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Old 08-25-2011, 07:26 PM
 
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Hello,
We are planning a trip to NYC for a day . We will be staying in Newark. We will be traveling on a Sunday with 3 adults and 2 kids. We want to visit the Statue of Liberty and then go into city to Times Square/Broadway. What is the easiest way to get around. which means of transportation to get to each and back. Also, what is the best way to buy tickets to go up to the pedestal of the statue of liberty? thanks
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Get tickets to the Statue of Liberty online. http://www.nps.gov/stli/planyourvisi...servations.htm

You need to get them in advance.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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You can take the PATH trains to and from NYC for 1.75$ from Newark Penn station they also go Jersey City where you can get the Ferry to the Statue of Liberty at Exchange Place. If you want to go to Midtown you take the PATH from Newark Penn station to Journal SQ and switch to the 33rd Street line across the platform. People are general nice and will give up a seat for a mother and their child. It would be best if you purchased a smart link 20 trip card , so using the PATH wouldn't be a pain. Those can be purchased in Newark Penn station on the Platforms , just ask the Red shirt PATH employees to help you with the machine....

There are some nice Restaurants in the Ironbound section of Newark , just east of the station on Ferry Street. If you want to do some shopping , Urban Jersey is at 3% sales tax and there is no clothing tax in NJ. The Best Shopping areas can be found around the Newport and Grove Street PATH stops. You can get a great view of Manhattan from the Hoboken Waterfront , a New park that juts out into the River just opened. It has a playground and fountains and water jets....and a pier.... The Hoboken Waterfront is next to the Hoboken PATH station , its less crowded in the Early evening.

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Old 08-25-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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Hello,
We are planning a trip to NYC for a day . We will be staying in Newark. We will be traveling on a Sunday with 3 adults and 2 kids. We want to visit the Statue of Liberty and then go into city to Times Square/Broadway. What is the easiest way to get around. which means of transportation to get to each and back. Also, what is the best way to buy tickets to go up to the pedestal of the statue of liberty? thanks
To get to the Statue of Liberty, take the PATH from Newark Penn Station to the World Trade Center.

Once at the World Trade Center, walk south to South Ferry, where there's a ferry to the Statue of Liberty (don't go to the Staten Island Ferry, which is next door).

When you come back to South Ferry buy a MetroCard to take the subway to Times Square. You'll have to take the Bronx-bound (1) to Chambers Street, and then transfer across the platform to the (2) or (3) to Times Square. You could stay on the (1), but the (2)/(3) are express and are faster.

To get back to Newark from Times Square, you have 3 options:

Option 1: Take the NJT Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line from NY Penn Station to Newark Penn Station ($5 per person)

Option 2: Take the #108 bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal to Newark Penn Station (closer to Times Square, but $5.50 per person and runs less frequently)

Option 3: Take the Brooklyn-bound (2) or (3) to Park Place, and take the PATH back to Newark.

The cheapest fare would depend on how you plan to get back to Newark:

Options 1 & 2: Buy a MetroCard with $18.70 on it ($20 value), and use it for the PATH and the subway. Then buy the train/bus tickets back to Newark.

Option 3: Buy a SmartLink Card with $13 for the PATH (round-trip for all of you). At South Ferry, buy a MetroCard for the subway ($10.52, which is an $11.25 value).
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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The lines are much faster for the Statue of Liberty from the New Jersey side, so I would actually get out at Liberty State Park/Science Center where there is a shuttle bus to take you to the dock in the park. It can be an hour or more less of a wait at both ends, when compared with the Manhattan side, more than mitigating the time to get back to Manhattan on the PATH and shuttle bus. Since you're coming from Newark, I would plan to go to the Statue of Liberty first, return to the PATH, and continue to Manhattan.
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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The lines are much faster for the Statue of Liberty from the New Jersey side, so I would actually get out at Liberty State Park/Science Center where there is a shuttle bus to take you to the dock in the park. It can be an hour or more less of a wait at both ends, when compared with the Manhattan side, more than mitigating the time to get back to Manhattan on the PATH and shuttle bus. Since you're coming from Newark, I would plan to go to the Statue of Liberty first, return to the PATH, and continue to Manhattan.
One question: Is it possible to come in through the NJ side and come out through the Manhattan side. That would save the OP a lot of time, and some money on the transit fare.

The problem is that, by transit, it's harder to reach Liberty State Park. The OP has to take the PATH to Grove Street and then walk about 1.5 miles to the park.

For that trip, it would probably be better to take a taxi.
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Old 08-27-2011, 04:59 PM
 
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One question: Is it possible to come in through the NJ side and come out through the Manhattan side. That would save the OP a lot of time, and some money on the transit fare.

The problem is that, by transit, it's harder to reach Liberty State Park. The OP has to take the PATH to Grove Street and then walk about 1.5 miles to the park.

For that trip, it would probably be better to take a taxi.
True, though the PATH does connect with the Light Rail, and the Light Rail goes directly to Liberty State Park. And, I do believe that the ferry company allows you to buy the ticket in NJ and then take the ferry to Manhattan when you are finished with the visit. I know it's possible, since a friend of mine forgot that she drove her relatives to the NJ side and they took the ferry back to Manhattan before she realized and had to go back to Liberty State Park to retrieve her car.

There used to be a shuttle bus between the light rail and the ferry dock, though I do not see it mentioned in the current directions. It's not too far of a walk, however, though the park to the ferry dock.
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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Conyo, its called Google Maps and also the Statue is closed
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Old 08-27-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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Hello,
We are planning a trip to NYC for a day . We will be staying in Newark. We will be traveling on a Sunday with 3 adults and 2 kids. We want to visit the Statue of Liberty and then go into city to Times Square/Broadway. What is the easiest way to get around. which means of transportation to get to each and back. Also, what is the best way to buy tickets to go up to the pedestal of the statue of liberty? thanks

The best way to see the statue of Liberty is by the Staten Island ferry. The ferry from Manhattan to SI goes I'd say about 200 feet from it maybe while the one from SI to Manhattan is about 400.

From Newark it depends what you want to do first: if you want to go see the Statue of Liberty first take the PATH from Newark Penn Station to World Trade Center, take the E uptown to Fulton street, then transfer to the 4 or 5 downtown to Bowling Green to the ferry (the SI ferry and the ferries to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island both leave from there.)

If your doing broadway first: Take an NJ Transit train to Penn station, though that will cost a lot more then the PATH will.

Easiest mode of transportation to get around is the subway.
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Old 08-27-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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One question: Is it possible to come in through the NJ side and come out through the Manhattan side. That would save the OP a lot of time, and some money on the transit fare.

The problem is that, by transit, it's harder to reach Liberty State Park. The OP has to take the PATH to Grove Street and then walk about 1.5 miles to the park.

For that trip, it would probably be better to take a taxi.
I haven't done it, but I've been researching this.

The best probably is to take the path to Exchange Place, then take the HBLR to Liberty Park. There the ferry to the status, and yes, you can board the ferry to Battery Park in lower Manhattan
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