Why hassle with gas, traffic, tolls and parking? What kind of vacation is that? Start enjoying your trip to the shore the moment you get on an NJ TRANSIT train or bus.
TRAIN TO THE JERSEY SHORE
Enjoy a shorter trip and one-seat ride to the Jersey Shore with our Shore Express. The express trains depart Penn Station New York at 9:01 am and 10:01 am, stopping at Secaucus Junction, Newark Penn Station, Elizabeth, Rahway, Aberdeen-Matawan, Red Bank, Long Branch, Asbury Park, Bradley Beach, Belmar, Spring Lake, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head without having to change trains in Long Branch. Return express trips will depart Bay Head at 4:54 pm and 6:54 pm. This express service operates on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays starting on Sunday, June 26 through Saturday, September 10.
On weekdays, NJ TRANSIT operates one-seat rides between Bay Head and New York during morning and evening peak commuting hours.
NJ TRANSIT also operates additional trains between Long Branch and Bay Head on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
See train schedule here.
SAVE UP TO $5.00 WITH AN NJ TRANSIT BEACH PACKAGE
Get your round-trip train ride and beach pass for Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach and Belmar. Beach Packages are now available from all NJ TRANSIT rail stations except Atlantic City Rail Line stations. The cost is the round-trip fare plus $3.50.
Customers may use the transportation portion of the beach package for connecting travel from other rail lines to North Jersey Coast Line trains.
Beach Packages go on sale Friday, May 27 at 7:00 am through Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 and on the following three Fridays: June 3, 10, and 17 at 7:00 am and throughout the weekends. Beach Packages will be sold daily thereafter from Saturday, June 18 through Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016. Packages can be purchased from ticket agents and Ticket Vending Machines. When purchasing your package from a Ticket Vending Machine, choose Beach/Monmouth Park Packages and then select Beach Package. Beach Packages cannot be purchased on board trains or with the NJ TRANSIT Mobile App.
Tickets are non-transferable and will be confiscated if altered in any manner. No step-ups or stopovers are permitted. Beach package transportation and beach admission tickets are non-refundable.
Please refer to schedules for specific train departures
BUSES TO JERSEY SHORE
Get to where the fun is on a bus to Seaside Heights/Seaside Park, Island Beach State Park, Atlantic City, Wildwood or Cape May.
Look for this icon on bus route displays for buses serving the shore.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS - SEASIDE PARK
|From||Bus Route No.
|New York Port Authority Bus Terminal (Direct daily service June 20 - September 7)
|Newark Penn Station (Direct daily service June 20 - September 7)
|Journal Square Transportation Center Jersey City (Direct daily service June 20 - September 7)
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK
Take Bus Route No. 137 from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York and let the driver know to continue on from Seaside Park to Island Beach State Park. Service operates June 20 - September 7, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays only.
WILDWOOD AND CAPE MAY
Get to the shore from Philadelphia and South Jersey. Express bus service operates during the summer season, June 25th to September 5th (Labor Day) between Philadelphia, Wildwood and Cape May. Save more than 25% when you buy tickets at the new promotional round-trip fare. A round-trip ticket at the promotional fare is $30 between Philadelphia and Wildwood and $33 between Philadelphia and Cape May.
Round-trip promotional tickets must be purchased at Philadelphia Greyhound Bus Terminal, Philadelphia 30th Street Station (TVMs) or Wildwood Terminal and are good for up to 10 days from and including the date of sale. Bus operators are not able to issue these round-trip tickets on the bus. Regularly priced one-way and round-trip tickets are also available and do not have an expiration date.
New this year, the 316 Bus Route will include a stop at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, allowing easy connections with Amtrak's Keystone Line and SEPTA services for fun, getaway trips to the shore. In addition, we have added a stop at the Gloucester Premium Outlet in Blackwood.
|Philadelphia (30th Street Station, Greyhound Bus Terminal)||316 (June 25 - September 5)
|Camden (Walter Rand Transportation Center)||316 (June 25 - September 5)
|Blackwood (Gloucester Premium Outlet)||316 (June 25 - September 5)
NOTE: Bus Route No. 316 operates daily seasonal service to Wildwood and Cape May, June 25 - September 5 (Labor Day). Service to Wildwood and Cape May is available daily year-round on Bus Route Nos. 313/315.
ATLANTIC CITY, WILDWOOD AND CAPE MAY (Daily)
NJ TRANSIT offers a variety of bus service and connections to Atlantic City for nightlife, dining, shopping and FREE beach access. Bus Route No. 319 provides seasonal express service from Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City to Atlantic City, with limited stops in Jersey City, Newark, and Toms River. A special round-trip excursion ticket is available for $42, valid for 10 days from date of sale. Click the route number listed below for schedule information.
|Port Authority Bus Terminal (New York)||319 (Daily June 25 - September 5)
ATLANTIC CITY (Daily)
|Newark Penn Station||319
|Journal Square Transportation Center (Jersey City)||319
|Philadelphia (Greyhound Bus Terminal)||551
|Camden (Walter Rand Transportation Center)||551
NOTE: Additional Express Service available June 25 - September 5 (Labor Day). Schedules are subject to change. Consult a timetable for express service to and from your destination. Service to Cape May begins on June 25 and ends on September 5, 2016.
Get bus schedules.