Jennifer, Home Buyer in Whitehouse Station, NJ

I am moving back to Whitehouse Station and work in NYC. How do most people commute in and is it far?

Asked by Jennifer, Whitehouse Station, NJ Fri Nov 16, 2007

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I actually have been Whitehouse Station my whole life and used the train for 7 years while living in the city. We have trains, bus and of course the greatest invention Route 78 to and from, but does have traffic. If you would like schedule and more conversation about this feel free to contact me at 908-310-1113.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 3, 2013
it takes 40 minutes to drive there on 78E if you drive fast.
one time i made it in 30 minutes.
i was speeding.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 12, 2013
Hi Jennifer!

Whitehouse Station (Readington) is a fantastic place to live as you know! I grew up in WHS and have lived in Hunterdon over 40 years. Two of my children commuted to NYC for several years from Clinton Park & Ride, (non stop bus to NYC). My daughter also tried the train. She found the bus much more direct and faster, but it would be ridiculous for you to drive west to Clinton to go East to NYC. Hunterdon Transbridge has a pick-up in the Bridgewater area, which is on your direct route. You can Park & Ride there. I have a link on Favorites on my website for Hunterdon Transbridge and other commuter info! Please look at the schedule and if you have any questions, feel free contact me!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 15, 2009
Jennifer, The Whitehouse Station train will take you to Newark Penn Station where there is a two minute platform transfer to the NYC train. The train to NYC is about 1 1/4 hours each way and costs about $13 round trip. The train runs every hour on the hour or hal hour? There is also Route 78 which is five minute from the center of Whitehouse Station. Hope this helps. Call me on (908) 581-7780 if I can assist in your home search. Regards, Dan
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 1, 2009
I live in Whitehouse Station with my wife and 3 children. We all love it. My boys can walk to the lake and go fishing - great change from when I grew up in NYC. With that said I think if you are doing it daily you should look at another town - like Summit, Westfield, Montclair or something closer. I used to live in Westfield and liked it very much.

When I go to NYC - about two to four times a month - I drive to Newark, Park and take the path downtown, or NJ Transit to mid-town. Takes about about 45 minutes from my garage to parking in Newark and then another 30 minutes to NYC. Then its a question of whether its 5 or another 30 minutes when you exit the Path/NJ transit. So all in all about 1.5 hours door to door. Not bad for an occasional trip but definitely not something I would do every day.

Good luck and welcome to Whitehouse Station.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 11, 2009
Hi Jennifer - if you're moving back here - you know how beaurtiful it is - You can take the park and ride in Clinton - it is a direct route right into the city. It should take about an hour or so to get in... Of course Molly's post gives you the train routes too. - they are not express..... If you need any help - give me a call (908) 892-8025 -- I'd be happy to help you....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 16, 2009
There are many people from the Whitehouse Station area (and points further west....Lebanon, Annandale, Clinton, High Bridge) who make this commute into NYC. It is a long commute, but at the end of the are coming out to a beautiful part of New Jersey that offers so much more than other parts of the State. For more information on the train line into NYC, visit this website:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 29, 2009
Being a tireless commuter myself. Before I drive into Jersey City and park. (Which will cost $$ in parking fees and make you nuts in traffic) I would...
1. Search out the web for any express commuter busses in your area. These would be faster then trains if they're express.
2. Before going to White House station. Check out the possibility of parking at one of the train stations with more parking Raritan, Bridgewater etc. and going in to the city from there. (Lots more trains.) Parking at NJ transit train stations usually involves some sort of permit or fee. Even ol' White House lot is probably at capacity during the day.
Raritan is pretty much the last stop on that line. Anything west of that will have few and far between trains from 8-9ish till 5AM.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 25, 2007
I think if you must live in the Whitehouse area, your best bet to commute it to take your car to the PATH trains in Newark or Jersey City. The Whitehouse train station is far out on the Raritan Valley line so taking that all the way in will be a long haul. By combining the dirve and PATH, you give yourself some flexbility in your schedule and your route. All in all, though this will not be an easy commute to the city. There are althernatives to Whitehouse Station that offer better commutes and a somewhat similar environment.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 17, 2007
It's going to be a long and beastly commute, whether by train or car. 78 is impossible in the morning, with frequent construction and accidents making it even worse. There are no alternates. I personally would not live that far away from NYC if I had a job that required enduring the morning and evening rush. Too much wear and tear on the soul. The train is not much better, at least an hour and 45 minutes each way. People do it, but they look 55 by the time they are 40. And they never see their kids, at least not awake.

Is there any chance of you picking someplace to live that is closer to your job?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 16, 2007
There is the train station in Whitehouse Station. You can check out it will give you point to point times.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 16, 2007
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