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There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Rockland County by bus, train, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  1h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Hillcrest - Eckerson/Hwy 45 Route 45 Northbound

$8 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus via Westchester County Center  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Madison Ave @ 84Th St to Central Ave @ Harding Ave BxM4C / ...
  2. Take the bus from Westchester County Center to Spring Valley - Train Station H03 / ...

$5 - $13

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level Montclair-Boonton Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Spring Valley Pascack Valley Line

$8 - $18

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Rockland County 30.7 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Rockland County 30.7 miles

$3 - $5

Manhattan to Rockland County by bus

The bus journey time between Manhattan and Rockland County is around 1h 5m and covers a distance of around 32 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 5m. Operated by Rockland Coaches, the Manhattan to Rockland County bus service departs from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arrives in Hillcrest - Eckerson/Hwy 45. Typically 30 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 5m
Fastest bus time:
1h 5m
Buses per week:
30
Cheapest price:
$8
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
14:30
Last bus departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Rockland County bus schedules

Manhattan → Rockland County
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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rockland County is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rockland County is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rockland County is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Manhattan to Rockland County is to drive, which costs $3 - $5 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Rockland County is to taxi which costs $160 - $200 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Hillcrest - Eckerson/Hwy 45. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan station to Rockland County. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Spring Valley via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 57m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Rockland County is 26 miles. The road distance is 30.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Rockland County without a car is to bus which takes 1h 5m and costs $8 - $12.

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The bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Hillcrest - Eckerson/Hwy 45 takes 1h 5m including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Manhattan to Rockland County bus services, operated by Rockland Coaches, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Manhattan to Rockland County train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Rockland County is to bus which takes 1h 5m and costs $8 - $12. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $18 and takes 1h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Rockland County.
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  • Distance: 25.9 miles
  • Duration: 1h 5m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Rockland County, NY, USA?

Rockland Coaches operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Hillcrest - Eckerson/Hwy 45 4 times a day. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manhattan to Rockland County via Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 1h 57m.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Spring Valley
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Rockland Coaches
Phone
+1 (201) 263-1254
Email
Rockland@coahusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Hillcrest - Eckerson/Hwy 45
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Westchester County Bee-Line System
Phone
+1 914 995-2000
Website
transportation.westchestergov.com
Bus from Madison Ave @ 84Th St to Central Ave @ Harding Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transportation.westchestergov.com
All other routes
$3
BxM4C/Rte28 Westchester-Manhattan Express
$8
Hudson Link
Phone
+1 844-822-8920
Email
info.ridehudsonlink@transdev.com
Website
ridehudsonlink.com
Bus from Westchester County Center to Spring Valley - Train Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
ridehudsonlink.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Westchester County Center to Spring Valley Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Rockland County
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to Rockland County bus services, operated by Rockland Coaches, arrive at Hillcrest - Eckerson/Hwy 45 station.

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Manhattan to Rockland County train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Spring Valley station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Rockland County is 31 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Manhattan to Rockland County.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Rockland County. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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