Festivus, Home Buyer in Bridgewater, NJ

What is the best way to commute from Livingston to NYC?

Asked by Festivus, Bridgewater, NJ Mon Jan 4, 2010

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Livingston is a great town, though I have found that daily commuters to NYC usually prefer to live in towns on the Midtown Direct Train line, such as Millburn, Maplewood and South Orange. If you access train schedules on http://www.NJtransit.com and you will see that some of the express morning trains can have you into Penn Station in less than 30 mins. If you want to explore any of these towns - I'd be happy to be of assistance. I live in Maplewood and would love to share what these towns have to offer.

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3 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 4, 2010
Hello Festivus:
To midtown Manhattan there is excellent bus service from various locations in Livingston to Port Authority terminal. It is approximatley 45 minutes to an hour scheduled trip.
Some commuters drive to Newark to connect to NJ Transit train system into Penn Station NY. Another option is to drive to Newark and take the PATH train system into NYC. The PATH has service to lower Manhattan. An option is to drive to Harrison and catch the PATH there which is just one stop out of Newark.

If you need answers any other questions about the Livingston area, contact me via email at George@GWalsh.com
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 4, 2010
Hi All,

I have a question regarding commute from Livingston to NYC. I have some idea about bus commute (coach 77) and Jitney shuttle service from Livingston mall.

Can I get nonresident parking @ near by train stations – Maplewood/ South Orange / Summit / Madison / Chatham? If yes is it easy to get during peak houses (7 to 9 AM)

I heard the all coach 77 buses will not stop in Livingston mall while going to NYC. Is it true?

Thanks in advance.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 19, 2015
Raj, I believe that all coach 77 buses stop at Livingston mall.
& I don't think it's easy to get a non-resident parking during peak hours at the above mentioned train stations.
Flag Thu Oct 22, 2015
Hi Festivus,

As stated in the previous answers, Livingston has lots of options for commuting. It's best to try out a few and see what one works best for you. One other option to consider is carpooling. Many people in the area use this option too!

I have lived in Livingston for many years. If I can help in any way, please contact me.

Carol Eisenstein
Prudential New Jersey Properties
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email carol.eisenstein@prudentialnewjersey.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 8, 2010
Hi Festivus

Well by now you have learned that the only direct public transit from Livingston is the bus.

While the train is an easier commute, please be aware that unless you live in most "train towns", you won't be able to purchase a parking permit, The only exception to that is in S Orange & Montclair, which have NJ transit owned lots. That's the good news - the bad news is the wait list in S. Orange for a permit is several years long. Montclair should have (last time I checked) spaces available, but by the time you drive there, you might as well drive to Harrison and hop on the path train.

Another option is to drive to the new Secauscus station, park there and take the train(ony 1 stop to Penn Station).

Good luck...........let me know if I can be of help!
Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 4, 2010
In Summit, there is no shortage of parking
Flag Tue Nov 5, 2013
Dear Festivus,

Livingston offers great bus service to NYC, but the real commuter's paradise is either Montclair or Millburn. Trains run frequently and can be accessed from several locations. More questions? Please email me at louisenj1@me.com.

Happy New Year (also a holiday for therestofus)

Louise Ozolins
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 4, 2010
Hi Seinfeld Fan:

In addition to the good answers below I would add a couple of other options: The Essex County-run parking deck that is located on Northfield Ave. at the Turtle Back Zoo/Codey Arena is an option for bus commuters - for a fee you can park undercover and catch express busses to NYC. There are also park and ride options at the Livingston Mall, etc.

The other commuting options will really depend if you are working Midtown or Wall St area - some local commuters use ferry service also for downtown locations.

Would love to help! Please feel free to contact me at 877-777-7LIZ (7549) or email liz@lizrabban.com

Liz Rabban
Striker Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 4, 2010
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