Public Transportation and Free Public Parking 

Beacon Free Loop

The Beacon Free Loop bus route provides easy access to locals and visitors who want to travel from the Beacon train station and Dia:Beacon up to Main Street or get a lift to the Mount Beacon trailhead for a hike.

If you want to ride the bus just flag it down anywhere you see it and hop on. It’s a great way to get around town.

Ride the Beacon Free Loop for free Monday through Saturday all day (6:00a – 9:00p), from the Beacon Metro-North Station and Dia:Beacon, up to Main Street and to Mount Beacon, for FREE. Go to for more information.


Free Parking in Beacon

Our friends at Beacon's online newspaper, A Little Beacon Blog, have compiled a Free Parking Lot Guide that shows you pictures and cross-streets of where you will find easy-to-access parking lots throughout the city. Please click here to access that Free Parking Lot Guide.

Free Municipal Parking Map from The City of Beacon.

Free Municipal Parking Map from The City of Beacon.

Transit & Buses In Beacon

Dutchess County has a bus that meets northbound trains at the Beacon Train Station.  The bus stops at Dia:Beacon, then it proceeds along Main Street and then to the trailheads at Mount Beacon.  It repeats this route every 20 minutes or so.  Currently the fare for each ride is $1.75 but Dutchess County will be enabling an all-day ticket within the next few months.  This service is for Mondays – Saturdays.  On Sundays the Cold Spring Trolley travels to Beacon providing local Main Street shuttle service and connecting service between Beacon and Cold Spring.