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

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Train, line 819 bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Plainfield Raritan Valley Line
  2. Take the line 819 bus from Watchung Ave At E 4Th St to Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave 819

$5 - $10

Cheapest option

Line 59 bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 59 bus from Broad St At Branford Pl/Edison Pl to Watchung Ave At E 4Th St 59 / ...

$3 - $8

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Newark to South Plainfield 20.9 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Newark to South Plainfield 20.9 miles

$2 - $3

Uber  •  26 min

  1. Take an Uber from Newark to South Plainfield 20.9 miles

$35 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to South Plainfield is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to South Plainfield is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark to South Plainfield. However, there are services departing from Broad St At Branford Pl/Edison Pl and arriving at Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave via Watchung Ave At E 4Th St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Newark and South Plainfield is 17 miles. The road distance is 20.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to South Plainfield without a car is to train and line 819 bus which takes 1 h 45 min and costs $5 - $11.

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It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to get from Newark to South Plainfield, including transfers.

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Newark to South Plainfield bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Broad St At Branford Pl/Edison Pl station.

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Newark to South Plainfield bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Watchung Ave At E 4Th St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to South Plainfield is 21 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Newark to South Plainfield.

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There are 139+ hotels available in South Plainfield. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 16.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 45 min

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

NJ Transit operates a bus from Newark to South Plainfield hourly. Tickets cost $2 - $6 and the journey takes 1 h 19 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Watchung Ave At E 4Th St to Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Broad St At Branford Pl/Edison Pl to Watchung Ave At E 4Th St
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Other operators
Uber New Jersey
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Newark to South Plainfield
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$28 - $40
UberPOOL
$35 - $50
UberXL
$40 - $55
Black
$95 - $130
Black SUV
$120 - $160
Taxi from Newark to South Plainfield
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
https://www.newarknj.gov/
Website
panynj.gov
Gold Lincoln Taxi
Phone
+1 973-344-5566
Website
goldlincolntaxinj.com
Jacob's Car Service
Phone
+1 973-673-5901
Website
jacobscabservice.com
Newark Airport Taxi
Phone
+1 973-273-4420
Website
newarkairporttaxi.us

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