Hi Andrea --- In addition --- you can now take the high speed commuter train into NYC from the new Ramsey Station on Route 17 (very close to Route 202). There is plenty of parking in the parking deck and trains run very often both locally and fast service. I have also taken the park and ride from either Ridgewood or Paramus and the bus into mid-town during commuting hours runs fast and often.
For your reference --- see --- http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainTo for exact public train info. Or --- see --- http://www.njtransit.com and click on the bus link for info bus schedules.
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It's definitely 35 minutes in rush hour whether you take I-287 south to Route 80 or exit earlier on Rt 23 south through Verona or take Rt 46 west near Rt 80. The second route on Rt 23 south is the most direct and may consume less fuel, depending on your exact destination.... more