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Suggestions On How To Get From EWR To Tarrytown,NY  
User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 596 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 hours ago) and read 14035 times:

Hi Guys

I'm visiting a friend in Tarrytown, NY next week. Is there a better way to get there from EWR than taking the airtrain to Newark Int'l train station, then going to Penn station, before changing yet again to Grand Central and getting the train from there to Tarrytown?

Are there any trains directly from EWR to this area? I've looked at the PANJNY website, but god, CONFUSING!!

Any help greatly appreciated!

Thanks
FCAFLYBOY

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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2888 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14036 times:

The train you would be taking isn't operated by PANYNJ, its operated by MTA. The exact sub-company is the Metro North Railroad:

www.mta.info/mnr

It also looks like the NJ Transit goes to Penn Station (NYC) from EWR or possibly Newark Penn Station:

www.njtransit.com

I don't know if Amtrak has anything in Newark, but it could be an option as they go into Penn Station (NYC) as well.

To be honest, I don't know if you have a better option. I did see that some NJ Transit trains go into NY, but west of the Hudson river, while the MTA train you would be taking is on the east side.



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3305 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 14032 times:
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Another option could be quite a big longer but require fewer changes.

You could take the NJ Transit trains to either Spring Vally, NY or Suffern, NY (via Secaucus, on the Pascack Valley or Port Jervis lines, respectively) an then take the Tappan Zee Express (a bus service) across the Tappan Zee Bridge to Tarrytown.

I have linked the bus schedule. The Tappan Zee Express (TZx) is on the left side.

http://www.co.rockland.ny.us/PublicTrans/fromrockland.htm

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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14012 times:



Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 2):
Another option could be quite a big longer but require fewer changes.

NJ Transit to NY Penn, then the Q32 bus to 42nd/Madison, then train to Tarrytown. Can't be done with fewer changes than that, unless you walk from NY Penn to GCT.


User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 596 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 13999 times:

This is great guys, thanks very much.

Thankfully I'll be travelling light, given all those changes!

Cheers
FCAFLYBOY


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 13997 times:

What I'd do is Newark Airport Express Bus to Grand Central (runs every 15-30 minutes), which will drop you off right outside Grand Central. Then take a Metro North train to Tarrytown.

Would recommend not doing the NJT to NYP then getting over to GCT with luggage - it's a pain in the behind (been there, done that). The buses are pretty bad (can get rather crowded, and I'm not a big fan of bringing a bag onto a bus) and the subways, which take as much time as the bus, are just annoying to switch trains at Times Square. The Express bus gets you to GCT in one fell swoop, no need to worry about any extra connections, etc.

More info at http://www.coachusa.com/olympia/ss.newarkairport.asp


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 13995 times:

Yeah, that sounds sensible. When I said "it can't be done" in one change I wasn't counting Olympia.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25381 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 13984 times:

I've done work for a company near Tarrytown.

The best option by far is renting a car and driving. No need for the hastles with trains/buses instead drive yourself door to door.

And if you do drive unless if you want a bit of a tour of the city(Bronx) and sitting on traffic for a while, I'd stick to the New Jersey side of the Hudson all the way to the Tappan Zee Bridge (87/287) which ends right in Tarrytown.



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