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Post your questions about NYC Public transportation here!
« on: August 26, 2016, 05:23:38 PM »

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Re: Questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2016, 06:01:47 PM »
I got a question from ConSwag on Twitter. S/he is staying in Jersey at Tonnele Ave, North Bergen, NJ.
Anyone have a suggestion on how to

I'm staying close to Union City/ Weehacken NJ. just off of 30th st/s. marginal way & Bergenline ave.  I know there's private bus line that runs from that intersection threw the Lincoln tunnel to Port Authority. it cost $3. Does anyone know where that private bus starts the run? 

the reason i'm asking is to see where ConSwag can catch public transportation into the city. I Know ConSwag can uber to the intersection of Bergenline & 30th but am wondering if there's an easier way.

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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2016, 08:06:10 PM »
Hmm do you know where they are exactly?
Also depends on how much they want to spend. They are in a bit of a tough spot.

One (but also expensive) is to get on the Tonnelle Ave Light rail to the Port Imperial stop (4 minutes) and then hop onto the Port Imperial Waterway to 39th Street, which would let off right behind the convention center.
Cons about this though: Almost $12 each way, starts at 6AM weekdays (8 weekends) stops at Midnight (1 on Fri and Sat)
Pros: If timed right only about 15 minutes total commute

Uber probably as cheap as above unless you get hit with rate hikes
I don't know about the bus,  but that would likely be the best option
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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 08:23:08 PM »
a year or two ago i tried to get a cab from weehacken to the javits & was quoted $40-50.  the driver said it was due to the tunnel cost

they're at the medowlands view hotel @ 2750 Tonnele Ave, North Bergen, NJ 07047
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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 09:49:06 PM »
ok no they are not close, but the bus you mentioned seems to be the 190 that lets out at port authority and pick up about a block or two from their hotel
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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 11:03:30 AM »
Just a PSA for anyone traveling from NJ and using the Path. There will not be service between Hoboken and 33rd that weekend. You can got from Hoboken to Newport then 33rd St or go from Hoboken to WTC.
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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 07:30:01 AM »
I'm perplexed at why its so difficult to get from the Medowlands View hotel to Javitz. Isn't it only 3miles away, right across the Lincoln Tunnel? It's sounding like my best bet is to Uber. I'd love to find two or three other people to share this cost. I'd most likely be leaving the hotel early every day to get to Javitz.
BTW, thanks for the help... I'm ConSwag (actually SwagCollector) that Alyssa refers to above...
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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 02:12:26 PM »
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I'm perplexed at why its so difficult to get from the Medowlands View hotel to Javitz. Isn't it only 3miles away, right across the Lincoln Tunnel? It's sounding like my best bet is to Uber. I'd love to find two or three other people to share this cost. I'd most likely be leaving the hotel early every day to get to Javitz.
BTW, thanks for the help... I'm ConSwag (actually SwagCollector) that Alyssa refers to above...
I actually met you on the boat with Leonard in San Diego, Alyssa...

The issue is the amount of traffic you will sit in to enter the Lincoln Tunnel as well as the $12.50 toll to use the tunnel.  Both of these factors will drive up your taxi or uber costs.  That being said, these may be your only options.

That being said, as mllNY mentioned above, it looks like North Bergen Park and Ride is right behind your hotel, although i would recommend 320.  Below is the bus schedule that will drop you off at Port Authority, which is about a 10 minute walk from the Javitz. 

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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016, 07:51:19 AM »
Thanks for the great information!
Looks like the bus option will run me $3.25, one-way, with a short(?) walk to Javitz.
With the early bus arriving in NYC at 5:45ish, that doesn't sound too bad... And it looks like the last bus back to NJ is pretty late- Which gives me time to hang out in NYC for a while, each day.
Since I'm going to have my son with me, all the costs will be x2... The bus is definitely looking like the way-to-go.

Another question:
I'm heading straight to Javitz from JFK Airport on Thursday morning... What do you guys recommend as the quickest/most economical way from the airport to Javitz (priority going to most economical)?

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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2016, 08:14:42 AM »
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Another question:
I'm heading straight to Javitz from JFK Airport on Thursday morning... What do you guys recommend as the quickest/most economical way from the airport to Javitz (priority going to most economical)?

I've seen this bus frequent Penn Station and Port Authority.  Seems reasonably priced and a lot easier than taking the AirTrain to Long Island Railroad to Penn Station and walk, although I have no experience with it.  Perhaps someone else can offer an easier alternative.

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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 11:20:42 AM »
Thanks again! You're a life-saver!
This option seems a bit expensive. If the AirTrain is less expensive, I'll deal with the inconvenience of switching trains/modes-of-transportation. Just gotta figure-out the cost...

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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2016, 11:22:56 AM »
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Thanks again! You're a life-saver!
This option seems a bit expensive. If the AirTrain is less expensive, I'll deal with the inconvenience of switching trains/modes-of-transportation. Just gotta figure-out the cost...

Sure thing!  Here's the info on the AirTrain

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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2016, 02:03:51 PM »
THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!
Half the price for about 20 more minutes of travel time.
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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2016, 05:13:30 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login I know there's a privately owned bus that runs from close to my airbnb to port authority for $3 per trip
my apt is at the intersection of Bergenline ave & 30th street in Union City NJ

I'd be happy to give you more details, if you want.  I'm thinking it's a short urber to your hotel from there
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Re: Post your questions about NYC Public transpotation ?
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2016, 07:41:09 PM »
If North Bergen Park and Ride is right behind my hotel, like You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login says, I think the bus will be the best, inexpensive option.
I'm gonna be in NYC/NJ for 7 days. (Rounding-up & allowing for a couple of spontaneous adventures) I calculate transportation will be approx $200 for me and my son over that time. It could be worse… I'm prepared for a lot of walking...
I already transferred the money to my NYCC savings account- So hopefully no surprises!
What's your transportation plans?