There are 2 ways to get from Long Island to Jersey City by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  2 h 36 min

  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 33rd Street to Journal Square

$16 - $21

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 15 min

  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 1 h 15 min.

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

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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 2 h 36 min and costs $15 - $21.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Long Island to Jersey City, including transfers.

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

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There are 1769+ hotels available in Jersey City. Prices start at $114 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: 2 h 36 min

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

There is no direct connection from Centereach to Jersey City. However, you can take the bus to Ronkonkoma LIRR, take the walk to Ronkonkoma, take the train to Penn Station, take the walk to 33rd Street, then take the train to Journal Square. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Jersey City.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Williams Boulevard to Ronkonkoma LIRR
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org

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