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It's easier than you think to ride NJ TRANSIT trains. Everything you need to know is here online. You can find your nearest station, plan your trip, find out where to buy tickets and print a copy of your schedule.
1. Plan your trip
Our Trip Planner gives you a step-by-step guide to planning your trip.
Not sure which stations are closest to your origin and destination? Go to Itinerary Planning. Just enter your origin, destination, date and time you wish to travel and the customized travel information and you'll get your point-to-point travel itinerary plus fares. If you don't know the exact street address, there are landmark options for popular destinations.
If you already know which two rail stations you will be traveling between, using Train Schedules (Station to Station) is a snap. Just select your two stations and request a weekday or weekend schedule. You'll get trip times and fare information.
Need more information about a rail station, such as the address, parking, and where to purchase your ticket? Just go to Station | Park & Ride Guide and choose Rail Stations then select the station you want to know more about.
Complete rail schedules are available at Printed Timetables (PDF). Just select your rail line. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the schedule.
2. Buy your ticket or pass
Most rail stations have Ticket Offices or Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) available. TVMs are easy to use. Simply follow the on-screen instructions. TVMs accept cash, debit cards and credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA). The Station | Park & Ride Guide section provides details about Ticket Office hours and TVM locations. Just select the station you are planning to travel from. All that's left to do is buy your ticket and get ready to board the train.
Please note that if you purchase tickets on board your train when a Ticket Office is open, or a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) is available, you will pay a $5.00 surcharge.
3. Boarding your train
The tracks at your local station are marked with directional signs on the platforms. At larger stations, where trains board from several tracks, you may determine your train track by checking the departure board or TV monitors.
For your safety, while waiting for your train to arrive, stand behind the yellow safety line. Please wait until the train has come to a complete stop before attempting to board or detrain. Please watch your step, when boarding or detraining. There is a space between the train and the platform. If you need assistance, please ask for help a train crewmember.
Customer Service offices are located at Penn Station New York, Newark Penn Station, Secaucus Junction, Hoboken Terminal, and Trenton.