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Mahopac-Croton Falls Shuttle

Updated Apr 7, 2024

The Mahopac-Croton Falls Shuttle is a weekday rush-hour bus service operated by Putnam Transit between the Croton Falls Metro-North station, Mahopac, and Lake Mahopac. There is no service on Saturday or Sunday.  Buses are timed to connect with Metro-North trains to and from Grand Central.

Download the full schedule to view detailed stop locations and departure times.


Bus and rail fares

The adult one-way bus fare is $2, payable in exact change to the bus operator. Seniors (65 or older), people with disabilities, and Medicare recipients pay $1 if they show appropriate ID.

For travel between Croton Falls and Grand Central, a one-way ticket costs $20.75 on peak trains and $15.25 on off-peak trains. A monthly rail-only ticket costs $407.75.


Shuttle passes are available as add-ons to weekly and monthly Metro-North tickets for $7 and $20 respectively. They cannot be bought separately from a rail ticket. A combined bus and rail ticket to Grand Central is $427.75 monthly or $152 weekly.

These combined UniTickets are only sold at ticket machines and ticket offices. They are not available on the TrainTime app.

Holiday service

The Mahopac-Croton Falls Shuttle will not run on:

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

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, and the day after Thanksgiving, the shuttle will run on a special schedule. Metro-North trains will run on a Saturday schedule, with additional trains during the morning and evening rush hours.

Guaranteed Ride Home program

If you have a monthly Mahopac-Croton Falls Shuttle UniTicket, you can get up to two free taxi rides per month from Croton Falls Station to your car or home when the shuttle is not scheduled to meet a train. This program is only available for riders starting their journey in Manhattan on select weekday trains. It is not available on weekends or when there is a delay or disruption in train or bus service.

To use Guaranteed Ride Home:

  1. Go to the ticket office at Grand Central or Harlem‑125 St and show your monthly UniTicket to the agent. Your ticket must not be laminated or otherwise encased. The agent will stamp your ticket and give you a taxi voucher.
  2. Call Manny's Taxi & Limousine at 845-279-1398.
  3. Take one of these trains to Croton Falls Station.
  4. Give your voucher to the taxi driver. It must be used the day you received it.
  5. The taxi will take you anywhere within 15 miles of Croton Falls Station.

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