There are 6 ways to get from New Jersey to Manhattan by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Train, subway  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St C / ...

$24 - $58

Cheapest option

Line 108 bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the line 108 bus from Bus Lanes to Port Authority Bus Terminal 108

$2 - $6

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Train, subway via New York Penn Station  •  33 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station Northeast Corridor / ...
  2. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St C / ...

$6 - $10

Train, line 1 subway  •  46 min

  1. Take the train from Newark to World Trade Center Path
  2. Take the line 1 subway from Cortlandt St to 86 St 1

$6

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Newark to Manhattan 16.1 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Manhattan 16.1 miles

$1 - $3

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Manhattan is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Manhattan is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bus Lanes and arriving at Port Authority Bus Terminal. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at 86 St via 34 St - Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Manhattan is 54 miles. The road distance is 16.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Manhattan without a car is to train and subway which takes 30 min and costs $24 - $60.

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It takes approximately 30 min to get from New Jersey to Manhattan, including transfers.

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New Jersey to Manhattan bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Bus Lanes station.

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New Jersey to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Newark Penn Station.

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New Jersey to Manhattan bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 54.4 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

NJ Transit operates a bus from Bus Lanes to Port Authority Bus Terminal hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $6 and the journey takes 35 min.

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
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 Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $55
Business Class Seat
$50 - $95
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Cortlandt St to 86 St
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Newark to World Trade Center
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Newark to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us
Jacob's Taxi Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5900
Website
jacobstaxiservice.com
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com

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New Jersey to Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 86 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Manhattan is 16 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from New Jersey to Manhattan.

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