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Old 03-25-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Rahway
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I am comtemplating moving to the Lyndhurst, Rutherford, East Rutherford area and want to commute to NYC using the bus service.

According to Google maps I can be in the city in 30-40 mins, but I want to know the actual commute time during rush hour from people who actually do so daily.

I don't want to look at trains because I don't want to change trains at Seacaucus.

Would commuters recommend using the bus from these areas to NYC? How frequent and reliable is the service?

Thanks.
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Rutherford
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Consult the bus schedules at njtransit.com. But you can't get an exact commute time without specific addresses on both ends.

It's no. 190 for Rutherford - don't know re: the other towns.

It will make a huge difference if the towns are also served by private lines. Where I live, they're so frequent that my husband and I use them almost exclusively and don't even have to think about schedules - we just go to the bus stop and within 5 minutes some bus or other will come. I don't know how you can find out if they exist in your target towns unless you talk to people who already live there. Many of the bus companies don't have websites or printed schedules.
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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30-40 is a conservative estimate, many days will be quicker--remember they go right through the bus lanes and don't have to sit in traffic like everyone else.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Google is off , maybe during off peak hours , but due to heavy congestion , it takes a min of 1 hr during peak hours , but one accident and its gird locked. The Train would be better , and you don't have to buy 2 tickets , only one, takes about 40 mins flat every day, rush hour can be as low as 30 mins. Although it depends on the engineer.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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Consult the bus schedules at njtransit.com. But you can't get an exact commute time without specific addresses on both ends.

It's no. 190 for Rutherford - don't know re: the other towns.

It will make a huge difference if the towns are also served by private lines. Where I live, they're so frequent that my husband and I use them almost exclusively and don't even have to think about schedules - we just go to the bus stop and within 5 minutes some bus or other will come. I don't know how you can find out if they exist in your target towns unless you talk to people who already live there. Many of the bus companies don't have websites or printed schedules.
at route 3 between Lyndhurst and Rutherford you can also get the 192 bus or the 191 or 195 to NYC(offpeak) Along Ridge Road, Decamp Bus operate service to NYC
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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The 190 from Rutherford takes about 50min to an hour to get to port authority from the earlier stops in Rutherford, union and jackson aves on the way to NY. On the way home it takes about 40 min to get to the same stop and about 20-30 to get to the first stop on Orient Way. As you can see, it depends where you get on the bus as it usually takes 10-15 min to get through Rutherford if you are the earlier/last stop closer to route 21 on union ave.

This is on normal days as traffic accidents and unusally things slow things down but I would say they are pretty rare.
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Old 03-26-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Rahway
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From the replies it sure seems Google might be giving off-peak time (even though I did include the time in my search critieria).

So on average it takes 50-35 mins from Rutherford to Port Authority depending on where you get on and the Train is a better option.

Thanks a lot everyone.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Rutherford
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at route 3 between Lyndhurst and Rutherford you can also get the 192 bus or the 191 or 195 to NYC(offpeak) Along Ridge Road, Decamp Bus operate service to NYC
Thanks for this info. We're thinking of moving to Rutherford and this expands our commuting options.

Google gives a range of times - look closely. I don't know how accurate they are though.

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Old 04-01-2010, 11:45 PM
 
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I used to commute into NYC from East Rutherford - The bus stopped right outside my apartment on Paterson Ave. It would take ATLEAST 45 minutes, sometimes over an hour because of the Route 3 traffic. Route 3 is horrible.

The bus was so bad, that I moved one mile away to Rutherford so I could take the train. I rented on Union Street, and the train station was a quick 1/2 mile walk. Super convenient! Transferring in Secaucus isn't that bad - this is because almost all the NJ Transit trains stop there, so the wait time is very minimal.

I was ALOT happier living in Rutherford taking the train, instead of the bus from East Rutherford.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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Maybe I've gotten lucky so far but the bus commute to midtown has been about 30 minutes for me all 4 times this week.

I even got a monthly bus pass because the bus comes more regularly than the train and there's no transferring needed so I can sleep on my way into NYC. The monthly bus pass is also cheaper than the monthly train pass!
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