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Commuting in Warren

Judith Weiniger

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

Dec 5 5 minutes read

Warren, New Jersey, a town in Somerset County with a recorded population of 16,029 based on the 2017 census and was among CNNMoney.com’s Best places to live in the United States (2009). Warren is definitely a top choice for families who wanted to enjoy living in the beautiful Somerset County and still be close enough to the city. 

With the growing opportunities available in NYC, people from all over flock to the city for jobs but prefers to live in the suburbs of New Jersey than choose to live in the city with its high rental price and even higher mortgage for homes.

By Bus

Lakeland Bus Lines will take you directly to New York with different schedules throughout the day.

Bus Route 78 - Eastbound to New York (AM Schedule)

Bus Route 78 - Westbound from New York (PM Schedule)

By Train

There are several train stations that locals can take the train from in travelling to NYC.

Summit Station, Lyons Station, Dunellen Station, and Secaucus Junction Station.

Look up schedules from Summit Station to NYC Penn Station here

“I like to drive to the path, or commute from Summit.” -Cathy C. 

“Summit train station is best for direct route to NYC.” -Carol

“My daughter takes the train from either Summit or we drive her to Secaucus, because there are so many trains and it’s about a 10-15 in trip to Penn Station NYC.” -Judy Weiniger

“Trains from Lyons and Summit stations work for our family.” -Cathy G. 

"My daughter takes the train every Saturday from Summit. Parking is free on the weekends. It usually runs every hour and takes about an hour to get there." - Marydenise A.

"Once you try Secaucus, you'll never go to Newark again. Affordable, safe and convenient parking, commute to Secaucus is almost equal to the commute to Newark and train ride is faster." - Cath H.

"Uber to Morristown for $15.00 Take the Morristown Train to Penn Station for $25.50 roundtrip per person." - Steve W.

 

Park and Ride

Warren Township residents who commute between Warren and the NY Port Authority Bus Terminal can park in the Parking Deck of Building 300 of the Warren Corporate Center off King George Road near I-78 Exit 36 and take an express bus connecting the Township to PANY.

“I never took the bus from here, but park & ride in Secaucus is awesome, because there are so many trains. Next best is Summit.” -Lauren G. 

“While it is more expensive, when I go to the city, I tend to drive and park in Secaucus. You avoid traffic at both tunnels and tons of trains go through Secaucus.” -Jonathan W.

"I have been commuting to the city for 18 years. For many years I worked part time hours so my choices were limited. I drive to Newark by 78 or 22 and take NJ Transit to Penn Station." - Christine G.

"During off-peak hours, you can drive into Hoboken (45 mins), and then you can take Path into either midtown or Wall Street (20 mins). There is a parking garage one block from HBK Path. I like this option because you’re not stuck to the infrequent NJ transit local train schedules on weekends and off peak." - Luis A.

By Car

Drive

There are several routes that you can take when driving to the city.

Via I-78 Express with Phillipsburg/Newark Expy (fastest route despite the usual traffic) 39.8 miles - 1hr 12 mins driving time

Via I-95 (some traffic, as usual) - 49.2 miles 1hr 13 mins driving time

Via I-95 S (some traffic, as usual) - 50.2 miles 1hr 22 mins driving time

"My husband drives to Harrison and hops on the path to downtown/wall street area. Takes about 1 hour, 10 min for him to get from Warren to NYC office and visa versa.” -Judy Weiniger

“We either drive to the city or take the train from Summit.” -Sarena I.

"My husband drives to Manhattanville in the mornings leaves at 5 so hits no traffic, takes 45 min. Coming home, tries to leave by 4 which will take an hour, anything later most likely hour and a half. If he has to go to a different office that is accessible by train, he drives to Summit first and takes the train in." - Courtney V.

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