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Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go    
Getting There    
Tickets & Fares

NJ TRANSIT is the fast, easy way to travel to Broadway. The Theatre District, home to many Broadway theatres, extends from 42nd Street to 53rd Street, and from Sixth Avenue to Ninth Avenue and includes Times Square. Theatre Row, an area on 42nd Street from Ninth to Eleventh Avenue, is home to many Off-Broadway theatres.

Where Are You Traveling From?

The first step in planning your trip is to determine where to begin your travel. If you're new to NJ TRANSIT, learn about park & ride options, or station details for the closest station to your home or work by visiting our Station Information Page.


Parking at many rail stations and some bus park & ride locations is extremely limited on weekdays until about 6 p.m. If you are traveling before that time, you may wish to have someone drop you off at the nearest station, or use a station with a large parking facility or bus park & ride such as:

  • Metropark Station (Northeast Corridor)
  • Hamilton Station (Northeast Corridor)
  • Ramsey Route 17 Station (Main Line)
  • Montclair State University Station (Montclair-Boonton Line, no service on weekends)
  • Summit Station (Morris & Essex Lines)
  • Bridgewater Station (Raritan Valley Line)
  • Vince Lombardi Park & Ride (no service on weekends) (Bus)
  • Wayne Rt 23 Transit Center/Park & Ride (Montclair-Boonton Line, no service on weekends; Bus)
  • Old Bridge Park & Ride (Bus)
  • Lakewood Terminal (Bus)
  • Toms River Terminal (Bus)
  • North Bergen Park & Ride (Bus)
  • Howell Park & Ride at Strickland Road (Bus)
  • Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride (Bus)
  • Clifton - Allwood Park & Ride (Bus)

Getting Around Manhattan to Broadway

New York City Transit provides a great deal of subway and bus service to and through the Theatre District. Penn Station New York and the Port Authority Bus Terminal are served by NYC Transit's Subway system including the A, C, and E lines that also serve the Theater District. NJ TRANSIT also offers bus service to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal that is served by the Subway A line and serves bus stops in lower Manhattan adjacent to stops on both the C and E lines. For complete information in traveling around Manhattan, visit the NYC Transit website.

Light Rail Convenience

NJ TRANSIT provides light rail service that connects to major rail terminals and bus locations. Customers can travel on the Newark Light Rail that operates service to Newark Penn Station and Newark Broad Street Station, the RiverLINE that provides service to Trenton Transit Center, and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail that serves Hoboken Terminal.


  • Penn Station New York and the Port Authority Bus Terminal are accessible. Customers should check Station Information pages to determine if their boarding location is accessible.

Travel Tips

  • The NJ TRANSIT Mobile App offers more ways to purchase your ticket or pass. Use MyTix, a feature of the app, to buy and display most tickets or passes on your mobile device. For ticket details, visit
  • To save time, buy your return trip ticket before traveling to New York.
  • Valid weekly/monthly rail passes are accepted for free travel on connecting light rail service, as well as bus service.
  • NYC Transit tickets must be purchased separately.
  • Customers using rail tickets must purchase NJ TRANSIT light rail or bus tickets separately for travel. Light rail tickets are available from Ticket Vending Machines at light rail stations. Major bus boarding locations offer Ticket Vending Machines, ticket offices, or customers may pay onboard. Check Station Information or timetables for details on ticketing and fares.
  • Purchase your rail ticket prior to boarding trains. A $5 surcharge applies tickets purchased onboard if ticket vending machines or ticket agents are available.

How to Ride NJ TRANSIT

Riding is easy as long as you know the basics. For travel tips and important information for riding NJ TRANSIT trains, buses, or light rail, click here.