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Transit - Intro


Ready to save time, money and stress on your commute? Trains, subways, buses and ferries are effective and efficient ways to commute. Public transportation helps improve mobility and reduce traffic congestion on streets while saving you money on tolls, parking fees, gas expenses and vehicle wear and tear. Plus, you can catch up on work, read a book or simply sit back and relax while someone else drives.

511NY Rideshare can help you get to your destination by providing customized door-to-door itineraries, complete with transfer times, transit maps and schedules. Whether you're looking for an alternate route to work, starting a new job at a new location or trying public transit for the first time, we can help! For personalized assistance, call 511 and say "Rideshare." Out-of-state travelers can call 888-GO511NY (888-465-1169), select a region (Hudson Valley/Catskills, Long Island, New York City Metro) and then say "Rideshare."


  • Visit 511NY.org or call the transit operator before your trip to learn about possible service or weather delays.
  • Purchase tickets or fares early, where available, to reserve your seat.
  • Use headphones for any portable media devices.
  • Convenient 
  • Low cost
  • Easy to use
  • Consistent schedules and service
  • Possible eligibility for pretax benefits
  • Options available to fit most travel schedules

Railroads and Subways

(800) USA-RAIL or (800) 872-7245

MTA Long Island Rail Road
Call 511, Say "Long Island Rail Road"

MTA Metro-North Railroad
Call 511, Say "Metro-North Railroad"
(From Connecticut 877-690-5114)

MTA New York City Subways
Call 511, Say "Subways and Buses"
Service Status: Call 511, Say "Subways and Buses", then Say "Service Status"

800 234-PATH (7284)


Adirondack Pine Hill New York Trailways
(800) 776-7548

City of Long Beach Transit
(516) 431-4445

City of Poughkeepsie Transit
(845) 451-4118

Clarkstown Mini Trans
(845) 623-0667

Coach USA Rockland
(201) 263-1254

Coach USA ShortLine
(800) 631-8405

Dutchess County LOOP Bus System
(845) 485-4690

Greyhound Bus
(800) 231-2222

HART (Huntington Area Rapid Transit)
(631) 427-8822
(631) 427-8287

Housatonic Area Regional Transit (HARTransit)
(203) 744-4070

I-Bus Express
1-888-BUS-RIDE (287-7433)

Kingston Citibus
(845) 331-3725

Leprechaun Lines
(800) MAGIC17

Middletown Transit
(845) 343-4702

Monroe Bus
(845) 782-9505

Monsey Trails
(845) 510-5100

MTA New York City Buses
Call 511, Say "Subways and Buses"
Service Status: Call 511, Say "Subways and Buses", then Say "Service Status"

Nassau Inter County-Express (NICE)
(516) 228-4000

Newburgh Beacon Bus
(845) 565-7900

New Jersey Transit Bus
Operator Assistance: (973) 275-5555
Automated Information: (800) 772-2287

Orange County Public Transportation (Transit Orange)
(845) 615-3850

Orange Westchester Link
(800) 631-8405

Peter Pan Bus Lines
(800) 343-9999

Putnam County Transit
(845) 878-7433

Rockland County Department of Transportation
(Transport of Rockland, Tappan ZEExpress)
(845) 364-3333

SCAT (Suffolk County Accessible Transportation)
(631) 852-5200

Spring Valley Jitney
(845) 352-1100

Suffolk County Transit (SCT) and The Suffolk Clipper
(631) 852-5200

Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT)
(845) 340-3333

Village of Kiryas Joel
(845) 783-8300

Warwick Transit
(845) 986-4174

Westchester Bee-Line
(914) 813-7777


Fire Island Ferry Services
Fire Island Ferries
(631) 665-3600

Long Island-Connecticut Ferry Services
Cross Sound Ferry Services
(Orient Point, NY, to New London, CT)
(631) 323-2525

New York City Ferry Services
NY Waterway Ferry
(800) 53-FERRY or (800) 533-3779

Port Jefferson/Bridgeport Ferry
(631) 473-0286

Shelter Island Ferry Services
North Ferry Company
(631) 749-0139

Staten Island Ferry
(718) 727-2508

Viking Fleet Ferry
Montauk to Block Island, Newport, RI, New London and Mystic, CT
(631) 668-5700

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