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Old 07-03-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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I'll be living in Weehawken, NJ, but I'd obviously like to go out on the weekends and I have found that the bus and ferry schedules kinda end earlier on in the night. My new neighbor here was giving me advice on everything and he mentioned to never take a taxi from Manhattan to New Jersey because he said there is a $40 flat fee for crossing a state border. Because this sounded awfully ridiculous I wanted to get confirmation on that fact here.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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yup, at least $40. you have to factor in the GW bridge toll
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Since you said you are living in Weehawken, you'd take the Lincoln tunnel.

It used to be like this: You get picked up somewhere in Manhattan...fare is ticking until you hit the tunnel. Taxi driver stops meter, writes down that amount (Your NY amount). Starts meter again until you reach your destination and doubles that portion of your fare.

This is an example

e.g. NY portion of fare $12
NJ portion of fare $28 (meter said $14, you double that amount)
Lincoln Toll $5 (I think...it's been a long time)

So....you are already at $45 and you didn't even tip yet.

I used to live in North Bergen back in the day. I used to party like a rock-star so I used to take cabs a lot. LOL!

Good Luck,
Shanny
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Oh, just to add. Legally, NYC cabs cannot pick someone up if hailed. A lot of NYC cab drivers hate going to Newark because they can't bring a fare back into the city. That's why they double the fare.

GL!
Shanny
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Would it be worth taking the PATH to jersey then taking a cab from Hoboken?
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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There is late night NJT Bus service from NY to Weehawkin on the 128 bus up Blvd East and 159/156 up New York Ave. It would be a lot cheaper than taxis and these buses run 24 hours a day
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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I would suggest taking the PATH to Hoboken and then taking a cab from there (which would be cheap, probably less than $10). Or take the NJT bus.

As others mention, a cab would be at least $40, maybe $50, and unlike NYC and Westchester a cab doesn't have to take you to NJ (except for Newark Airport), so you can sometimes have a cabbie refuse to take you. It's a pain.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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I think that the NJT bus lines mentioned have their last departure in the 1:00am or so slot.

If returning after the last bus departure: Path to Hoboken and if you don't live too far from the Hoboken border maybe walk it from there or else take a Cab.

If you're returning home before the last bus departure, obviously then the bus all the way.
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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About the NJT on the Blvd East buses 128/165/6 These buses run on the half hour all night between 1:30- 5:30am and more feq service after that time on weekdays and 6:30 am weekends
and on the 159 there is buses at 1:40 2:50 and 3:30 am and then 5AM Weekdays 6:30 am on Sat and 7:05am on Sunday
and on the 156 There is one bus at 2:10 am

And the buses board on the lower level
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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About the NJT on the Blvd East buses 128/165/6 These buses run on the half hour all night between 1:30- 5:30am and more feq service after that time on weekdays and 6:30 am weekends
and on the 159 there is buses at 1:40 2:50 and 3:30 am and then 5AM Weekdays 6:30 am on Sat and 7:05am on Sunday
and on the 156 There is one bus at 2:10 am

And the buses board on the lower level
"Derrrrrrr to me" and you're so right: I stand corrected as I read the bus schedules wrongly - my sincere apologies.

I missed those other AM times by only reading the very bottom of those bus schedules and not seeing the other early AM times on top.
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