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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.
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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!
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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).
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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