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7 Ways to Travel: North NJ to NYC

One of the best things about living in Bergen County, New Jersey is its proximity to all that New York City offers. Whether you’re traveling for your daily commute or for a night out on the town, there are a number of options to get to the Big Apple from all over the northeast corner of NJ. Take a read through our transportation guide below. And if you’re looking to move or need more information, give us a call (201-888-2900)!


By Train

Ramsey Train Station Bergen County NJ
Ramsey Train Station

New Jersey Transit has a number of lines running through Bergen County. The Bergen/Main line

has stops from Mahwah through Ridgewood down to Rutherford. The Pascack Valley line services Montvale through Oradell down to the Meadowlands. These lines connect to the city via Secaucus Junction or Hoboken stations. Express schedules are available during peak times. 


By Bus

The NJ transit bus options to travel to NYC are too numerous to list here but can be found at this link. Travel times vary by location and route with “express” service into Port Authority from some stops (travel from Ridgewood to Midtown with no stops). There are also private bus companies like Coach USA or ShortLine that offer express services to Port Authority from various locations in Bergen County. There’s one at the Garden State Parkway rest stop in Montvale, others along Route 17 in Paramus.


By Light Rail & Path

Is your destination in lower Manhattan? Take the light rail or Path system out of Hoboken directly to points below 33rd street.


NY Waterways Ferry to NYC from NJ

By Ferry

Hop on a boat! With terminals in Edgewater and Hoboken, the NY Waterway offers ferry services across the Hudson to ports at 39th street, Wall Street or Battery Park City. Free shuttles from the Midtown terminal are available to take you to points east through the city.


By Car

Northern Bergen County offers easy access to many major freeways like the Garden State Parkway, Route 208, Route 287 and more. With a bridge and two tunnels spanning the gap between NJ and NYC, there are a number of options to get to the city by car.  Our best advice is to let Waze or Google Maps be your guide. Traffic can get a bit nutty and the best route can change in an instant. Also, plan your trip outside peak travel times to avoid congestion. Speaking of, new “congestion pricing” will go into effect soon, tolling drivers traveling south of 60th Street in Manhattan. Still, all in all, driving is a great option - if you time it right, you can get from Fair Lawn to Midtown in 20 minutes!


Ride Share

Looking for a night out on the town? Call a Lyft or Uber! Readily available throughout Bergen County, many residents rely on ride share options to get them home safe from Manhattan.


Box Car

A new luxury box car service has arrived to Bergen County. With stops in Ridgewood, Waldwick and HoHoKus, the route stops at midtown locations all the way to the east side of Manhattan. Box cars offer quiet, comfortable travel with free WiFi, outlets and restrooms.


With so many options to get to the city, it’s no wonder that it’s the top destination for people looking to make their move to suburbs. The convenience is unmatched, making Bergen County the best of both worlds! Looking to enjoy all that Northern New Jersey has to offer? Give us a call to get started on your home search at 201-888-2900.


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