Traveling in New Jersey
With an expansive network of reliable state-wide mass transport, traveling to and from New Jersey has never been easier. Visitors and residents alike are easily able to enjoy all that the state has to offer by utilizing any of the public transportation services provided by New Jersey.
By Plane:Those visiting from farther away are able to fly into any one of New Jersey’s three major airports: Newark Liberty International Airport, Atlantic City International Airport, or Trenton-Mercer Airport all of which are located near a number of hotels.
By Train: Visitors from New York City, as well as resident commuters headed that way, have access to several rail lines that will get them to where they need to go. PATH (Port Authority Trans Hudson) provides train service from Newark, Jersey City and Hoboken to lower Manhattan. Both NJ Transit and Amtrak also offer trains to New York from a number of stops throughout New Jersey.
Travelers coming or going to Philadelphia are able to catch a ride with PATCO (Port Authority Transit Corporation) going through Camden, Cherry Hill and Lindenwold to transfer to NJ Transit’s Atlantic City Line. Another option is SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), which goes to Trenton Transit Center and can transfer to NJ Transit and Amtrak trains going north to New York.
By Bus: For travelers looking for a more affordable way to get around, buses are an easy and convenient option. NJ Transit buses can be found throughout the state with stops in every county, while Megabus, Peter Pan, and Bolt Bus provide routes to and from major cities along the East Coast such as Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. Those who live outside of New Jersey are even able to catch a Greyhound Lucky Streak bus straight to Atlantic City.
By Ferry or Boat: Ferries are yet another option when it comes to traveling to New Jersey. The Liberty Landing Ferry, NY Waterway, and Seastreak ferry all provide routes from New York to Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken and the Atlantic Highlands. Statue Cruises will take visitors to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from Liberty State Park in Jersey City.
The RiverLink Ferry allows visitors from Philadelphia to arrive safely in Camden, New Jersey from March to December. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry cruises 17-miles across the Delaware Bay from Cape May, New Jersey to Lewes, Delaware and operates 365 days a year. The Forts Ferry Crossing travels along the Delaware River from Delaware City to Fort Mott in New Jersey from April through October.
By Car: For those traveling by car, the Atlantic City Expressway, the Garden State Parkway, and the New Jersey Turnpike are the fastest ways to get around the state. These three highways are toll roads which can be paid for by cash or the use of E-ZPass, an electronic toll collection system. There are also a number of rental car services located throughout New Jersey, some of which include Budget, Enterprise, and Hertz.