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Bus to Woodbury Common Outlet from NYC

Updated: September 12, 2023

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

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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.

It is a shoppers paradise and a haven for shopaholics, offering an extensive selection of brands and deals.

Discover the New York City’s upscale shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, conveniently accessible by a short bus ride from the city center, offering a premium shopping experience without the hassle and high-end price tags of Manhattan.

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.

Its featured and most popular designer stores include Armani Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Burberry, Christian Dior, Coach Outlet, Dolce & Gabbana, Ann Taylor, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Adidas, Nike Factory Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.

Where is Woodbury Common

Premier children’s brands such as OshKosh B'gosh, Nautica Kids, and The Children’s Place Outlet provide a wide range of items, including quality kid’s clothes and toys.

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

You can find items in categories such as fashion, accessories, footwear, makeup, home goods, home decór, gifts, electronics, kid's clothing, toys and more at Woodbury Commons.

Also, the dining establishments at Woodbury Commons offer a great experience amidst a shopping haven.

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).


There are several bus services 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

TIP: Don't forget to check Groupon for special deals on tickets for the bus to Woodbury Commons.

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 mall.

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.

NOTE: As of September 2023, only the flex ticket option is currently available.

  • Flex Tickets: $37/Adults | $26/Children

Purchase tickets or learn more.

This daily bus service departs from the Port Authority Bus Terminal at Gate 409.

Departure times for this service start at 7:15 a.m., and return times can run until about 9:30 p.m.

Present e-ticket at the Shortline ticket counter located in the South wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, with the entrance on 41st Street and 8th Avenue, ground level, approximately 15-20 minutes before your preferred departure time.

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 usually 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 a.m. and running until 11:30 a.m.

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

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 this prime shopping destination.

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 bus ride 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 $47 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.


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.


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 $15.50 ($31 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 at Woodbury Common at 10:33 a.m.; and only one evening departure from Woodbury Common at 5:45 p.m., arriving at 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 $8-$10.

  • Village Taxi: 845-783-6112
  • Monroe Taxi: 845-782-8141
  • Woodbury Taxi 845-662-1272


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.

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 the traffic light); proceed to the center entrance on the 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 the center entrance on the 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best day to visit Woodbury Commons?

Weekdays (Monday to Friday) are typically less crowded than weekends (Saturday & Sunday), offering a more relaxed shopping experience.

Avoid major holidays for smaller crowds. Check for store-specific discounts and promotions, and consider arriving early for convenient parking.

The best day ultimately depends on your preferences and priorities.

What is the busiest day to visit Woodbury Commons?

The busiest day to visit Woodbury Commons Outlet is typically during Saturdays and Sundays.

Holiday weekends and major shopping events can also lead to exceptionally high crowds.

It's best to avoid these peak times if you prefer a less crowded shopping experience.

How long does it take to get to Woodury Commons from NYC?

The travel time from New York City to Woodbury Commons in Central Valley, New York, typically takes about 1 to 1.5 hours by car, depending on traffic conditions and the route you take.

If you opt for public transportation, a bus ride from Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan can take approx 1.5 to 2 hours.

Keep in mind that travel times may vary, so it's a good idea to check current traffic or bus schedules before your trip.

About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: September 12th, 2023
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