A local travel guide to Hudson, NY. Here is all you need to know about getting to, from, and around the most exciting city out of New York City 

 

By Train

 

Amtrak's Northeast Regional trains provide service to and from Hudson daily. Travel time from Penn Station, New York City is two hours; from Boston, three hours; and from Albany, 25 minutes. The handsome Hudson Amtrak station is located on South Front Street. 

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By Car

 

From New York City:

If going on the Taconic Parkway , take the Ancram/Hudson exit to Route 82. Take Rte. 82 north/west to Rte. 9 (2nd traffic light). Follow Rte. 9 North into the City of Hudson. At the first light in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street.

If going on the New York State Thruway, take exit 21 to Rte. 23. Cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Take left on Rte. 9G. Follow 3 miles into the City of Hudson. Take right on Warren Street.

 

From Albany: 

Follow Rte. 9 South through Kinderhook to Hudson, about 25 miles. Follow Rte. 9 into the City of Hudson. Take a right onto Warren Street.

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Take the New York State Thruway, Exit 21, to Rte. 23. Cross the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Take left on Rte. 9G. Follow 3 miles into the City of Hudson. Take a right onto Warren Street.

 

From Massachusetts:

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) onto the Berkshire Spur of the New York State Thruway (also Interstate 90). Continue west to the exit for the Taconic State Parkway. Take the Taconic State Parkway south to Columbia County Exit at Rte. 82 Ancram/Hudson. Take left from exit (Rte. 82) to 2nd traffic light to Rte. 9. Follow Rte. 9 North into the City of Hudson. At the first light in Hudson; or, 

Take the Taconic State Parkway south to the Columbia County exit for Route 217, Philmont. Drive through Philmont on Route 217 to Claverack and Route 23. On the western side of Claverack follow signs for Route 23B into the City of Hudson. At the first light in Hudson, take a left on Warren Street.

 

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Car Rental

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is located at 70 Green Street, Hudson, New York.  Reservations can be made in advance by telephone (518) 828-5492, or online at http://www.enterprise.com/.

 

Limousine Services & Local Taxi Cabs 

Buzz Taxi (518) 828-0504

Columbia Transport  (518) 822-1010 or 877-900-8294

Howards Taxi (518) 828-7673

Hudson City Taxi (518) 822-8880

McManns Transportation (518) 610-0071 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

Pronto Taxi (518) 822-9500

Rick's Taxi (518) 828-3355

Riverview Taxi (518) 828-4040

Royal Chariot Car Service (845) 758-5050  (Limousine service - town cars, SUVs, passenger vans)

Warren Taxi (518) 828-3355

 

Parking Rules

On Saturdays and Sundays, parking in Hudson’s municipal lots is free, with the exception of the lot across from the Amtrak station (which is $3.00 a day). On-street, metered parking is enforced Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm, except for federal holidays. Parking meters are $0.25 per hour. Most meters will take only quarters. Parking tickets are $6. City Parking Lots are $0.25 per hour/free on weekends. Front Street parking Lot is $3 for 24 hours (located opposite Hudson Amtrak station). 

If you plan to stay overnight, please keep in mind the city enforces an alternate side of the street parking rule. Cars must be moved to the odd side of the street when the next morning’s date is an odd number. Conversely, if the next day is an even-numbered date, cars should be parked on the even side of the street by midnight. Ask your host for more information and look for signs that alter directions on some Hudson streets.

 

By Plane

The nearest airport to Hudson, New York is Albany International Airport.  Alternatively, all New York City airports are approximately two hours or so from Hudson.

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Store Hours

Many antique stores and some restaurants are closed Tuesday and/or Wednesday. We recommend you call ahead to confirm that a given business will be open on the day you plan to be here. 

 

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Travel stories 

Hip Hudson, International Traveller Magazine  (Jan/Feb 2015)

Chow Down in Hudson, New York magazine (January 9, 2015)

The Hudson Valley's Celebrity Anti-Scene, The New York Observer (October 8, 2013)

An Upriver Current, The New York Times (August 14, 2013)

Best Trips 2013, National Geographic

Word of Mouth: Hudson Valley, NY, Cool Hunting (August 2013) 

Road Trip: Hudson Valley, New York, National Geographic magazine

Exploring Hudson, New York, Travel + Leisure magazine

Hudson River Valley Draws Brooklynites, The New York Times (August 5, 2011) 

Escape to New York's Hudson Valley, Travel + Leisure magazine (October 2010) 

The Weekend Escape Plan, New York magazine (June 2010)

 

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