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There are 4 ways to get from Long Island to Jersey City by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Williams Boulevard to Ronkonkoma LIRR S59
  2. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level

$15 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus, train via Suffolk Avenue  •  3h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Hammond Lane to Smith Haven Mall 6B / ...
  2. Take the bus from Smith Haven Mall to Suffolk Avenue 3D
  3. Take the train from Central Islip to Penn Station
  4. Take the train from 33rd Street to Journal Square

$17 - $22

Bus, line 119 bus  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Williams Boulevard to Expressway Drive North S57
  2. Take the bus from Airport Connection - WB to 40th Street - Manhattan
  3. Take the bus from Grand Central Terminal to Port Authority Bus Terminal
  4. Take the line 119 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St 119

Drive  •  1h 15m

  1. Drive from Centereach to Jersey City 59 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Long Island to Jersey City is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Long Island to Jersey City is to drive which costs $5 - $9 and takes 1h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Long Island to Jersey City. However, there are services departing from Williams Boulevard and arriving at Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St via Airport Connection - WB, Grand Central Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Long Island and Jersey City is 54 miles. The road distance is 59 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Jersey City without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 16m and costs $14 - $25.

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It takes approximately 2h 16m to get from Long Island to Jersey City, including transfers.

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Long Island to Jersey City bus services, operated by Suffolk County Transit, depart from Williams Boulevard station.

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Long Island to Jersey City bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Long Island to Jersey City is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1h 15m to drive from Long Island to Jersey City.

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There are 2033+ hotels available in Jersey City. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Long Island to Jersey City.
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  • Distance: 53.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 16m

What companies run services between Long Island, NY, USA and Jersey City, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from Centereach to Jersey City via Airport Connection - WB, 40th Street - Manhattan, Grand Central Terminal, and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 3h 44m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
LIRR
Train from Central Islip to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
LIRR
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Williams Boulevard to Ronkonkoma LIRR
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Hammond Lane to Smith Haven Mall
Ave. Duration
7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Smith Haven Mall to Suffolk Avenue
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Bus from Williams Boulevard to Expressway Drive North
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
Hampton Luxury Liner
Phone
+1 631-537-5800
Website
hamptonluxuryliner.com
Bus from Airport Connection - WB to 40th Street - Manhattan
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
hamptonluxuryliner.com
VIP
$45 - $60
Coach Class
$20 - $28
Luxury Class
$30 - $40
Newark Airport Express
Phone
+1-908-354-3330
Email
olympia@coachusa.com
Website
newarkairportexpress.com
Bus from Grand Central Terminal to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Book at
Newark Airport Express

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