Blue Cliff is located about two hours from New York City, two hours from Hartford, three hours from Philadelphia, and four hours from Boston. If using GPS, please note that “Mindfulness Road” is often listed as “Hotel Road.”
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Blue Cliff can easily be reached from the Middletown, NY train station (served by New Jersey Transit: 973-275-5555). A 25-minute taxi ride brings you to the monastery. See below for taxi information. From Penn Station in New York City, locate the New Jersey Transit terminal (not Amtrak) and take the Port Jervis Line. The train will stop at Secaucus Junction (SEC) where you must transfer to the train traveling to Middletown, NY. At Secaucus Junction, be prepared to use your ticket again to enter the station. This is a large station and you will travel a distance to the track for your second train.
Blue Cliff can easily be reached from the Middletown, NY bus station (served by Short Line Bus Company). A 25-minute taxi ride brings you to the monastery. See below for taxi information.
All NYC-area airports are within a two hour drive of the Monastery. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) has an easy connection to New Jersey Transit train service. (See "By Train" above.) Stewart International (SWF) in Newburgh, NY is the closest airport to Blue Cliff (about 40 minutes by car). Please use the website of your arrival airport to get the most up-to-date and accurate information about ground transportation.
Nearby Taxi Services
Taxi fare to our center from the train or bus station in Middletown or from Stewart Airport in Newburgh is approximately $40. See B&D's rates below. Please call the taxi one day ahead of time.
B&D Taxi: 845-778-7143, B&D charges $25 from Middletown Train Station and $30 from Middletown Bus Station and Stewart Airport
Catskill Cab: 845-888-0535
Checker Cab: 845-343-3333
Middletown Taxi: 845-343-5555
Syndicate Taxi: 845-343-1181