New Jersey Transit


Hudson-Bergen Light Rail

Hudson-Bergen Fare Information
Adult One-Way $2.10
Reduced Fare One-Way $1.05
Children's One-Way $1.05
Monthly Pass $64.00
Monthly Pass and Monthly Parking Permit *
Two Adult One-Way Tickets and Daily Parking *
Two Reduced Fare Tickets and Daily Parking *

* For parking fees at specific park/ride locations, visit the light rail station information page

Joint Light Rail/NY Waterway Monthly Pass
Lincoln Harbor $336
North Hoboken $336 (Midtown) & $368.50 (WFC)
Weehawken $278 (Midtown) & $374 (Pier 11-Wall St. & WFC)

Joint Light Rail/NY Waterway 10-Trip Ticket
Weehawken $90 (Pier 79-W. 39th Street) & $115 (Pier 11-Wall St. & WFC)

Proof-of-Payment (POP) The Hudson-Bergen light rail system operates as a "proof-of-payment" fare collection system. This policy requires that you have a time-stamped ticket prior to boarding a light rail car and retain your ticket until you leave the station area at your final destination. Under the proof-of-payment fare collection, tickets will not be collected. Passengers should be prepared to show a time-stamped ticket or a monthly pass to a Fare Enforcement Officer if requested. If you do not have a stamped ticket, you will be subject to fines up to $100.

  • Buy It: You must have a time-stamped ticket prior to boarding Hudson-Bergen Light Rail cars and to enter Pre-Paid Fare Zones on platforms. Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) are located near entrances or on platforms at each station. Information on purchasing and time-stamping tickets is displayed on TVMs. For additional ticketing information, please refer to the Ticket Information poster located near TVMs.

  • Time-Stamp It: You must time-stamp all one-way tickets purchased from TVMs in a Validator Machine before boarding light rail cars. Monthly passes do not require validation. Validator Machines are located near TVMs at each station. To time-stamp your ticket, insert it into the Validator with the print side up and NJ TRANSIT's logo facing to the left. The machine will time stamp your ticket, validating it for a single ride in one continuous direction of travel.

  • Ride It: Once time-stamped, each ticket is good for a single ride in one continuous direction of travel. After you have time stamped your ticket, simply get on board and ride. NJ TRANSIT Fare Enforcement Officers will make random ticket inspections on vehicles and at stations. Remember to keep your ticket handy until exiting your station of destination, as you may be asked to show your ticket more than once during your trip. If you are a senior citizen or a passenger with a disability and present a reduced fare senior citizen/disabled ticket, you must provide a valid ID upon request. See "Reduced Fare Program" below for valid IDs. If you do not have a valid ticket, you will be subject to fines up to $100 pursuant to NJAC 16:87-3.1, and repeat offenders may be subject to criminal theft of service charges.

Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Ticket Options

The following tickets may be purchased at HBLR ticket vending machines:

  • Monthly Passes Unlimited travel on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail during the month the pass is valid. The more you ride the more you save. Monthly passes for the upcoming month go on sale at 5 p.m. on the 19th day of the preceding month, and may be purchased through the 10th day of the month the pass is valid.
  • One Way A single trip on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. One-way tickets mush be time stamped just before boarding the train.
  • Light Rail/NY Waterway Joint Monthly Passes and 10-Trip Tickets Valid for travel from any station along the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system and NY Waterway ferry service from Port Imperial, Lincoln Harbor and Hoboken North - 14th Street. Joint monthly passes go on sale at 5 p.m. on the 19th day of the preceding month and may be purchased through the 10th day of the month the pass is valid. In addition to ticket vending machines, monthly passes may be purchased at Hoboken Terminal ticket windows. Joint 10-trip tickets include 20 tickets, 10 for use on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and 10 for use on NY Waterway. Tickets used on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail must be time-stamped before boarding the train. Monthly passes do not need to be time-stamped.
  • Reduced Fare Ticket for Seniors and Customers with Disabilities Senior Citizens 62 and older and passengers with disabilities can travel at a reduced fare of one-half the regular one-way fare or less at all times. Senior Citizens 62 and older may be asked to present a valid ID (any ID or document printed with your date of birth and issued by a government, social service, or mass transportation agency) to obtain the reduced fare. Valid ID for Seniors 65 and older also includes the MTA Reduced Fare Card; PA Senior Citizen Transit ID or PACE Card; PATH Senior Fare Card; or Medicare Card. Passengers with disabilities must present an NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare ID or Medicare Card to obtain the reduced fare. For additional information on the Reduced Fare Program or to obtain an application please visit our Reduced Fare page.
  • Children's Fare Children ages five through 11 save 50 percent or more from regular one-way fares at all times. Up to three children ages 4 and under ride free when accompanied by a passenger paying any valid fare.

