There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to South Plainfield by bus, train, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  2 h 18 min

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

$4 - $10

4 alternative options

Train, line 819 bus  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Metuchen Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the line 819 bus from Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# to Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave 819

$10 - $17

Bus via 86 St  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Watchung Ave At E 4Th St 114 / ...

$7 - $14

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to South Plainfield 35.1 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to South Plainfield 35.1 miles

$3 - $5

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

NJ Transit operates a bus from Manhattan to South Plainfield every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $9 and the journey takes 1 h 3 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Metuchen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to E Front St At Watchung Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# to Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Watchung Ave At E 4Th St
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manhattan to South Plainfield
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Manhattan to South Plainfield?

The distance between Manhattan and South Plainfield is 44 km. The road distance is 56 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manhattan to South Plainfield?

The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to South Plainfield is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 42 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Manhattan to South Plainfield?

The quickest way to get from Manhattan to South Plainfield is to taxi which takes 42 min and costs $180 - $230.

Is there a direct bus between Manhattan and South Plainfield?

No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to South Plainfield. However, there are services departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave via Park Ave At East 2Nd St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 18 min.

How long does it take to get from Manhattan to South Plainfield?

It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Manhattan to South Plainfield, including transfers.