New Paltz

Downtown New Paltz
Downtown New Paltz, from the opposite direction

New Paltz is a city in Ulster County, New York State.

Get in

By car

New Paltz is exit 18 on the New York State Thruway which is also designated as Interstate 87.

By bus

There is frequent bus service between The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and New Paltz with connections to many other villages and cities.

By plane

Stewart International Airport is the nearest major airport to New Paltz. It is in Newburgh, thirty minutes to the south (exit 17 on the NYS Thruway).

By train

The Wallkill Valley Rail Trail is on the bed of the Wallkill Valley Rail transport, the former main transportation link for New Paltz.

Rail Travel to New York City: Nearby Poughkeepsie is the end of the line for Metro-North Rail. Poughkeepsie is a 15-20 minute drive east of New Paltz. Taxis are available in Poughkeepsie to transport travelers to and from New Paltz. Riding on Metro-North out of the Poughkeepsie Station is clean, safe and reliable. Trains run from very early in the morning until late into the evening. Fares can run as low as $12.75 each way.

As of July 2008 there is a bus you can take that picks you up at the Poughkeepsie train station and stops in New Paltz . It is run by the Ulster County Area Transit . View the bus schedule here: Bus schedule (pdf format)

Get around

Walk or drive. There are also buses run by Ulster County Transit .


Skytop tower of Mohonk Mountain House from east, a view that dominates the town


Mohonk Mountain House, a resort hotel located on the Shawangunk Ridge


Several other restaurants on lower Main Street.



Cozy beds and breakfasts. Youth hostel next to bus station on Main street.


Go next

Routes through New Paltz

Albany Kingston  N  S  Newburgh New York City

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