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 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 located in Newburgh, thirty minutes to the south.
 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.
 Get around
Walk or drive.
Several other restaurants on lower Main Street.
Cozy beds and breakfasts. Youth hostel next to bus station on Main street.
 Get out
Several bars on lower Main street with students and bohemians.