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Rob,  in Old Bridge, NJ

what is the best way to commute to NYC from colts neck?

Asked by Rob, Old Bridge, NJ Fri Jul 2, 2010

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Dana Lewis’ answer
You have a few options, by car you can jump on Rt 18 to Rt 9 to Parkway or Take Rt 34 N to parkway. Take the train from Matawan, which is north on Rt 34. It depends where in Colts Neck you are starting from.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 23, 2012
The four ways to commute to NYC from Colts Neck are:

The North Jersey Coast Line train from either Little Silver or Middletown,
The Bus from either Lincroft or The PNC center,
The ferry from the Highlands area, or
Driving via the Garden State Parkway.

Each one has pros and cons:

The train is probably most cost-effective, but also most time-consuming.
The bus is good but you have to wait outside for the bus to arrive,
and in bad weather or summer Fridays, the traffic is bad.
The ferry is fastest, but probably most expensive.
Driving is good, you don't have to live by a schedule, and if there is
no traffic, your commuting time will be the best. The negatives are,
between gas, tolls, parking once you get to NY, and wear and tear
it could be very costly, not to mention the stress of driving in each day.

It really boils down to each person's individual preference,
but those are your choices.
Good luck, I hope you find the one that is right for you!
Frank Rizzo
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 25, 2013
Where do you get the ferry in New Jersey and how much does it cost?
Flag Fri Dec 4, 2015
up Route 34 to Lloyd Road and then onto the parkway or take the ferry from the Atlantic Highlands if you work on the tip of Manhattan
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Mar 25, 2013
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Neighbors Drive into Brooklyn.We have taken the train from Matawan into Penn Station.

Best regards,
Carol Donatelli,CRS
Certified Residential Specialist
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 4, 2010
Train from Matawan or Red Bank or Academy bus from Lincroft or PNC

If you have other questions about Colts Neck please let me know. I am both a resident of CN and a local Realtor.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 2, 2010

I am a big fan of ferry service, and have traveled on both Seastreak (Highlands and Atlantic Highlands) and NY Waterways (Belford) many times. However, few commuters from Colts Neck actually travel by ferry. By the time you drive from Colts Neck to one of the ferry docks, then commute to NY, you can hit 1.5hr commute time, depending upon where in NYC you will travel. The ferry is pricier than train or bus, also. I am a huge fan of the ferry, but find that most of the ferry commuters are living in towns closer to the NJ ferry docks.

If you live in Colts Neck and need to commute to the city, you can use the NYC bus, and park your car in the lot at GSP Exit 109.

The most popular form of public transportation from Colts Neck is probably the train or driving. Middletown train station is easily accessible. A few Colts Neck residents do catch the train at Little Silver or Red Bank.

Part of your decision may be guided by where you will travel in the City. If you are commuting to lower Manhattan/Wall Street, don't rule the ferry out, but perhaps make a dry test run from the Colts Neck location to the ferry dock.

Welcome to Colts Neck!! Thumbs up and raving reviews for Colts Neck!!

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Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
Train from Middletown or Hi speed ferry from Highlands Seastreak! Or drive GSp.
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