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1. Posted by dyalgs (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

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Hi Guys,

Im off to New York next week, and have really been struggling on finding an appropiate hotel. We've found a good one at the end of the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen. Its the Days Inn.

How difficult is it catching public transport to and from Manhattan?
We also plan to sample the nightlife in Manhattan, so is there public transport that can get us back to the hotel late at night or in the early hours of the morning?

Thanks for the help.

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

I'm not from the area, but from looking online I'd say you'd want to take New Jersey Transit Bus #320 to Port Authority Bus Terminal. It will leave from the North Bergen Transit Station which is located at the intersection of Route 3 West and I-495 East - very close to your hotel. If you want to go other places in the city a different bus could work better, but from Times Square (near Port Authority) you can catch the subway pretty much anywhere. Looks like this bus comes back until 3 or 4 am most days except Sunday. You can look at the schedule and figure out fares (it confused me a bit, but you can definitely get a pass for more than one trip, which is probably a good idea) online at www.njtransit.com. Best of luck with your trip!
-K

3. Posted by jth70 (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y

that is it, 320 is the one that gos to circaucus also.... it only rons till 1am for what I know, but I might be wrong..

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 15, 2007, at 4:26 PM by jth70 ]

4. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 9y

Whoops, I did a bad job of reading the schedule. You are right, it only runs until 1ish. Late at night a cab might be your best bet - could be a little pricey, but public transport is really spaced out and it can be a little hard to figure out what is running and what isn't.

5. Posted by Calcruzer (Moderator 1989 posts) 9y

Also, consider the ferry. It leaves from Weehauken, NJ (which is only about three blocks from the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel). Also, your ferry ticket entitles you to take the ferry buses which run east to west and west to east down 42nd street, 50th street, 34th street, or to take the bus to downtown.

6. Posted by blaiz (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

wow im actually looking at the very same thing right now, though ive gotten a bit lazy and will resume tommorow, heh.

the hotel i looked at is a little more into the city but once you get back id really appreciate what comments/suggestions you might have.

hope youre having fun!

7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

I used to stay in Rutherford a lot and take the NJ Transit buses into the city. It's good, except it can be pretty slow during rush hour due to the traffic into the tunnel. If you want to stay late night, though, you are out of luck. Cabs are EXPENSIVE to cross into Jersey. You might want to stay out late, spend a couple hours after the club closes wandering around or getting a bite at a 24 hour restaurant, and catching the first bus back to the hotel and sleeping during the day.

The other option, if you can find something, is to stay along the PATH lines. The PATH, which runs from Manhattan from two lines at the WTC and mid-town into New Jersey runs 24 hours, and costs $1.50. You can pay with a Metrocard that you can use on the subways as well. Look for places to stay in Newark, Jersey City or Hoboken. Because it runs 24 hours, you can stay out as late as you want.

Enjoy NYC,
Greg

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 23, 2007, at 7:11 AM by GregW ]