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

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Bus  •  46 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Madison & 58th Street to Cheesequake Service Plaza, NJ Northbound Jackson / ...

$17 - $23

Cheapest option

Train  •  59 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to South Amboy North Jersey Coast Line

$3 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to South Amboy 35 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to South Amboy 35 miles

$3 - $5

Manhattan to South Amboy by train

The train journey time between Manhattan and South Amboy is around 56 min and covers a distance of around 30 miles. The fastest train normally takes 43 min. Operated by NJ Transit, the Manhattan to South Amboy train service departs from New York Penn Station and arrives in South Amboy. Typically 246 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
56 min
Fastest train time:
43 min
Train distance:
30 miles
Trains per week:
246
Cheapest price:
$3
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:05
Last train departs at:
23:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to South Amboy train schedules

Manhattan → South Amboy
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Rules to follow in United States

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Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in South Amboy is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in South Amboy is recommended.

The social distance requirement in South Amboy is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to South Amboy is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 38 min.

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The fastest way to get from Manhattan to South Amboy is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $180 - $220 and takes 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Madison & 58th Street and arriving at Cheesequake Service Plaza, NJ. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at South Amboy. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and South Amboy is 27 miles. The road distance is 35 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to South Amboy without a car is to bus which takes 46 min and costs $17 - $23.

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The bus from New York, NY - Madison & 58th Street to Cheesequake Service Plaza, NJ takes 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Manhattan to South Amboy bus services, operated by Academy Bus, depart from New York, NY - Madison & 58th Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Manhattan to South Amboy is to bus which takes 46 min and costs $17 - $23. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $3 - $12 and takes 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to South Amboy.
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  • Distance: 27.3 miles
  • Duration: 46 min

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

Academy Bus operates a bus from New York, NY - Madison & 58th Street to Cheesequake Service Plaza, NJ hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $23 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a train from New York Penn Station to South Amboy hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $12 and the journey takes 59 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to South Amboy
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$3 - $6
Adult
$7 - $12
Bus operators
Academy Bus
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Madison & 58th Street to Cheesequake Service Plaza, NJ
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
academybus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to South Amboy
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to South Amboy bus services, operated by Academy Bus, arrive at Cheesequake Service Plaza, NJ station.

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Manhattan to South Amboy train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at South Amboy station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to South Amboy is 35 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Manhattan to South Amboy.

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