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Newburgh–Beacon Ferry: Winter Contingency Bus Schedule

Updated Jan 24, 2022
For weekday service between Newburgh, NY and Grand Central Terminal
via Metro-North’s Beacon Station. Buses replace ferry service during severe weather.

Masks that cover your mouth and nose are required on-board the Newburgh–Beacon Ferry, Metro-North Trains and bus services.
Newburgh – Beacon Bus Map

Monday – Friday To Grand Central Terminal

Weekdays via Beacon Station

1Passengers may board at Beacon for Newburgh until 7:42 AM

Morning buses may leave Beacon up to five (5) minutes earlier if all connecting train passengers are aboard.
Morning buses will drop off passengers at the intermodal area on the east (land) side of the station.

Newburgh Ferry Terminal
Beacon Station1
Shuttle Meets Train
Marble Hill
Harlem-125th Street
Grand Central Terminal
AM 5:43 6:01 6:06 6:46 7:30 7:43 AM
AM 7:00 7:13 7:35 7:47 8:00 8:13 AM
AM 6:11 6:28 6:33 7:13 7:54 8:07 AM
AM 7:24 7:37 7:59 8:11 8:25 8:28 AM
AM 6:36 6:53 6:58 7:37 8:20 8:33 AM
AM 7:49 8:03 8:24 8:37 8:50 9:03 AM
AM 7:25 7:42 7:47 8:29 9:07 9:20 AM
AM 8:38 8:51 9:12 9:24 9:39 9:51 AM
AM 7:52 8:09 8:15 8:52 9:32 9:44 AM
AM 9:10 9:23 9:44 9:58 10:11 10:23 AM

Monday – Friday To Newburgh

Weekdays via Beacon Station

2Evening buses depart from the intermodal area on the east (land) side of the station. Evening buses may leave Beacon up to five minutes earlier if all connecting train passengers are aboard.
3Passengers may board at Newburgh for Beacon until 8:34 p.m. Evening buses may leave Newburgh up to five minutes earlier than arrival times shown.

Grand Central Terminal
Harlem-125th Street
Marble Hill
Shuttle Meets Train
Beacon Station2
Newburgh Ferry Terminal3
PM 3:48 3:59 4:39 5:16 5:22 5:39 PM
PM 4:15 4:26 5:06 5:42 5:48 6:05 PM
PM 4:18 4:28 4:41 4:52 5:14 5:33 PM
PM 4:47 4:58 5:36 6:14 6:20 6:37 PM
PM 5:11 5:22 5:59 6:37 6:43 7:00 PM
PM 5:23 5:33 5:45 5:56 6:18 6:36 PM
PM 5:54 6:05 6:40 7:17 7:23 7:40 PM
PM 6:00 6:10 6:26 6:43 7:01 PM
PM 6:15 6:26 7:05 7:43 7:49 8:06 PM
PM 6:25 6:50 7:07 7:25 PM
PM 6:45 6:56 7:33 8:11 8:17 8:34 PM
PM 7:21 7:32 8:12 8:47 8:53 9:10 PM
Printable Newburgh–Beacon Ferry: Winter Contingency Bus Schedule

Download the Newburgh–Beacon Ferry: Winter Contingency Bus Schedule to print.

If weather conditions prevent the ferries from operating, we offer substitute bus service. 

About This Special Winter Contingency Bus Schedule

This schedule will be used when icing conditions on the river make the ferry inoperable.

Customers will be notified in advance when this schedule will be used. The ferry’s crew will make announcements and distribute notices.

Information on ferry service will also be available at www.mta.info, from our Customer Information Center at 511, and on local television and radio stations.

Metro-North and New York Waterway will activate normal ferry service as soon as river conditions allow.

Emergency Alternative Service

In the unlikely event that the ferry cannot operate, customers are advised to:

  • Listen to your local radio station
  • Check our website, www.mta.info
  • Listen for train announcements
  • Call 511

If the emergency is in the morning,

  • Use Newburgh Dock as you normally would. Express buses will take you from there directly to Beacon Station to connect to the train.

If the emergency is in the evening,

  • Use Beacon Station where buses or other substitute trans­port­a­tion will be provided at the station’s bus area.
Fares between Newburgh and Grand Central Terminal

Monthly UniTicket: $489.00
Purchased with Metro-North monthly rail ticket only.
Can only be purchased at ticket vending machines or ticket offices.

  • Combination bus/rail monthly
  • Unlimited travel on bus/rail
  • Good seven days per week

Weekly UniTicket: $159.00
Purchased with Metro-North weekly rail ticket only.
Can only be purchased at ticket vending machines or ticket offices.