Family Supersaver On weekends and holidays from 7pm Friday (or the day before a holiday) until 6am Monday (or the day after a holiday), two children ages five through 11 may travel free with a passenger paying any valid fare. No additional ticket is required.

Student Tickets Students who reside in New Jersey and attend elementary or secondary school (through 12th grade) located in New Jersey may travel at a 25 percent discount off adult one-way fares. Student tickets may not be purchased from TVMs. Students should obtain these tickets from their school prior to travel. Student tickets are valid 24 hours daily, for travel to and from all Newark Light Rail stations. (This does not include school field trips, which leave the school with supervisory personnel.) These tickets are for the personal use of the student who purchased them or received them from the school he/she attends. When requested, a student must present a properly completed NJ TRANSIT Student Identification Card issued by appropriate school authorities for examination by Fare Enforcement Officers or other representatives of NJ TRANSIT.

Military Personnel and Their Dependents All military personnel and their dependents will be permitted to purchase transportation at the senior citizen/passengers with disabilities reduced fare rate upon showing their military or military dependent ID card. The following military personnel are entitled to this fare: Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Retired for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Eligible passengers may ride at reduced fare rates on any NJ Transit bus, rail or light rail service at all times, without restriction, upon presentation of authorized identification.

Use Your Rail Pass on Light Rail You can use your NJ TRANSIT monthly or weekly rail pass (imprinted with a zone number) for any light rail trip at no additional charge during the period the pass is valid.

Use Your Bus Pass on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail You can use a two-zone or greater NJ TRANSIT bus pass to travel on Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at no additional charge during the period it is valid.

HBLR/NY Waterway Joint Ticketing NY Waterway is offering a promotional discount on fares during 2013 that saves more than $50 per month on ferry service from Port Imperial Terminal in Weehawken to W. 39th Street - Midtown Manhattan, Pier 11-Wall Street or the World Financial Center when you purchase a joint Hudson-Bergen Light Rail/NY Waterway monthly pass. Savings on joint 10-trip tickets for ferry service from Weehawken also are available. NY Waterway provides complimentary shuttle bus service for customers arriving at W. 39th Street in New York to surrounding areas. Visit www.nywaterway.com for specific ferry and shuttle bus information.

Refund Information

Newark Light Rail monthly passes may be refunded. One-way tickets are non-refundable.

Refund requests should be sent to:

NJ TRANSIT Bus-Light Rail Refund Department
One Penn Plaza East, Room 555
Newark, NJ 07105-2246

Monthly passes submitted before the start of the validity period will be refunded at the purchase price. Monthly passes submitted after the start of the validity period will have two full one-way fares deducted from the purchase price for each business day from the start of the validity period to the date of the refund request.

In the event of a Ticket Vending Machine malfunction, an adjustment receipt will be issued from the machine. Adjustment receipts should be mailed to the Bus-Light Rail Refund Department for handling or presented to a ticket agent at Hoboken Terminal. If no adjustment receipt is issued, report the malfunction by writing the Bus-Light Rail Refund Department.

