New Jersey Transit Newark Reviews
Riding New Jersey Transit By Bus May 12, 2011
New Jersey Transit Bus - New Jersey Transit is the main public transportation agency in the State of New Jersey. There are several modes of transport and they include bus, rail and light rail.
BUS (Interstate) - From Port Authority Bus Terminal New York, NY to North Jersey
- Nearly all NJT buses bound for New Jersey leave from the Port Authority Bus Terminal located at 625 8th Avenue (at 42nd Street) New York, NY 10001.
- You can ask which 'gate' your bus departs at either the information desk when you walk in or on the south side, first floor, there is a customer service center where you can obtain tickets and get schedules.
- Tickets/Passes must be purchased before boarding at either the customer service desk or at vending machines located throughout the bus terminal.
- For service to Atlantic City via PABT, NJ Transit offers a round trip excursion fare for $39.00 via the 319 Bus. The advantage to this is that it allows travelers to visit the city and surrounding areas (Wildwood, Cape May) and return within ten days. The bus discharges at the Atlantic City Bus Terminal which is close to Caesars and Bally's.
BUS (Intrastate/Interstate) - Within Northern New Jersey and to the Port Authority/GW Bridge Bus Terminals
- Most local city buses, (anything thats not in the 100-199 series range) requires exact fare. Fares begin at $1.50, can be paid with dollar bills and coins and increase based on distance (i.e Zones). However most city buses are just one zone.
- Service to/from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Downtown Newark (Newark Penn Station, PATH) is available via the 62 Bus. Buses can be caught in the bus lane crossing, which is the second roadway outside of arrivals. A one zone fare as of 01/2011 is $1.50.
- Most full service buses (most interstate buses), cash is accepted (up to $20), if riding within NJ the fare begins at $1.50 for a one zone trip). If riding to New York the fares are slightly higher. It really helps to pay exact or close to exact fare as possible.
- A transfer costs $.70 and is available from the bus driver, is valid for 2 hours and allows you to transfer for the amount of zones you paid for originally. You may transfer to the Hudson Bergen Light Rail with your transfer ticket.
- Southern NJ and buses between New Jersey and Philadelphia have similar policies. Please refer to the website or telephone number for any additional information.
- Please see NJ Transit Bus Rider Guide, it is very informative and well presented:
- However, please be careful with NJ Transits Trip Planner or Google Directions, I have found them both to be less than useful.
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Riding New Jersey Transit By Train Mar 19, 2011
New Jersey Transit Train - New Jersey Transit is the main public transportation agency in the State of New Jersey. There are several modes of transport and they include bus, rail and light rail.
Traveling by train to and within New Jersey is a great option. New Jersey Transit trains travel to many places in the northern half of the state and provide some service to the southern half and parts of the Hudson Valley in New York State.
Most trains travel to New York's Pennsylvania Station (NY Penn Station) or can be accessed through the Frank R. Lautenberg Secaucus Junction station, (named after a still living U.S Senator) in Secaucus. Other trains originate out of Hoboken where New York City can be accessed through the PATH trains.
There are several lines, the line I am most familiar with is the North Jersey Coast Line.
Tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines available at nearly all stations.. On-board tickets can be purchased, but you have to pay an additional $5.
Tickets (except monthly passes) do not allow for bus transfers.
Tip/Caution: Newark's train station is also named Pennsylvania Station.. Traveling from points south you can transfer to the PATH train for service to New York, Jersey City and Bayonne (via NJT HBLR Light Rail), it will (can) be slightly cheaper than going to New York Penn Station.
Tip/Caution: If traveling to Newark International Airport (EWR) DO NOT get off at Newark PENN! Newark International Airport has a separate stop and allows access to the terminals from AirTrain (separate charge).
Tip/Caution: Please adhere to the itinerary on your ticket, especially for Secaucus Junction. There are turnstiles at this location and you cannot pass if the ticket does not allow for it. Even if the cost is the same!
If traveling via personal vehicle from the NJ Turnpike or Garden State Parkway or other roads from points south and do not want to drive or worry about parking in New York City there are several options. Best for overnight.
Secaucus Junction (NJTP 15x from TP Eastern Spur), Exit 15X, go down long ramp, left turn onto New County Road in Secaucus.. You can't miss it. Travel time to NYC less than 30 minutes.
Metropark, (GSP 131A N/B or 11 NJTP to GPS N/B to Exit 131A) Look for parking garage. You can't miss it. Travel time to NYC about 1 hour.
DO NOT even consider parking on the streets around train stations in most towns. Expect a ticket, boot or tow.
Rider Guide (Excellent Resource), North Jersey Coast Line:
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Riding New Jersey Transit - Hudson Bergen Light Rail Feb 16, 2011
New Jersey Transit, Hudson Bergen Light Rail - New Jersey Transit is the main public transportation agency in the State of New Jersey. There are several modes of transport and they include bus, rail and light rail.
The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is a light rail mode of transportation entirely within Hudson County, New Jersey. Currently there is no service to Bergen County.
Cities and Towns served are: Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and North Bergen.
Service is nearly 24 hours a day except for late night/early morning hours 1am - 5am where service is reduced or is outright eliminated. Please refer to timetable.
Connecting service (additional fare required) is available to connections throughout the state and to New York.
Some common connections include:
Exchange Place - PATH to World Trade Center, Jersey City, Harrison or Newark. Two streets towards Hudson River, look for signs.
Pavonia Newport - Newport Centre Mall , PATH towards 33rd Street (New York). Near most downtown Jersey City hotels. Cross Washington Avenue through pedestrian walkway.
Hoboken - NJ Transit's Rail System, PATH towards 33rd Street (New York - recommended on weekends)
Lincoln Harbor - New York Waterway Ferry System.
Adult fare is $2.10 as of January 2011.
Tickets must be purchased and VALIDATED before riding. Multiple vending machines and validators available at all stations. If you are at the Bergenline Station, purchase and validate tickets before using the elevator. Don't be like this guy:
Parking is available at certain stations, currently the rate is $3.00 for a 24 hour period. Common lots include Liberty State Park, 22nd & 34 St Bayonne, Tonnele Avenue.
Riders Guide and Schedule:
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