There are 7 ways to get from South Plainfield to Jersey City by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Line 819 bus, train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 819 bus from Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave to Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# 819
  2. Take the train from Metuchen to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level Northeast Corridor

$6 - $12

Cheapest option

Bus, line 119 bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Watchung Ave At E 4Th St to Port Authority Bus Terminal 114 / ...
  2. Take the line 119 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St 119

$4 - $14

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Line 819 bus, train via Newark Penn Station  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 819 bus from Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave to E Front St At Watchung Ave 819
  2. Take the train from Plainfield to Newark Penn Station
  3. Take the train from Newark to Journal Square

$7 - $14

Line 819 bus, train, line 1 bus  •  2 h

  1. Take the line 819 bus from Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave to Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# 819
  2. Take the train from Metuchen to Newark Penn Station
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Eastbound Market St Under Bridge to West Side Ave At Fairmount Ave 1

$6 - $14

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from South Plainfield to Jersey City 26.9 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from South Plainfield to Jersey City 26.9 miles

$2 - $4

Uber  •  32 min

  1. Take an Uber from South Plainfield to Jersey City 26.9 miles

$50 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from South Plainfield to Jersey City is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from South Plainfield to Jersey City is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from South Plainfield to Jersey City. However, there are services departing from Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave and arriving at Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St via Watchung Ave At E 4Th St and Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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The distance between South Plainfield and Jersey City is 20 miles. The road distance is 26.9 miles.

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The best way to get from South Plainfield to Jersey City without a car is to line 819 bus and train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs $5 - $13.

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It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to get from South Plainfield to Jersey City, including transfers.

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South Plainfield to Jersey City bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Watchung Ave At E 4Th St station.

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South Plainfield to Jersey City bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Plainfield to Jersey City is 27 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from South Plainfield to Jersey City.

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There are 1769+ hotels available in Jersey City. Prices start at $114 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from South Plainfield to Jersey City.
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  • Distance: 20.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

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

You can take a bus from South Plainfield to Jersey City via Watchung Ave At E 4Th St and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 2 h 33 min.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Metuchen to Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Plainfield to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Metuchen to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave to Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta#
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave to E Front St At Watchung Ave
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Eastbound Market St Under Bridge to West Side Ave At Fairmount Ave
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Watchung Ave At E 4Th St to Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Other operators
Uber New Jersey
Website
uber.com
Towncar from South Plainfield to Jersey City
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Signup at
uber.com
UberX
$35 - $50
UberPOOL
$50 - $65
UberXL
$50 - $70
Black
$120 - $160
Black SUV
$150 - $200
Taxi from South Plainfield to Jersey City
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Edison Taxi
Phone
+1 732-201-5555
Website
edisontaxi.com
Five Star Taxi
Phone
+1 732-339-3046

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