Newark Light Rail

Newark Light Rail Fare Information
Adult One-Way $1.50
Reduced Fare* $0.70
Underground Fare (See Ticket Vending Machines for restrictions) $0.70
Children's One-Way $0.70
Monthly Pass $54.00
One-Zone Ticket with Transfer $2.20

Proof-of-Payment (POP) Newark light rail system operates as a "proof-of-payment" fare collection system. This policy requires that you have a time-stamped ticket prior to boarding a light rail car and retain your ticket until you leave the station area at your final destination. Under the proof-of-payment fare collection, tickets will not be collected. Passengers should be prepared to show a time-stamped ticket or a monthly pass to a Fare Enforcement Officer if requested. If you do not have a stamped ticket, you will be subject to fines up to $100.

  • Buy It: You must have a time-stamped ticket prior to boarding Newark Light Rail cars and to enter Pre-Paid Fare Zones on platforms. Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) are located near entrances or on platforms at each station. Information on purchasing and time-stamping tickets is displayed on TVMs. For additional ticketing information, please refer to the Ticket Information poster located near TVMs.

  • Time-Stamp It: You must time-stamp all one-way tickets purchased from TVMs in a Validator Machine before boarding light rail cars. Monthly passes do not require validation. Validator Machines are located near TVMs at each station. To time-stamp your ticket, insert it into the Validator with the print side up and NJ TRANSIT's logo facing to the left. The machine will time stamp your ticket, validating it for a single ride in one continuous direction of travel.

  • Ride It: Once time-stamped, each ticket is good for a single ride in one continuous direction of travel. After you have time stamped your ticket, simply get on board and ride. NJ TRANSIT Fare Enforcement Officers will make random ticket inspections on vehicles and at stations. Remember to keep your ticket handy until exiting your station of destination, as you may be asked to show your ticket more than once during your trip. If you are a senior citizen or a passenger with a disability and present a reduced fare senior citizen/disabled ticket, you must provide a valid ID upon request. See "Reduced Fare Program" below for valid IDs. If you do not have a valid ticket, you will be subject to fines up to $100 pursuant to NJAC 16:87-3.1, and repeat offenders may be subject to criminal theft of service charges.

Newark Light Rail Ticket Options

The following tickets may be purchased at Newark Light Rail ticket vending machines:

  • Monthly Passes Unlimited travel on Newark Light Rail during the month the pass is valid. The more you ride the more you save. Monthly passes for the upcoming month go on sale at 5 p.m. on the 19th day of the preceding month, and may be purchased through the 10th day of the month the pass is valid. Your light rail monthly pass is valid for one zone of travel at no additional charge on NJ TRANSIT buses, NJ TRANSIT bus contract carriers, and local bus routes operated by private carriers that accept NJ TRANSIT bus cards.
  • One Way A single trip on Newark Light Rail. One-way tickets mush be time stamped just before boarding the train.
  • Underground Fare A discounted one-way ticket valid for travel between Warren Street, Washington Street, Military Park or Newark Penn Station. Not valid for travel to/from any other station. May not be used on outbound trains departing Penn Station weekdays between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Reduced Fare Ticket for Seniors and Customers with Disabilities Senior Citizens 62 and older and passengers with disabilities can travel at a reduced fare of one-half the regular one-way fare or less at all times. Senior Citizens 62 and older may be asked to present a valid ID (any ID or document printed with your date of birth and issued by a government, social service, or mass transportation agency) to obtain the reduced fare. Valid ID for Seniors 65 and older also includes the MTA Reduced Fare Card; PA Senior Citizen Transit ID or PACE Card; PATH Senior Fare Card; or Medicare Card. Passengers with disabilities must present an NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare ID or Medicare Card to obtain the reduced fare. For additional information on the Reduced Fare Program or to obtain an application please visit our Reduced Fare page.
  • Children's Fare Children ages five through 11 save 50 percent or more from regular one-way fares at all times. Up to three children ages 4 and under ride free when accompanied by a passenger paying any valid fare.

Family Supersaver On weekends and holidays from 7pm Friday (or the day before a holiday) until 6am Monday (or the day after a holiday), two children ages five through 11 may travel free with a passenger paying any valid fare. No additional ticket is required.