  • Combination bus/rail weekly
  • Unlimited travel on bus/rail
  • Good Saturday through Friday

Ferry Fares:

  • $1.75 One-way Peak
  • $1.00** Seniors/Disabled (65 or older)
  • $1.00 Child (6-11)
  • $17.50 Ten Trip

Rail Fares:

  • $23.00 One-way Peak
  • $17.50 One-way Off-peak
  • $11.50** Senior/Disabled (65 or older)
  • $1.00*** One-way Child (ages 5-11)
  • $475.00 Monthly Commutation
  • $152.00 Weekly Commutation
  • $230.00 Ten Trip Peak.
  • $148.75 Ten Trip Off‑peak

** Senior Citizen (65 or older), Medicare, or Person with Disability Identification required for discounted fare. Restrictions apply.

  • Senior Citizen Identification: Driver’s license, or (for senior bus fare) Sweet HART ID.  
  • Person with Disability Identification:
  • Disabled identification card issued by MTA, Connecticut, or New York City.
  • Medicare ID card

*** Family fare. Up to four children, ages 5-11, for each fare paying adult. (The fifth child and all other children pay Child Fare. $8.75 Peak/ $6.75 Off-Peak)

Fares effective April 21, 2019. Subject to change. Please purchase tickets before boarding. On‑board rail fares are higher.


PLEASE NOTE: Discounted one-way peak train and ferry fares. Valid for use on all trains, except on weekday trains arriving Grand Central Terminal between 5:00 am and 10:00 am.

Free Parking and Directions

Parking Lot attended Monday – Friday

5:30 am – 8:15 am and 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The ferry landing is at the south end of the Newburgh Waterfront at the ends of Washington and Front Streets.

From the North:
Take 9W south to North Plank Rd. (just south of I-84). Left on North Plank Rd. (North Plank Rd. becomes Leroy Place; then it becomes Water St.) Take Water St. to Second St. Left on Second St. to the end (Front St.). Right onto Front St. into the ferry parking lot.

From the West:
Take I-84 to Exit 10. Get on Route 9W South. (See directions above, “From the North.”)

From the South:
(From New Windsor and Vails Gate)
Take CR 94 northeast, then bear right onto Blooming Grove Turnpike, north. Continue north on Blooming Grove Turnpike, which becomes River Rd. and then becomes South Water St. Take South Water St. to Washington St. Right on Washington St. Go over RR crossing. Ferry parking lot is on your left.

(From Cornwall area)
Take Rt. 9W north. Just past Windsor Motel, bear right onto Old Rt. 9W. Go approximately a half mile. Bear right at next intersection onto River Rd. River Rd. then becomes South Water St. Take South Water St. to Washington St. Right on Washington St. Go over RR crossing. Ferry parking lot is on your left.

Holiday Schedules


Saturdays & Sundays:  No Service


Presidents Day


No Service



Contact Information

MTA Police212-878-1001

Police Emergency Only: (888) MTA-911PD or 888-682-9117

MTA Metro-North Railroad: 511 
Schedules, fares, and Senior Citizen/Disabled accessibility 

Deaf/Hard of Hearing – Use the free relay service 711 or your preferred relay service provider to reach 511

Tickets and Fares brochure available at all ticket offices, Grand Central Terminal, and online at www.mta.info.

Metro-North Complaints, Compliments, and Feedback

New York Waterway 

Information (800) 53‑FERRY / 800-533-3779

Offices – Weehawken, NJ 201-902‑8700 8 am – 5 pm

Complaints, Compliments, and Feedback

Visit us at www.mta.info

Social Medial 
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Call: 511

By Mail:
Department of Employee Relations & Diversity
420 Lexington Ave., 12th Floor,
New York, NY 10170

Complaints may also be directed to:
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Transit Administration,
Office of Civil Rights,
Attention: Complaint Team,
East Building 5th Floor—TCR,1200 New Jersey Ave. SE,
Washington, DC 20590

Commitments & Responsibilities

MTA Metro-North Railroad is committed to providing non-discriminatory service to ensure that no person is ex­clud­ed from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or sub­ject­ed to discrimination in the receipt of its ser­vices on the basis of race, color, national origin or in­come as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Responsibility: Metro-North Railroad cannot assume responsibility for inconven­ience, expense or damage resulting from errors in timetables, delayed trains, failure to make connections, or for changes in or shortage of equipment. The schedules, equipment, and fares in this timetable are subject to change without notice.

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