West Point is on the west bank of the Hudson River, only 40 miles north of New York City. Travelling here from New York City takes about an hour and a half by car, train or bus.
Driving FROM NEW YORK CITY: Go north to the George Washington Bridge/I-95 South. Cross the bridge via the upper deck, and stay in the right lane and exit right on to the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Take the Palisades Interstate Parkway north approximately 37 miles until it ends at the Bear Mountain Bridge traffic circle. Proceed 3/4 of the way around the circle, following signs for West Point and Route 9W North. Stay on Route 9W for approx. 3 miles, then right exit onto Route 218 North toward the Village of Highland Falls. Go straight for 2 miles, through Highland Falls, past the West Point Visitors' Center to the Thayer Gate of West Point.
FROM SOUTH/NEW JERSEY: Travel north on the NJ Turnpike/I-95, to exit 73 toward RT-67/Fort Lee--just before the George Washington Bridge. Stay left and take your first left at Lemoine Ave. Continue straight for ½ mile then bear right onto the Palisades Interstate Pkwy North. SEE DIRECTIONS FROM PALISADES INTERSTATE PARKWAY ABOVE.
FROM THE WEST: Travel east on I-80 through New Jersey and take exit 43 to merge onto Interstate 287 northbound toward Mahwah. After entering New York, take the exit onto the New York State Thruway South toward the Tappan Zee Bridge. Take exit 13N for the Palisades Parkway North toward Bear Mountain. SEE DIRECTIONS FROM PALISADES INTERSTATE PARKWAY ABOVE.
FROM EAST/NEW ENGLAND VIA I-95:Travel southwest on I-95 into New York. Take exit 21 to merge onto Interstate 287 W toward White Plains and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Continue on I-287 W, then take exit 13N for Palisades Parkway North toward Bear Mountain. SEE DIRECTIONS FROM PALISADES INTERSTATE PARKWAY ABOVE.