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Easy Access to New York City via Bus, Train or Ferry

Bergen County, New Jersey has a diverse housing market, a family-friendly environment, and top-ranking schools. The boroughs of Westwood, Paramus, Oradell, Westwood, Washington Township, and Hillsdale, in particular, are some of the best places to live in NJ.

They also happen to be commuter-friendly, making them ideal for those who work in the Big Apple.

By bus
Commuters can travel to NYC via numerous bus stops throughout NJ. NJ Transit has a fleet of about 2,000 buses and provides over 895,000 trips on weekdays, with reduced service on weekends. It connects major points in New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia.  

Route 165 has stops in downtown Westwood. Other major NJ-NYC routes include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Route 108: Newark – New York
  • Route 121: North Bergen – New York
  • Route 164: Midland Park-Fair Lawn-New York
  • Route 166: Dumont-New York
  • Route 167: Teaneck-Harrington Park-New York
  • Route 175: Ridgewood-New York (GWB)

By train
The Pascack Valley Train Line runs from Hoboken, NJ to Spring Valley, NY. Although it’s part of the MTA Metro-North Railroad service, it’s operated by the New Jersey Transit Authority.

It connects Secaucus Junction to Penn Station in NYC and other NJ Transit lines. From Hoboken, the line runs along the western side of the Hudson River and up to NYC.

NJ Transit has a station on Broadway in Westwood and plies the Pascack Valley Line’s route. The station is equipped with bike racks and lockers.  

Amtrak and Acela Express – Amtrak also carries passengers to and from NYC via Route 128. Their station at University Avenue in Westwood has an enclosed waiting area, a ticketing booth, an ATM, an elevator, restrooms, and AmtrakConnect Wi-Fi.

Acela Express promises a travel speed of up to 150 mph. Amenities include at-seat electrical outlets, large dining trays, and adjustable lighting.

In 2016, the Port Authority committed to the construction of the Bergen Loop, a planned rail connection that will link NJ Transit’s Main Bergen and Pascack Valley train lines to the Northeast Corridor and train tunnels to Penn Station.

As part of a new Hudson River rail tunnel, it will bypass Secaucus Junction, giving Northern NJ commuters a direct ride to NYC. This means you won’t have to go through hectic transfers in Hoboken and Secaucus anymore.

The project is expected to increase the value of Northern NJ real estate and reinvigorate downtown areas. Making living near Manhattan an even more desirable option for people who work in Manhattan!

If you want to learn more about NJ real estate’s bright prospects, feel free to call The Mischel Group at (201) 851-1781 or send an email to smischel@kw.com

By ferry
Commuters may take the ferry from the Edgewater Ferry Terminal located at the Grand Cove Marina in Edgewater. Drop-off points in NYC include West 39th Street in Midtown Manhattan, World Financial Center, and Pier 11 at Wall Street, which connect to half a dozen Manhattan bus routes.

The ferries typically depart every 10 minutes during rush hour, and every 20 minutes off peak and during weekends.

Seastreak carries passengers all days of the week from Highlands and Atlantic Highlands to Wall Street and East 35TH Street. The ferry boasts spacious seats, climate-controlled cabins with a full service bar, clean restrooms, and an open-air top deck.  

Ferries at Port Imperial in Weehawken transport commuters to West 39th Street in Manhattan. They operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.