Parking at Metro-North train stations is a challenge. You’ve heard of the multi-year waitlists. It’s true, Metro-North train station parking is a problem for both Westchester County and Fairfield County. Here is our Insider’s Guide to Parking at the Greenwich Metro-North Train Station.
Greenwich Metro-North Train stations
Greenwich residents are lucky because there are four Metro-North train stations in Greenwich. The four stations are Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich. However, only one station has express trains to Grand Central and that is the Greenwich station. Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich are all local stops.
How Long Does it take to get to Grand Central Terminal?
- Greenwich to Grand Central Terminal is approximately 42 minutes
- Cos Cob to Grand Central Terminal is approximately 51 minutes
- Riverside to Grand Central Terminal is approximately 52 minutes
- Old Greenwich to Grand Central Terminal is approximately 54 minutes
Annual Parking Permits
Like most Metro-North stations, parking at the Greenwich Metro North train station is a challenge. There are usually multi-year waitlist for parking permits. Greenwich is no different from the other Metro-North stations. Of all four Greenwich stations, Cos Cob Metro-North train station has the shortest waitlist for parking permits while Greenwich Metro-North train station has the longest wait.
Greenwich Metro-North Train Station
Most people prefer to take the train to NYC from the Greenwich Metro-North station. It is the most desirable station because you can catch express trains to New York City. So it’s no surprise that the Greenwich Metro-North train station has the longest wait for parking permits. There are outdoor and indoor parking lots at the Greenwich station. The parking permit waitlist is 5 years for the outdoor parking lot and 10 years for the covered parking lot.
Cos Cob Metro-North Train Station
The Cos Cob Metro-North station parking permit has the shortest waitlist. Cos Cob Metro-North station parking permit has a 1 year waitlist. The good news is we’ve heard of residents getting their parking permit in a matter of months so there is a chance you can get your parking permit in less than a year.
Riverside Metro-North Train Station
Riverside Metro-North train station parking permit waitlist is also long with an estimated 3-5 years waitlist. The good thing about Riverside is that it is a walkable neighborhood. Depending on where you live, you may be able to walk to the train station.
Old Greenwich Metro-North Train Station
Old Greenwich Metro-North train station parking permit waitlist also has an estimated 3-5 years waitlist. Like Riverside, Old Greenwich is also a walkable neighborhood and many Old Greenwich residents walk to the train station.
How to be added to the waitlist
You should contact the Town of Greenwich Department of Parking Services. You can add your name to the waitlist here or call 203-618-3060.
Greenwich Metro-North Train Station Annual Parking Permits Renewal
Parking permits are issued on an annual basis. You must renew your parking permit annually. Here is a link to renew your parking permit or you can also renew by mail or in person with the Town of Greenwich Department of Parking Services.
Luckily, you have the option to park your car in the daily parking spaces. Many residents take advantage of this and they park in the daily parking spaces.
Daily parking is available at all four stations for $5.00 per day. Simply park your car in a daily parking space and you will get a ticket for $5.00. Please make sure you park in the daily parking spot and not the permit parking spot. If by mistake, you park at a permit parking spot without a permit, you will receive a $55.00 ticket.
Greenwich Metro-North Train Station Weekend Parking
Parking is free on holidays and weekends in all Metro-North train station parking lots. However, this excludes the Horseneck, Island Beach, Soundview, and Greenwich Plaza lots (see Greenwich Parking Station Map)
Greenwich Metro-North Train Station Parking Maps
Below are links to the train station parking maps for Greenwich, Cos Cob, Riverside and Old Greenwich train stations. You will get a better idea of where the permit parking lots are and where the daily lots are located.
Train Frequency Matters. Find out which Greenwich station has the most trains to NYC. Check out our article: Which Fairfield County Metro-North station have the most trains to NYC?
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