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There are 4 ways to get from New York to Montclair by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Watchung Plaza RT #66:PABT-West Orange/Roseland / ...

$3 - $8

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Train  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Watchung Avenue Montclair-Boonton Line

$4 - $9

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York to Montclair 17.3 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from New York to Montclair 17.3 miles

$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.

Train route overview

Average train time:
39 min
Fastest train time:
36 min
Trains per week:
105
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:34
Last train departs at:
23:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Montclair train schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montclair is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Montclair is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Montclair is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Montclair is to taxi which costs $90 - $120 and takes 23 min.

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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.

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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.

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It is 13 miles from New York to Montclair. It is approximately 17.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from New York to Montclair without a car is to bus which takes 39 min and costs $3 - $8.

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The bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Watchung Plaza takes 39 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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New York to Montclair bus services, operated by De Camp, depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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New York to Montclair train services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from New York Penn Station.

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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.

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Map of how to get from New York to Montclair.
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  • Distance: 12.9 miles
  • Duration: 39 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 operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Watchung Avenue
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
De Camp
Phone
(800) 631-1281/ (973) 783-7500
Website
decamp.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Watchung Plaza
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
decamp.com
Other operators
Taxi from New York to Montclair
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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New York to Montclair bus services, operated by De Camp, arrive at Watchung Plaza station.

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New York to Montclair train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Watchung Avenue station.

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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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There are 931+ hotels available in Montclair. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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