How long is the commute into Manhattan from Bethlehem, via which mode? I am thinking of doing is 3x per week.

Asked by Jeff, Chicago, IL Wed Jul 30, 2008

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, , Allentown, PA
Tue Dec 9, 2008
I you don't mind the traffic and driving the ride in is about an hour and a half with "normal traffic. There are plenty of connecting routes into route 78 which takes you to NY from PA. The bus ride tends to be closer to 2 hours with the frequent stops that Trans Bridge makes in the western part of NJ and in Easton.
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Frances Flynn…, , State College, PA
Sun Nov 23, 2008
There is also a bus in Bethlehem from Mechanic Street in South Bethlehem. The buses are quite comfortable ... last time I was there I saw a notice about a wireless system being installed. The hour and a half commute is quite comfortable ... keep your eyes open for my favorite Transbridge driver ... his name is Sean and he is very sweet!
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John E. Mann, , Wind Gap, PA
Wed Jul 30, 2008
One can pick up a Trans-Bridge bus at either the Trans-Bridge terminal off of Schoenersville Road and Route 22 or at the "Park and Ride" located at Route 33 and William Penn Highway. One needs to purchase the bus ticket (monthly is easier) at the Trans-Bridge terminal itself. In theory, the commute to either the Port Authority or the Financial Center is an hour and a half. In reality, it is usually closer to two hours.

If you were to drive yourself, depending on where in Manhattan you need to commute to, it would take between two to two and a half hours.

There is no train service from the Lehigh Valley to Manhattan. Your best option would be to drive to a New Jersey Transit station that has fairly frequent service, such as Summit, and take the train from there. That would take you to Hoboken, from where you could get either a Path train or a ferry over to Manhattan.

Hope that helps.

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Michael D De…, , 18969
Wed Jul 30, 2008
It shouldn't be too bad of a commute. It's a pretty straight shot on route 78. I would depend on where in Bethlehem and where in Manhatten but I would say about an hour. Maybe a little more with traffic. Check mapquest for more exact distances and routes. Good luck to you!

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