I just moved to Dover, NJ about a month ago. For the month of August I tried the NJ Transit line, which is anywhere between about 80 mins ONE WAY. From there, depending on where you work from Penn Station it could take you another 20 mins to get to your job, therefore my commute, door to door, is 2 hours one way. On the way home it has been pretty difficult, most of the time the trains are delayed or on stand by. I try to catch the 620 train which gets me to Dover at approx 7:45 (with no delays). The good thing is you get to read, watch movies, or even nap.
This month I'm trying the driving option. The drive is about half an hour to the Path Station (in Harrison). I left at 6:30 from Dover and reached work at about 8AM. I'm just worried about the drive home and all the traffic on 280W/80W. Don't let Realtors paint false pictures. It is a long commute, some people can't stand it and some can. That's up to you. I personally do not mind it.... more
I don't know about the bus, but I would take the train from peapack/Gladstone and then get off in Newark and take the PATH train. You don't need to take a bus from Newark. Train from Gladstone is very long, though. O... more
The parking is free at the Beverwyck Road/ Route 46 parking lot however the lot fills early so I recommend the lot at the Mt Arlington Shopping Center, which is about 1 mile west of Beverwyck Road. The bus does a jug handle and picks up passengers in front of the IHOP so there is no need for pedestrians to cross Route 46. Another great mass transportation spot in Parsippany is the new Waterview Park and Ride on Route 46, a few miles west of Beverwyck Road, near Cherry Hill Road, the lot is right next door to the Parsippany Police station
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Oh good point Debbie, train station parking is definitely a consideration. Denville has a large parking lot but not sure on the wait list. I can walk to Morris Plains station so I forget about parking!... more
An option is to take Bus 194 from High Street to Port Authority, then subway C to Spring St and walk from there. Check out NJ Transit site for itinerary and ticket options: http://www.njtransit.com. You can type into From: Butler, NJ To: Canal Street, NY. For pricing, you can click on Ticket Options or call NJ Transit. Hope this helps! Elisa... more
Smoke Rise is a great gated community. It is worth looking into. Lynda was right about where you might be located in the community. It can take 10 minutes just to get out into the real world.
From there, Rt 287 is a straight shot to the Tap. A good estimate: 45 minutes with no trafic, an hour when heading to work... more
Pam, you'd have to get on Rt 280 East (10- 15 min depending on where you are in Montville), and that would then take you into Jersey City or Harrison - at least a solid 30 min ride (OR MORE) during rush hour.
Are you considering any other towns?
E. Hanover, Livingston, W. Orange, Roseland........ are just a few that are closer to the Rt 280 corridor.
Please let me know if I can be of help!
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Regarding parking at the Morris Plains train station (which is ridiculously small considering it is on a major commuter route in a highly populated area), Debbie's suggestion sounds like a great one because my understanding is there is a waiting list, besides the fact, like she mentioned, that you have to be a resident of Morris Plains.... more
Hi, just in-case your you are still looking for a fast route, and if your like me hate traffic I can give a suggestion, but I am assuming your not going anyplace near rt 10 since you want to avoid it. so take 206 south make a left onto pottersville rd go to the end, make a left onto main at the Gladstone tavern, go to the stop sign make right and fast left wich puts you on mountain that goes pass Gill and turns in to Roxiticus rd wich brings you out just above Sammy's on 24, make a right onto 24 east /county 510 or main st all the above names work for me so take your pick, make a right at the 2nd light in Mendham onto tempiwick rd, go to till get to jocky hollow, take jocky hollow rd all the way through and you will come out behind the the court house in Morristown. Now during the school year this route is best when there is heavy traffic on 24. When i take this to the starbucks in chester from center of morristown its about 1/2 hr for me
Actually, I worked in both Bridgewater and Woodbridge and currently live in Chester Township. During rush hour, there are multiple parallel routes through Mendham that will take you directly to Bridgewater. Many people in Chester work for Aventis, JnJ, and Merck.
My average commute time from Chester through Mendham to Bridgewater was about 25 minutes during rush hour.... more
I could list many options for you right now, but to know exactly what your best route that will work best for you would be looking at it in a glance. First go to mapquest put in your A to B route just to get a glance what your traveling route looks like. Then go to the port Authority website which I would google so you could find exactly what you are looking for. Even check out the closet train station to you whch you could also check out on mapquest and check out the differet routes and times. You could even print out the schudule. With all your research you should be able to find which route will work best for you. Feel free to contact me with anyother questions. Have a great day!
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You will have several choices depending on whether you will want to drive a short distance 1st and if you prefer the train or bus. A bus does stop at the light on Ringwood Ave frequently, or you can drive to the station at Route 23/46 for a direct. There are also train stations nearby. Best recommondation is to check out NewJerseyTransit .com http://www.njtransit.com/hp/hp_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=HomePageTo
Great luck and Happy 2010... more
Rte 23 transit center in Wayne, Nj is best. Trust me. I tried them all. It is about a 6-9 mile drive from Montville, depending on where you live. Buses run consistently and takes about 35-40 minutes to get into the Port Authority.... more