My husband does this exact commute-around the same times. It take him about 30-45 minutes depending on traffic. He can take Rt 9 to the GSP and the Turnpike, which on the way to work there is no toll on the GSP. It is on the South side. I think most of the time, he takes Rt 9 directly to the Turnpike but he could probably take Rt 9 directly to his office in Linden. The traffic has not been nearly as bad as we thought for him, even in the summers. Good luck!