What’s the Best Way to Get From New York to the Poconos?

New York City is one of the most iconic cities in the United States. The Big Apple certainly has a lot to offer! However, permanent residents sometimes need a break from the bright lights and bustling streets. Even if you don’t live in the city, everyone needs a break from everyday life from time to time! If you’re looking for a getaway from the city that’s close to home, consider a trip from New York to the Poconos. The Pocono Mountains are nestled right in your own backyard no matter what area of New York State you live in! Discover the best ways to get here, what to do, and where to stay below. 

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The Ultimate Getaway From New York to the Poconos 

Would You Rather: Bus Trip or Road Trip? 

It’s 107 miles of the open road from New York to the Poconos. That translates to about a two-hour drive by car. However, NYC residents might fare better taking the bus from New York to Mount Pocono. 

Many Big Apple residents don’t own cars, so public transportation is the only option. Luckily, there are bus lines that travel from NYC to Mount Pocono in just a matter of hours! We recommend Martx Trailways. This bus company has departures from Port Authority and several Wall Street bus stations that head to Mount Pocono on a daily basis. It takes about two hours to get from the Port Authority bus station to your final destination! Ticket prices are relatively inexpensive, so it’s a perfect, budget-friendly getaway.

Or, opt to drive! Some NYC residents and those coming from slightly outside of the city are more likely to have cars and road trip from NYC to the Poconos. Simply gas up, put on your favorite binge-worthy podcast, and enjoy the sights along Interstate 80 West for about two hours. 

Things to Do in Mount Pocono

The Poconos are a great escape from city life! Here, you can relax in ways that you can’t in the city. Here are some of our favorite things to do in the area: 

Stay at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi 

Consider a stay Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi when you travel from New York to the Poconos! Our lodge boasts authentic mountain living with premium amenities. Mountaintop Lodge offers much more than just a room to sleep in at the end of the day. Our lodge has on-site amenities like lounge areas, a dining room, a coffee & pastry shop, as well as club amenities like a pool, fitness center, beaches, and more!  

Mountaintop Lodge’s On the Mountain Room has everything you need for a getaway from the city. Enjoy the comfort of a queen-size sleigh bed, luxury linens, a large private bathroom, drawer storage for your clothes, and several windows with great views!

Check our availability and start planning your trip to the Poconos today! 

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