New Jersey Transit
NJ Transit buses are available at the 2nd stop from Tonnelle Avenue Station for NJT Bus Numbers 23, 158, and 159
One great way to get around the area when you live at Port Imperial is the New Jersey Transit bus lines. We are fortunate to be located near key public transportation routes, making it quick and easy to get wherever you need to go in New York and New Jersey. It also eliminates or lessens the need to have a car while living here to save you money and traffic hassles!
Service from Port Imperial
From Port Imperial, you can access NJ Transit buses at the second stop from the Tonnelle Avenue Station. This route services NJ Transit bus numbers 23, 158, and 159.
The Tonnelle Avenue Station is on Tonnelle Avenue at 51st Street, and there are four ticket vending machines here. One is next to the crew quarters in the parking lot, two are next to the walkway in the parking lot, and one is on the northbound side of Tonnelle Avenue. The rail platform here is a pre-paid ticket zone, which means you’ll need to purchase and validate your ticket before accessing the station’s platform. The NJ Transit Light Rail is also accessed at the second stop from the Tonnelle Avenue Station. Passengers headed towards Hoboken on weekdays can hop on the bus between 5:35am and 8:52pm.
The Route 23 bus services North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, Weehawken (Port Imperial HBLR Station and NY Waterway Ferry Terminal), and Hoboken, with intermediate points along the way. If you’re headed towards North Bergen on a weekday, for example, the bus service runs between the 4:24pm and 8:18pm.
Since this is an exact-fare line, you’ll need to have exact change when you board the bus because drivers don’t carry change. The Zone 1 fare is $1.60, the Zone 2 fare is $2.55, and the transfer rate is $0.75. Discounts are available for children and seniors. You should also know that this route does not operate on certain holidays, including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving Day.
You can also use Bus 158 when you live at Port Imperial, and this bus services Fort Lee, Edgewater, North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, Weehawken, and New York at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. This is a busy route that has service on weekdays and weekends, and the Weehawken Port Imperial Ferry Terminal stop is just two stops away from the NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal. You can get to NYC from our local bus pickup in about 15-20 minutes on this route.
Since this is a full-service line, the bus driver will make change in the form of $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills, as well as coins. However, exact change is always appreciated. If you’re only taking the bus within New Jersey, the cash fare is $1.60 to $2.55, depending on whether you’re traveling in Zone 1 or 2. If you’re going to or from New York, the adult cash fare is $3.50 for Zone 2 and $4.50 for Zone 3. See the NJ Transit website for details about when this bus operates on holidays, such as Presidents’ Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve.
The third bus that you can catch from your new home at Port Imperial is the Route 159 bus. This route services Fort Lee, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Edgewater, North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, and New York at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It runs on both weekdays and weekends. You can catch the bus from the Port Imperial Light Rail Station or Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken. Your ride from the light rail station to the NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal takes about 15-20 minutes.
This is also a great route to catch connections to various other bus lines at Fairview and Union City. Maps for the 159 local route and 159R River Road express route in Fort Lee can be found on the NJ Transit website. This is a full-service route where you can get change for your fare, if necessary. The cash fares within New Jersey are $1.60 or $2.55, and the fares to and from New York $3.50 or $4.50 per adult, depending on the zone.
If you plan to take the bus frequently while living at Port Imperial, we suggest downloading the NJ Transit mobile app to plan your routes and stay up-to-date on any possible service interruptions. You might also want to look into the Hudson Go Pass because it has a bus/light fail/ferry travel option that adds flexibility to your travel options and helps you avoid congestion in the tunnel and at the bus terminal.
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