Student Tickets Students who reside in New Jersey and attend elementary or secondary school (through 12th grade) located in New Jersey may travel at a 25 percent discount off adult one-way fares. Student tickets may not be purchased from TVMs. Students should obtain these tickets from their school prior to travel. Student tickets are valid 24 hours daily, for travel to and from all Newark Light Rail stations. (This does not include school field trips, which leave the school with supervisory personnel.) These tickets are for the personal use of the student who purchased them or received them from the school he/she attends. When requested, a student must present a properly completed NJ TRANSIT Student Identification Card issued by appropriate school authorities for examination by Fare Enforcement Officers or other representatives of NJ TRANSIT.

Military Personnel and Their Dependents All military personnel and their dependents will be permitted to purchase transportation at the senior citizen/passengers with disabilities reduced fare rate upon showing their military or military dependent ID card. The following military personnel are entitled to this fare: Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Retired for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Eligible passengers may ride at reduced fare rates on any NJ Transit bus, rail or light rail service at all times, without restriction, upon presentation of authorized identification.

Use Your Rail Pass on Light Rail You can use your NJ TRANSIT monthly or weekly rail pass (imprinted with a zone number) for any light rail trip at no additional charge during the period the pass is valid.

Use Your Bus Pass on Light Rail You can use your NJ TRANSIT bus pass to travel on Newark Light Rail at no additional charge during the period the pass is valid.

Refund Information

Newark Light Rail monthly passes may be refunded. One-way tickets are non-refundable.

Refund requests should be sent to:

NJ TRANSIT Bus-Light Rail Refund Department
One Penn Plaza East, Room 555
Newark, NJ 07105-2246

Monthly passes submitted before the start of the validity period will be refunded at the purchase price. Monthly passes submitted after the start of the validity period will have two full one-way fares deducted from the purchase price for each business day from the start of the validity period to the date of the refund request.

In the event of a Ticket Vending Machine malfunction, an adjustment receipt will be issued from the machine. Adjustment receipts should be mailed to the Bus-Light Rail Refund Department for handling. If no adjustment receipt is issued, report the malfunction by writing the Bus-Light Rail Refund Department.

River Line

River Line Fare Information
Adult One-Way $1.50
    Plus Bus to Philadelphia $2.25
Reduced Fare $0.70
    Plus Bus to Philadelphia* $1.00
Children's One-Way $0.70
Monthly Pass $50.00
    Plus Bus to Philadelphia $88.00
One-Zone Ticket with Transfer $2.15

Proof-of-Payment (POP) River Line light rail system operates as a "proof-of-payment" fare collection system. This policy requires that you have a time-stamped ticket prior to boarding a light rail car and retain your ticket until you leave the station area at your final destination. Under the proof-of-payment fare collection, tickets will not be collected. Passengers should be prepared to show a time-stamped ticket or a monthly pass to a Fare Enforcement Officer if requested. If you do not have a stamped ticket, you will be subject to fines up to $100.

  • Buy It: You must have a time-stamped ticket prior to boarding River Line cars and to enter Pre-Paid Fare Zones on platforms. Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) are located near entrances or on platforms at each station. Information on purchasing and time-stamping tickets is displayed on TVMs. For additional ticketing information, please refer to the Ticket Information poster located near TVMs.

  • Time-Stamp It: You must time-stamp all one-way tickets purchased from TVMs in a Validator Machine before boarding light rail cars. Monthly passes do not require validation. Validator Machines are located near TVMs at each station. To time-stamp your ticket, insert it into the Validator with the print side up and NJ TRANSIT's logo facing to the left. The machine will time stamp your ticket, validating it for a single ride in one continuous direction of travel.

  • Ride It: Once time-stamped, each ticket is good for a single ride in one continuous direction of travel. After you have time stamped your ticket, simply get on board and ride. NJ TRANSIT Fare Enforcement Officers will make random ticket inspections on vehicles and at stations. Remember to keep your ticket handy until exiting your station of destination, as you may be asked to show your ticket more than once during your trip. If you are a senior citizen or a passenger with a disability and present a reduced fare senior citizen/disabled ticket, you must provide a valid ID upon request. See "Reduced Fare Program" below for valid IDs. If you do not have a valid ticket, you will be subject to fines up to $100 pursuant to NJAC 16:87-3.1, and repeat offenders may be subject to criminal theft of service charges.

