Metro North Railroad’s Hudson Line has hourly trains that run between Grand Central Terminal and Poughkeepsie, NY stopping right in Beacon.
For train schedule information, visit Metro North’s website or call 212.532.4900 or 800.METRO.INFO.
For train travel from north of Poughkeepsie, take an Amtrak train to Poughkeepsie and transfer to a Metro-North train. Beacon is the second stop.
For information about the “One-Day Getaways” discounted rail and admissions package for Dia:Beacon, visit Metro-North’s Getaways page, or call the numbers listed above.
By Car from NYC
Take Upper Level of George Washington Bridge New Jersey bound. 1st right off Bridge to Palisades Parkway North to the end. At rotary, take 6 East/202 across Bear Mountain Bridge. 1st left onto Route 9D North 16.5 miles to Beacon. At the fourth traffic light in Beacon (just past Beacon City Hall), turn right onto Main Street.
By Car from points South and West
Take I-87 North to Exit 17, I-84. Follow local signs to I-84 East across the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. 1st exit, turn right onto Route 9D South. Turn left at the third traffic light onto Main Street.
By Car from points East
Take I-84 West to Exit 11, Route 9D. Turn left onto Route 9D South. At the third traffic light after the bridge turn left onto Main Street.
Connections: The ferry will operate Monday through Friday. The boat ride takes about 10 minutes. The ferry will leave Newburgh about 15-17 minutes before trains are scheduled to depart from Beacon. It will leave Beacon about five minutes after trains arrive from Grand Central Terminal.
Boat: The 65-foot-long West New York can carry 149 passengers at speeds up to 10 knots. It has a heated cabin, covered seating and an open upper deck as well as a strengthened hull and closed cooling system to counter river ice.
Parking: Free parking is available for 250 cars at the Newburgh waterfront. The lot is located just north of Gully’s restaurant.
Photo Credits Jennifer König