New York City is only 1 mile across the Hudson River on the George Washington Bridge. No matter where you are in Bergen County, Manhattan is no more than a half hour’s drive without traffic.
Because we are so close to NYC, a lot of us commute to work in The Big Apple. In fact, the NYC commute is often the #1 concern of home buyers.
While Covid changed things, New York City is opening up. As a result, the currently reduced commuting schedules will soon be back to pre-pandemic levels.
Take a look at this map. It shows how close we are to Manhattan:
Commuting options depend on your location. Most Bergen County residents use the Turnpike Express bus or train. Those who live along the eastern edge use the ferry. There’s a jitney bus along Route 4 plus HIP (private bus company). Here are their websites:
- New Jersey Transit
- Coach USA
- New Jersey Access Link – Also from New Jersey Transit – Expressly for people with disabilities who cannot use regular public transportation
- Route 4 Jitney Bus
JITNEY BUS SERVICE
Jitney buses are another private bus service to Manhattan in NYC. They travel on Route 4 back and forth from the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal. You can take subways downtown once you’re in this Upper West Side terminal.