River Line Ticket Options

The following tickets may be purchased at River Line ticket vending machines:

  • Monthly Passes Unlimited travel on River Line during the month the pass is valid. The more you ride the more you save. Monthly passes for the upcoming month go on sale at 5 p.m. on the 19th day of the preceding month, and may be purchased through the 10th day of the month the pass is valid. Your light rail monthly pass is valid for one zone of travel at no additional charge on NJ TRANSIT buses, NJ TRANSIT bus contract carriers, and local bus routes operated by private carriers that accept NJ TRANSIT bus cards.
  • One Way A single trip on River Line. One-way tickets mush be time stamped just before boarding the train.
  • Reduced Fare Ticket for Seniors and Customers with Disabilities Senior Citizens 62 and older and passengers with disabilities can travel at a reduced fare of one-half the regular one-way fare or less at all times. Senior Citizens 62 and older may be asked to present a valid ID (any ID or document printed with your date of birth and issued by a government, social service, or mass transportation agency) to obtain the reduced fare. Valid ID for Seniors 65 and older also includes the MTA Reduced Fare Card; PA Senior Citizen Transit ID or PACE Card; PATH Senior Fare Card; or Medicare Card. Passengers with disabilities must present an NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare ID or Medicare Card to obtain the reduced fare. For additional information on the Reduced Fare Program or to obtain an application please visit our Reduced Fare page.
  • Children's Fare Children ages five through 11 save 50 percent or more from regular one-way fares at all times. Up to three children ages 4 and under ride free when accompanied by a passenger paying any valid fare.

Family Supersaver On weekends and holidays from 7pm Friday (or the day before a holiday) until 6am Monday (or the day after a holiday), two children ages five through 11 may travel free with a passenger paying any valid fare. No additional ticket is required.

Student Tickets Students who reside in New Jersey and attend elementary or secondary school (through 12th grade) located in New Jersey may travel at a 25 percent discount off adult one-way fares. Student tickets may not be purchased from TVMs. Students should obtain these tickets from their school prior to travel. Student tickets are valid 24 hours daily, for travel to and from all River Line stations. (This does not include school field trips, which leave the school with supervisory personnel.) These tickets are for the personal use of the student who purchased them or received them from the school he/she attends. When requested, a student must present a properly completed NJ TRANSIT Student Identification Card issued by appropriate school authorities for examination by Fare Enforcement Officers or other representatives of NJ TRANSIT.

Military Personnel and Their Dependents All military personnel and their dependents will be permitted to purchase transportation at the senior citizen/passengers with disabilities reduced fare rate upon showing their military or military dependent ID card. The following military personnel are entitled to this fare: Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Retired for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. Eligible passengers may ride at reduced fare rates on any NJ Transit bus, rail or light rail service at all times, without restriction, upon presentation of authorized identification.

Use Your Rail Pass on Light Rail You can use your NJ TRANSIT monthly or weekly rail pass (imprinted with a zone number) for any light rail trip at no additional charge during the period the pass is valid.

Use Your Bus Pass on Light Rail You can use your NJ TRANSIT bus pass to travel on River Line at no additional charge during the period the pass is valid.

Refund Information

River Line monthly passes may be refunded. One-way tickets are non-refundable.

Refund requests should be sent to:

NJ TRANSIT Bus-Light Rail Refund Department
One Penn Plaza East, Room 555
Newark, NJ 07105-2246

Monthly passes submitted before the start of the validity period will be refunded at the purchase price. Monthly passes submitted after the start of the validity period will have two full one-way fares deducted from the purchase price for each business day from the start of the validity period to the date of the refund request.

In the event of a Ticket Vending Machine malfunction, an adjustment receipt will be issued from the machine. Adjustment receipts should be mailed to the Bus-Light Rail Refund Department for handling. If no adjustment receipt is issued, report the malfunction by writing the Bus-Light Rail Refund Department.