light-rail service AirTrain connects JFK with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and New York City subway and bus lines.


ShortLine/Coach provides service from Cornwall [Mountainville] to New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd and Eight Ave. leaving from Rt. 32 just west of Quaker Ave. - the lot where the Summer farm stand is set up on weekends. Other nearby stops are in front of the Mobil station at "five corners" in New Windsor and at a Park'n Ride across from the Woodbury Common outlet mall - also on Rt. 32. It helps to be an early riser when taking the bus. There are three buses that leave prior to the 5:51AM bus. The buses arrive an hour and 15 minutes later at the Port Authority. Only the 5:51AM bus continues on past P.A. to make stops along Broadway arriving at Wall Street 20 minutes later! One seat to your downtown destination. Buses leave at 4:46AM, 5:06, 5:31, 5:51, 6:17, 7:01, 7:22 and 8:52. There is no monthly pass, but 40 trip tickets will cost $295. Return trip 4:15PM, 4:58, 5:35, 6:15, 7:15, 8:30 .... See schedule at: Buses also serve JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports.


If your company provides parking or you are aware of a special deal, travel before rush hour and you can be in Midtown Manhattan in 55 minutes! The return trip has more risk of delays but is not awful. Preferred route is 9W south to Bear Mountain Bridge, follow the winding and twisty Rt. 6 [the goat path] to Route 9 ... and you have a range of choices depending on your destination. White Plains, for instance, is a 40 minute drive. If you choose to drive, you want to join the Facebook group page, Status of Storm King. This group's fanbase advises on weather and traffic at the mountain and the goat path. Fog, rain, ice and snow can slow the commute. Occasional accidents can back up traffic considerably.