How to get to the ashram
The Prabhuji Ashram is about a 2-1/2-hour drive north of New York City, but can take longer if traffic is heavy. The ashram is roughly 3 hours west of Boston, 3-1/2 hours north of Philadelphia, 4 hours south of Montreal, and 7 hours southeast of Toronto.
By bus, the trip is around 3 hours from NYC. The nearest airport is in Albany, about a 1-hour drive north of the ashram. Want to take the scenic train from Montreal or Toronto? We are only 17 miles west of the Amtrak train station in Hudson, NY.
Please be aware that Google Map is not accurate in this region and that some GPS directions can also be problematic due to the rural geography.
From NYC: Exit the city and go north on State Thruway 87 (toll) for about 70 miles, depending on your starting location. Take Exit 20 toward Saugerties. Go through the toll then turn left at the light onto Highway 32/212. Turn right onto Highway 32 North and drive for 11 miles, veering right at the flashing amber light. Following signs to Round Top and turn left onto Heart’s Content Road. Drive for 4.6 miles. The ashram parking lot is on the left.
Trailways is the only bus that travels to Cairo, the nearest bus stop to the ashram. We will be happy to pick you up from the Cairo bus stop with a minimum 48 hours notice. Schedules are subject to change so make sure to check bus schedules before organizing your trip.
Book online or call: Trailways: https://webstore.trailways.com/ or 1 800 858 8555
Greyhound: https://www.greyhound.ca or 1 800 231 22221
From NYC: There are a number of ways to get here from NYC, but the simplest way is to get onto the NY State Thruway I87 north for about 70 miles (There are tolls). Take Exit 20 toward Saugerties. Go through the tollbooth then turn left at the traffic light onto Highway 32/212. Turn right before the next light onto Highway 32 North and drive for approximately 11 miles, veering right at the flashing amber light (Valero gas station/Big Belly Deli is on the left). Drive for approximately 4 miles until you see the Bailiwick Animal Park and Riding Sable sign on the left. About 500 feet down turn left onto Heart’s Content Road. Drive for 4.6 miles. The ashram is about 0.5 miles past the Round Top fire station (On the left). Turn left into the parking lot just before the Prabhuji Ashram sign. The driveway is a little hidden.
The nearest Amtrak train station is in Hudson, NY, a historic town 17 miles east of the ashram. Trains can be booked online at: http://www.amtrak.com/home. Book early for the best prices. Cars can be rented from Enterprise Rent-a-car (tel. 518 828 5492), which is operated by very friendly people who conveniently offer to pick up train passengers from the station.
From NYC – Take Amtrak’s Adirondack line to Hudson, NY. There are multiple trains daily.
From Boston – There are multiple Amtrak trains daily between Boston and Hudson, NY.
From Montreal, QC – Amtrak’s Adirondack line travels from Montreal to Hudson, NY, once daily.
From Toronto, ON – Amtrak’s Maple Leaf line goes from Toronto to Hudson, NY, once daily.
The Albany International Airport (ALB) is the nearest airport to the ashram. Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National/Amamo car rental agencies are available there. Visit here (http://www.albanyairport.com/FileUpload/files/Bus_Schedule_09_07_2011.pdf) for the bus schedule leaving the airport.