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There are 4 ways to get from Journal Square to Manhattan by bus, train, subway, taxi or car

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Line 119 bus  •  31 min

  1. Take the line 119 bus from Journal Square Transportation Center to Port Authority Bus Terminal 119

$1 - $4

3 alternative options

Train, subway  •  39 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street Path
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to 86 St C / ...

$6

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Journal Square to Manhattan 9.2 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Journal Square to Manhattan 9.2 miles

$1 - $2

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The cheapest way to get from Journal Square to Manhattan is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Journal Square to Manhattan is to taxi which costs $50 - $65 and takes 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Journal Square Transportation Center and arriving at Port Authority Bus Terminal. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Journal Square to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Journal Square and arriving at 86 St via W 4 St-Wash Sq. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 min.

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The distance between Journal Square and Manhattan is 6 miles. The road distance is 9.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Journal Square to Manhattan without a car is to line 119 bus which takes 31 min and costs $1 - $4.

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The line 119 bus from Journal Square Transportation Center to Port Authority Bus Terminal takes 31 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Journal Square to Manhattan bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Journal Square Transportation Center station.

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Journal Square to Manhattan train services, operated by PATH, depart from Journal Square station.

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Journal Square to Manhattan bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Journal Square to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 6.1 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

What companies run services between Journal Square, NJ, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

NJ Transit operates a bus from Journal Square Transportation Center to Port Authority Bus Terminal every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 31 min.

Train operators
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 9th Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to 86 St
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Journal Square Transportation Center to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$2 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Journal Square to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us
Jacob's Taxi Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5900
Website
jacobstaxiservice.com
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Elizabeth Taxi
Phone
+1 908-344-1729
Website
elizabethtaxi.com
Black Cabby
Phone
+1 908-76-82947
Website
blackcabby.com
Scotty's Taxi
Phone
+1 210-943-1234
Website
scottystaxicab.com
Lime Car Service & Taxi
Phone
+1 201-461-9999
Website
limetaxicab.com
Babes Taxi
Phone
+1 201-944-6800
Website
babestaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
La Revancha
Phone
+1 718-236-2424
Website
larevancha.net
Chico Express
Phone
+1 718-256-6666
Website
chicoexpress.net
Bay Express
Phone
+1 718-232-3434

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Journal Square to Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 86 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Journal Square to Manhattan is 9 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Journal Square to Manhattan.

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