The Hudson Rail Link is a weekday shuttle bus service that runs between the Spuyten Duvyil and Riverdale Metro-North stations and nearby communities from about 5:30 a.m. to midnight. There is no service on Saturday or Sunday.  Buses are timed to connect with Metro-North trains to and from Grand Central.

Some stops are only served during rush hours. Download the full schedules to view detailed stop locations and departure times.

Spuyten Duyvil

Buses connect stops along Henry Hudson Parkway and Riverdale Avenue with the Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North station.


Buses connect stops along Broadway and Riverdale Avenue with the Riverdale Metro-North station.


Bus and rail fares

Adult and reduced fares on the Hudson Rail Link are the same as on MTA buses: $2.90, or $1.45 for reduced-fare riders. You can use OMNY, MetroCards (including unlimited MetroCards), and coins on board buses. If you tap to pay with OMNY or use a MetroCard, you will receive a free transfer to or from subways and other local bus routes within two hours of paying your fare. If you use OMNY, you can also earn free rides with our weekly fare cap.

Children under 5 ride free, and those ages 5-11 pay 75 cents. Student MetroCards are not accepted.

For travel between Spuyten Duyvil or Riverdale and Grand Central, a CityTicket costs $7 on peak trains and $5 on off-peak trains. A monthly rail ticket costs $199.75.


Hudson Rail Link passes are available as add-ons to weekly and monthly Metro-North tickets for $12.50 and $41.75 respectively. A combined bus and rail ticket to Grand Central is $241.50 monthly or $83.50 weekly.

These combined UniTickets are only sold at ticket machines and ticket offices. They are not available on the TrainTime app. They are not valid for transfers to the subway or other bus routes.

If you also regularly ride subways and buses, purchasing a monthly or weekly rail ticket and an Unlimited MetroCard may be a better value than a UniTicket.

Holiday service

Hudson Rail Link buses will not run on:

  • New Year's Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Day After Thanksgiving, Hudson Rail Link buses will run on special schedules. Metro-North trains will run on a Saturday schedule, with additional trains during the morning and evening rush hours.

Get help

  • Report an emergency: Call 911 or tell an MTA employee.
  • Report a problem: Call 511 (say "Metro-North Railroad") or use our Customer Feedback form. Or, see more ways to contact us.
    • For the Hudson Rail Link office and lost and found, call 718-346-9696.