The closest international airports to Wassaic are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark International Airport (EWR).

From JFK

via Subway

Take the Airtrain to Jamaica Station. Take the E train going toward World Trade Center to Lexington Av/53 St. Take the 6 train going toward Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall to Grand Central – 42 St. This will put you in Grand Central. Depending on when you arrive, this will take 1-1.5 hours.

via Taxi

It’s a 30-50 minute ride depending on traffic and will cost about $45. You can also use Lyft or Uber.

From LaGuardia

Unfortunately, the public transportation from LaGuardia is not great. You can take the Q70 bus to the 7 train to Grand Central which is about 50-60 minutes. We recommend a taxi, as it is much closer to Manhattan (20-30 minutes) so the fare is cheaper, about $30. You can also use Lyft or Uber, but be sure to follow the signs to get to the correct location via bus.

From Newark

via Taxi

Depending on the time of day, it can take between 35-75 minutes to drive from Newark to Grand Central. The fare is usually around $80. You can also use Lyft or Uber.

via Train

The public transportation to Newark is also not great and can get complicated. Take the Airtrain to the Newark Liberty International Airport Station, then take NJ Transit to Penn Station. Take the S (or Shuttle train) from Penn Station to Grand Central Station. This could take between 1.5 – 2 hours.

From Grand Central to Wassaic

You will need to take the Harlem Line on the Metro-North Railroad to Wassaic (the last stop). You can easily purchase a ticket at the station or pay on the train in cash to the conductor. The train runs about every two hours on weekends. At the moment, the MTA has not posted spring schedules, but we do not anticipate them changing much from the times below. We also recommend a 20 minute buffer on either end as there is sometimes unexpected construction.

Here is the PDF of MetroNorth Harlem Line schedulePlease note that not all trains run to Wassaic! Be sure to purchase a ticket that goes all the way there. Travel time is about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

//Sunday schedule
Note: Some times require you to change trains
7:10 am – 9:52 am
9:10 am – 11:52 am
11:10 am – 1:49 pm
1:10 pm – 3:49 pm
3:10 pm – 5:49 pm
5:10 pm – 7:49 pm
7:10 pm – 9:49 pm
9:10 pm – 11:49 pm

//Sunday schedule
Note: Some times require you to change trains
8:15 am – 10:46 am
10:15 am – 12:46 pm
12:16 pm – 2:47 pm
2:15 pm – 4:47 pm
4:15 pm – 6:46 pm
6:15 pm – 8:46 pm
8:15 pm – 10:46 pm

From the Wassaic station to the Wassaic project

Based on everyone’s travel schedules, we will pick everyone up in groups from the train station. It’s about a 5 minutes drive from the Wassaic Project.


If you are driving use this address in Google Maps: 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic, NY 12592. It’s about a 2 hour drive from the city via Route 22.


If you are planning to stay in NYC before or after, below are a few recommendations for accommodations:

  • Pod Hotels (Murray Hill, Midtown, and Times Square in Manhattan; Williamsburg, BK) for 112-160 per night for 1-2 people
  • The Bowery House (NoLita, near East Village) for $60-100 per night for one person. This is more of a hostel.
  • Arlo Hotels are more boutique-y and a bit more expensive ($260-300 per night).
  • The Ace Hotel in Chelsea is another fun, hipster-y option that is also a bit more expensive ($230 for a bunk bed to $315 for a medium room).
  • AirBnB or VRBO are great options, especially if you want to stay together or meet locals.