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

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Bus  •  1h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to E Front St At Terrill Rd 113 / ...

$3 - $9

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 33m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station Northeast Corridor / ...
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Netherwood Raritan Valley Line

$9 - $142

Taxi  •  38m

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to Plainfield 33.3 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  38m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Plainfield 33.3 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Plainfield is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Plainfield is to taxi which costs $170 - $210 and takes 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at E Front St At Terrill Rd. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 4m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Plainfield is 25 miles. The road distance is 33.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Plainfield without a car is to bus which takes 1h 4m and costs $3 - $9.

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The bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to E Front St At Terrill Rd takes 1h 4m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Plainfield is to bus which takes 1h 4m and costs $3 - $9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $8 - $150 and takes 1h 33m.

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Manhattan to Plainfield bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at E Front St At Terrill Rd station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Plainfield is 33 miles. It takes approximately 38m to drive from Manhattan to Plainfield.

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  • Distance: 25.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 4m

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

NJ Transit operates a bus from Manhattan to Plainfield every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $9 and the journey takes 1h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Manhattan to Plainfield via 34 St - Penn Station, New York Penn Station, and Newark Penn Station in around 1h 33m.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Netherwood
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$45 - $130
First Class Seat
$110 - $130
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to Plainfield
Ave. Duration
38m
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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