There are 4 ways to get from New York to Montclair by bus, train, taxi or car
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Bus • 39 min
$3 - $8
3 alternative options
Train • 40 min
$4 - $9
Taxi • 23 min
$90 - $120
Drive • 23 min
$1 - $3
New York to Montclair by train
The train journey time between New York and Montclair is around 39 min and covers a distance of around 17 miles. The fastest train normally takes 36 min. Operated by NJ Transit, the New York to Montclair train service departs from New York Penn Station and arrives in Watchung Avenue. Typically 105 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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New York to Montclair train schedules
Trains departing Monday, June 14, 2021
Trains departing Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from New York to Montclair is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 23 min.
The quickest way to get from New York to Montclair is to taxi which costs $90 - $120 and takes 23 min.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Watchung Plaza. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 39 min.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Watchung Avenue. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 40 min.
It is 13 miles from New York to Montclair. It is approximately 17.3 miles to drive.
The best way to get from New York to Montclair without a car is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $3 - $8.
The bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Watchung Plaza takes 39 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.
New York to Montclair bus services, operated by De Camp, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.
New York to Montclair train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from New York Penn Station.
The best way to get from New York to Montclair is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $3 - $8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $4 - $9 and takes 40 min.
What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Montclair, NJ, USA?
De Camp operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Watchung Plaza every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $8 and the journey takes 39 min. Alternatively, NJ Transit operates a train from New York Penn Station to Watchung Avenue hourly. Tickets cost $4 - $9 and the journey takes 40 min.
Train from New York Penn Station to Watchung Avenue
- Ave. Duration
- 40 min
- Estimated price
- $4 - $9
- Schedules at
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More Questions & Answers
New York to Montclair bus services, operated by De Camp, arrive at Watchung Plaza station.
New York to Montclair train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Watchung Avenue station.
Yes, the driving distance between New York to Montclair is 17 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from New York to Montclair.
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