Regardless of where I'm going in the city I always take the George Washington Bridge becausue of the access and ease of Rt 208 to Rt 4 and from there I make my way accross town or down the West side Highway. Now depending on the time you're traveling you will have traffic. Route 208 at certain times in the morning and evening commutes can be a pain however that's the case most everywhere if you travel at peek times. As long as I'm not going at rush hour in or out then its 20-30 minutes for sure. I do it ALL the time!
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Patricia J. Lawler
Peter was correct on the NY Express buses, and Oakland would be the quickest with plentiful parking. The bus leaves around 7:05 a.m. from Oakland and leaves Manhattan around 5:30 p.m.with a one hour commute. The closest trains would be the stations in Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Fairlawn ... or Hawthorne, which runs a different line. Many people drive the route each day from Franklin Lakes and surrounding areas and actually prefer it to public transportation. Outside of rush hour traffic and any unforeseen accidents/hazards, the trip takes about 40 minutes from Franklin Lakes to Manhattan. There has been some discussion over the years at the town levels in Oakland, Franklin Lakes, and Wyckoff to convert the freight lines back over to commuter lines, but may take several more years to see that change, due to the numerous goverment sectors involved in this process. Visit my website for community and commuter information for Northwest Bergen County, home of Franklin Lakes.