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There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Montclair by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 101 bus  •  42 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Park St At Essex Way# 101

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Train  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Watchung Avenue Bntnm

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Montclair 17.6 miles

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Montclair 17.6 miles

Manhattan to Montclair by bus

30 Weekly Buses
42 min Average Duration
$2 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Montclair is to line 101 bus which costs $2 - $6 and takes 42 min.

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The fastest way to get from Manhattan to Montclair is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs $95 - $120.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Park St At Essex Way#. Services depart four times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Montclair. However, there are services departing from 72 St and arriving at Watchung Avenue via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 33m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Montclair is 18 miles. The road distance is 17.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Montclair without a car is to line 101 bus which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $6.

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The line 101 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Park St At Essex Way# takes 42 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Manhattan to Montclair bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Manhattan to Montclair train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Montclair is to line 101 bus which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $5 - $10 and takes 1h 33m.

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  • Distance: 18.5 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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

NJ Transit operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Park St At Essex Way# 4 times a day. Tickets cost $2 - $6 and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a train from New York Penn Station to Watchung Avenue hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 40 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Watchung Avenue
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
https://www.njtransit.com/
Schedules at
https://www.njtransit.com/bus-to
Child 5-11 and Senior
$2 - $4
Adult
$4 - $7
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Park St At Essex Way#
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
https://www.njtransit.com/
Schedules at
https://www.njtransit.com/bus-to
Child 5-11 and Senior
$1 - $2
Adults
$2 - $6
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Montclair
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to Montclair bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Park St At Essex Way# station.

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Manhattan to Montclair train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Watchung Avenue station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Montclair is 18 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Manhattan to Montclair.

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