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Traffic & Public Transportation in Monmouth County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Nov 22, 2013
Valerie Vargas answered:
Hello.. Howell is a great town with a fantastic school system... The commute to midtown is typically traveled by bus in this area in about an hour and a half depending in traffic. There are many equally as nice towns that may cut some time off the commute as they are further north , however you will tend to get more for your money in Howell.

If you need any further info about the area, don't hesitate to contact me at 917-217-0599. Good luck! Valerie
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Thu Jul 7, 2011
Gregory Papalcure answered:
Yes, you need a car to get to the bus stop. Nice newer area, homes on small lots...very kid friendly 1 hr commute
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Sat Jan 30, 2010
Joan Congilose answered:
Hi John
There is a bus line from NJ Transit Local 817 that runs through Hazlet & there is also transportation by train from the Hazlet, Middletown or Red Bank Station.
Joan Congilose CRS,GRI, e-Pro
RE/MAX Central
(732) 972-1000 Ext:364
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Fri May 21, 2010
Fxtrdr answered:
I will try my best to help. If you are talking about the small bus stop on RT 9 outside the Shoppes at Old Bridge, then I do know some details. My wife usually commutes from the bus terminus in Old Bridge Township. We live in Morganville and find it easy to just drive to the main stop at Old bridge and commute into the Port Authority from there. You willprobably have a better chance in finding a spot as well. Non residents of Old Bridge townshi can apply at Park America which runs the commuter lot for a permit. The trip into the city is about 1hr. Fairly trouble free.

The cost is about 8.50? from Old bridge. expect to pay about 10 -12 bucks if you are coming from Rt 9 and Texas road. If you are a marlboro/morganville resident..there is a commuter lot next to the Regal Cinemas and I HOP across the way from the shoppes at Old Bridge. Other than that there are no other parking options. The mall doesnt allow commuter parking. Theere is a bus stop outside the I HOP. the bus that goes into the Port Athourity should be #139. The time would be about 1hr and 20 minutes give or take.

hope that helps
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
William Leigh Holt answered:
Janthony23: Commuting times are a personal taste. Some people travel well over two hours one way as a matter of course. The train commute from Trenton to NYC (Penn Station) is about 1:20 hours. If you get on further up the line, obviously less. The ride up to Brooklyn would entail the Verazanno and the BQE. Fearsome at times.

However, the fastest way to approximate this would be Mapquest, who will give you an estimate. Add 2 hours for a traffic jam and you might have a genereal idea.

Public transportation schedules for NJ DOT are available online and, while I've never looked, I would guess that NYC transportation system would also have a schedule there. Alternatively, you might try to contact them directly for the pertinent information. I'm sure they run on a schedule, when they can keep it.

However, the best thing to do is to take a ride or drive during rush hour on a route or routes that you might use, and then you'll know. Remember the web is a simulation and hands-on beats it all to h***.

I know that I would never try to cross the two rivers from most places in NJ on a regular basis.

Lots of luck.

Bill Holt
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Karen Sluyk answered:
Hi Robin

Pending on where in Millstone you are looking/purchasing, you could be close to 195 or Rt 33 which would take you to the NJ Turnpike. There are no close train stations. You could drive up to MetroPark and catch the train from there. Driving into Matawan or Middltetown would take you much longer. There are buses along Rt 33 that will take you in NY. Again depends on what part of Millstone.

Check out the NJ transit website:

Hope this was a bit helpful
Karen Sluyk
Peninsula Realty Group
732-567-7152 cell
732-530-7755 office
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Thu May 12, 2016
William Morris answered:
There has always been a "lottery drawing" type application for parking stickers at the LS train station.
However, with the current economy, there are spaces available as of this past week.
Good luck!
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Fri Apr 3, 2009
John Sacktig answered:
House Hunter -

Yes, many commute by doing exactly that. Drive to the train or take the Bus!
The commute is not too bad.

Email me for details and train information. I have full schedules and stops in my office and I will forward the different options.

John Sacktig
Broker / Manager
Orange Key Realty
Office: 732-863-6969
Cell: 732-213-1409
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Tue Jul 28, 2009
John Sacktig answered:
It depends on your time of departure. Route 9 can get a bit messy in the 7:30 - hour. It also depends upon your mode of transprotation. The bus is comfortable, but an take some time in the evening rush hour. As with anything else timing is everything. What time do you need to be in the city and how do you want to do it?

Email me for more information. I will openingthe new Orange Key Realty office in Marlboro / Manalapan and I can help with some insight to the commute with your options.

John Sacktig
Broker / Sales Associate
Orange Key Realty
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Mon Mar 15, 2010
Paulag answered:
There is a train station in Bradley Beach and another in Asbury Park. Both towns are very close (about 5 minutes away, by car). Depending on where in Ocean Grove, you could walk to the Asbury train stop. I have been told it is a 1.5 hour train ride to Manhattan, but I'm sorry to say I don't know the cost. ... more
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Tue Mar 18, 2008
Thomas McCormack answered:
The ferry terminals at Highlands & Atlantic Highlands ( and Belford/Middletown (New York Waterway all provide parking to passengers as part of the ticket.

Parking at New Jersey Transit stations varies... your best bet is to check out their website ( for specific information including rates for the stations that are of interest to you.

Hope that helps!

Thomas McCormack
Sales Associate
Resources Real Estate | 112 E River Rd | Rumson | NJ | 07760
732-212-0440 x212 |
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