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

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Bus  •  2 h 18 min

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

$4 - $10

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Train, line 819 bus  •  2 h 29 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

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

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

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

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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.

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The distance between Manhattan and South Plainfield is 27 miles. The road distance is 35.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to South Plainfield without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 18 min and costs $4 - $11.

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

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

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Manhattan to South Plainfield bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at E Front St At Watchung Ave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to South Plainfield is 35 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Manhattan to South Plainfield.

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The nearest airport to South Plainfield is Newark (EWR) Airport which is 14.5 miles away. Other nearby airports include New York La Guardia (LGA) (31.5 miles), New York JFK (JFK) (33.5 miles), White Plains (HPN) (50.5 miles) and Philadelphia (PHL) (66.1 miles).

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There are 133+ hotels available in South Plainfield. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to South Plainfield.
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  • Distance: 27.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
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
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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