How to Get to Woodbury Commons by Bus

This post has all the details on how to get to Woodbury Commons Outlet by bus, train and by car, including special deals and discounts on transportation.

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WHAT IS WOODBURY COMMONS

Woodbury Commons Premium Outlet is the most well known of the New York premium shopping outlets and has over 220 stores including many upscale stores.

Woodbury Commons is in the town of Central Valley in New York State and is approximately a one-hour drive north of New York City.

 

Where is Woodbury Common

 

Its featured and most popular shops are Armani Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Burberry, Christian Dior, Coach Outlet, Dolce & Gabbana, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.

Shops offer 25%-65% off items and if you came to New York to do some shopping, a day trip is absolutely worth it!

Learn more on their website.

You can get there by bus, train, and car (if you have access to one or decide to rent one).

 


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WOODBURY COMMON BUS TICKETS

There are several bus operators offering discount tickets.

If you’re wondering which is the cheapest bus to Woodbury Commons, this section will help you find the best way to save money on tickets.

 

Woodbury Common Shuttle Bus

 

CitySights NY

This company offers one of the best deals on a shuttle bus to and from Woodbury Commons. 

They offer three different ticket options, allowing you to pick how and when you want to visit this shopping center.

 

 

CitySights Woodbury Commons

 

The cheapest option is their super saver ticket, but this ticket requires you to depart and return at fixed times in order to get the lowest price.

Alternatively, you can also choose a flex ticket which allows you to depart and return at your own pace for just a few dollars more.

Finally, their sights and shopping ticket includes both a flex ticket to Woodbury Commons and a 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour in New York City.

Each ticket option includes a free coupon book, allowing you to save even more money at the shopping center.

  • Super Saver Tickets: $32/Adults | $21/Children
  • Flex Tickets: $37/Adults | $21/Children
  • Sights and Shopping Tickets: $88/Adults | $57/Children

Purchase tickets or learn more.

This shuttle bus departs from Port Authority Bus Terminal at Gate 409. Departure times for this service start at 7:15 am, and return times can run until about 9:30 pm.

They also offer buses from the following locations on weekdays:

  • Rockefeller Plaza at 49th St: 8:30 am, 9 am
  • 53rd St & 7th Ave: 8:45 am, 9:15 am
  • Waldorf Astoria at 49th St & Lexington Ave: 8:30 am, 9 am

TIP: Use a Tourist Pass

If you are considering purchasing a New York City tourist discount pass, the CitySights shuttle service to Woodbury Commons is included in the Explorer Pass and the New York Sightseeing Pass

Alternatively, you can also get a $7 discount with the New York Pass.

 

 

Each service also includes a VIP coupon book you can use to save even more money at the shopping center.

NOTE: Although this is an excellent option if you are already planning to purchase a tourist pass, it almost certainly won’t be worth buying one of these passes if you only intend to use it for this purpose.

 

Woodbury Common Bus

 


Tour America

This company also provides round trip transportation to Woodbury Commons, with several different departures and return times to choose from.

These tickets require you to select a period of validity, with departure times starting at 8:30 am and running until 11:30 am.

Return times start at 3 pm and run until 7:30 pm.

Each ticket includes a VIP discount book you can use to save money at multiple stores in the shopping center.

No matter which departure or return time you select, you’ll pay $40 for this ticket to and from Woodbury Commons.

Purchase tickets or learn more.

The bus to Woodbury Commons departs from Row NYC Hotel on 45th St. between 7th & 8th Ave.


Gray Line

In addition to all the other services this company offers, they also provide a shuttle bus to Woodbury Commons. 

This round trip transfer to and from the shopping center is similar to other options on our list in that it includes a free coupon book with hundreds of dollars in savings.

One of the advantages of choosing Gray Line is that they allow you to use the ticket anytime you want throughout the day.

This means you can depart for Woodbury Commons and return to the city whenever you wish.

The Gray Line Woodbury Commons bus ticket is about $43 per person, and seating on their buses is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Purchase tickets or learn more.

This bus departs from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on 42nd St at the corner of 8th Ave.

Departure times start at 8:30 am and run until 2:45 pm, while returns start at around 3:30 pm and run until close to 8 pm.

 


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PICK UP LOCATIONS

As you can see from the map below, there are several locations in Midtown Manhattan where bus companies depart from.

  • The green markers are locations with departures 7 days a week.
  • The red markers are locations with departures from Monday to Friday only.
  • When you click on a pin, information will pop-up with pick-up and return times from that location.
  • The location with the most departures daily is by far the Port Authority Bus Terminal, but there are ways to save money with discounts at other departure locations.

 

 


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BY TRAIN FROM MANHATTAN AND NEW JERSEY

You can travel by train, but it may take you more time and may cost more money (depending on when you go) than taking a bus.  

For those staying in New Jersey, the train might make more sense.    

From New York Penn Station (located on West 33rd Street and 8th Avenue), purchase a ticket to Harriman Station.

This station is located along the Port Jervis Rail Line. The one-way fare from Penn Station to Harriman Station is $15.25 ($30.50 round-trip). 

*Purchase your ticket BEFORE you board the train. Otherwise, you will have to pay an additional fee if you buy it on the train.  

You can use this NJ Transit Trip Planner to get exact train schedules.

Once you arrive at the Harriman train station, you have two options to get to Woodbury Commons:

  • On weekends only (excluding major holidays) you can take the Main Line Shuttle Trolley. VERY IMPORTANT: There is only one-morning pick-up from Harriman Station at 10:28 a.m., arriving Woodbury Common at 10:33 a.m.; and only one evening departure from Woodbury Common at 5:45 p.m., arriving Harriman Station at 6:10 p.m. The Main Line fare is $1.60 each way.
  • You can take a taxi any day of the week. You have to call one when you arrive at the station. Taxi fare one way is approximately $7-8.
    • Village Taxi: 845-783-6112
    • Monroe Taxi: 845-782-8141
    • Woodbury Taxi 845-662-1272

 


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RENTAL CAR TO WOODBURY COMMONS

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is located on Route 32 in Central Valley approximately one hour north of New York City.

Going by rental car could be the cheapest and most convenient, depending on your circumstances.  

Rental rates for the day with insurance, gas (petrol) and insurance can be as cheap as $80/day, so if you have 3 or more people going, a car rental may be the way to go. Check out rental car prices with Expedia.

Main Route: 

New York State Thruway (I-87) to Harriman, Exit 16.   Use this Google Maps link to get exact directions from your departure point to Woodbury Commons.

Alternate Routes:

George Washington Bridge (upper level) to Palisades Interstate Parkway (north) to Route 6 West (Exit 18, Central Valley). Exit onto Route 32 north (right turn at traffic light); proceed to center entrance on right.

New York State Thruway (I-87 north) to Exit 15a onto Route 17 north. Continue approximately 15 miles onto Route 32 North; proceed to center entrance on right.

Car Rentals

If you rent a car from one of the below car companies, you will receive a free Savings Passport. You must present your rental car key at the Woodbury Commons Information Center.    Check out some prices here.

  • Dollar Car Rental  (800) 800-4000
  • Thrifty Car Rental (800) 847-4389
  • Zipcar (866) 494-7227

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About the author

Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others.

She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”.