Cheap Travel Deals From NYC By Bus and Train

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If a break from the city is looking pretty good right about now, but you don’t fancy doing all the research and reservations, train and bus services like Metro North and Coach USA have created great packaged getaways to make planning a quick car-free escape easy and affordable.

Consider booking one of these budget-friendly day trip and weekend getaway deals, which all include roundtrip transportation from NYC to the destination, be it the Hudson Valley or Washington D.C.

Beacon, NY

This Dia: Beacon package offers roundtrip rail tickets and discounted admission to the museum. Read our guide to Beacon for more ideas on things to do here.

Washington D.C.

This Washington, DC Getaway includes roundtrip rail tickets, two nights at the Courtyard by Marriott Embassy Row or Capital Hilton, and admission to the International Spy Museum.

Hyde Park, NY

The Hyde Park package includes roundtrip bus transportation, taxi services, and a discounted lunch at Hyde Park Brewing Company. Explore Vanderbilt Mansion and the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and be back in the city by 8pm.

Nyack, NY

Visit Hopper’s childhood home, where many of his lesser known, yet no less brilliant, works of art are displayed. Explore the quaint riverside town and enjoy a discounted lunch at Nyack Gourmet with purchase of this package, which includes roundtrip transportation and admission to the Edward Hopper House Art Center.


South Norwalk, CT

The Hilton Garden Inn Package is a great deal for a quick and budget-friendly family getaway. This special includes round-trip rail fare, deluxe overnight accommodations, tickets to the Maritime Aquarium, breakfast for four, and shuttle service at the train station. For more ideas on things to do in South Norwalk, read oM’s guide to SoNo.


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