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

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Bus  •  1h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Mountain Ave At North Dr 114 / ...

$1 - $4

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Newark Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Plainfield Raritan Valley Line

$23 - $64

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to North Plainfield 33.7 miles

$170 - $220

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to North Plainfield 33.7 miles

$3 - $5

Manhattan to North Plainfield by bus

The bus journey time between Manhattan and North Plainfield is around 1h 7m and covers a distance of around 31 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 48 min. Operated by NJ Transit, the Manhattan to North Plainfield bus service departs from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arrives in Mountain Ave At North Dr. Typically 232 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 7m
Fastest bus time:
48 min
Bus distance:
31 miles
Buses per week:
232
Cheapest price:
$1
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:30
Last bus departs at:
23:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to North Plainfield bus schedules

Manhattan → North Plainfield
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to North Plainfield is to bus which costs $1 - $4 and takes 1h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to North Plainfield is to taxi which costs $170 - $220 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Mountain Ave At North Dr. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 11m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to North Plainfield. However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Plainfield via Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 19m.

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It is 27 miles from Manhattan to North Plainfield. It is approximately 33.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to North Plainfield without a car is to bus which takes 1h 11m and costs $1 - $4.

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The bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Mountain Ave At North Dr takes 1h 11m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Manhattan to North Plainfield train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to North Plainfield is to bus which takes 1h 11m and costs $1 - $4. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $23 - $65 and takes 1h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to North Plainfield.
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  • Distance: 26.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 11m

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

NJ Transit operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Mountain Ave At North Dr hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $4 and the journey takes 1h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manhattan to North Plainfield via Newark and Newark Penn Station in around 1h 19m.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Newark
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Premium
$170 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$24 - $35
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Newark
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $55
Business Class Seat
$50 - $95
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Plainfield
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$2 - $5
Adult
$4 - $9
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Mountain Ave At North Dr
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $2
Adult
$3 - $4
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to North Plainfield
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to North Plainfield bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Mountain Ave At North Dr station.

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Manhattan to North Plainfield train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Plainfield station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to North Plainfield is 34 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Manhattan to North Plainfield.

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