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Old 08-08-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me anything about the commute from Hoboken, NJ to Hazlet, NJ?

Specifically:

1.) Approximately how much would tolls cost me to go there and back during the peak hours of the morning and evening?

2.) Approximately how long would it take me at about 8:30AM - 9:00AM in the morning to get to Hazlet, NJ, and how long would it take me to get back around 7 or 8:00PM? Google Maps is saying around 40-45 minutes, but I'm not sure how accurate that is.

3.) Is this a crazy commute? Friend just got a job in Hazlet but wants to live in Hoboken.

Thanks!
Erik
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me anything about the commute from Hoboken, NJ to Hazlet, NJ?

Specifically:

1.) Approximately how much would tolls cost me to go there and back during the peak hours of the morning and evening?

2.) Approximately how long would it take me at about 8:30AM - 9:00AM in the morning to get to Hazlet, NJ, and how long would it take me to get back around 7 or 8:00PM? Google Maps is saying around 40-45 minutes, but I'm not sure how accurate that is.

3.) Is this a crazy commute? Friend just got a job in Hazlet but wants to live in Hoboken.

Thanks!
Erik
Well, you are going against commuting traffic, so it might be fairly accurate, but I'd tack on 10 -15 minutes to be sure.

There's always the NJ Coast Line, provided the job in Hazlet is close enough to the station.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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Any idea on the toll costs?
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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the tpk and gsp should be smooth sailing. your greatest traffic risk is probably within hoboken.

i think tolls would be 8-9 bucks a day.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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the tpk and gsp should be smooth sailing. your greatest traffic risk is probably within hoboken.

i think tolls would be 8-9 bucks a day.
Just one question: Does the Garden State Parkway have a toll on it? I remember going from around Perth Amboy to Summit (we took the GSP to I-78), and I don't recall a toll.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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Just one question: Does the Garden State Parkway have a toll on it? I remember going from around Perth Amboy to Summit (we took the GSP to I-78), and I don't recall a toll.
Yes, it is and has always been a toll road.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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Thank you for all of the information everyone!
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:54 PM
 
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Thank you for all of the information everyone!
the easiers and best way for that commute is the train
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:57 PM
 
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There is a list of GSP tolls on their website, link below. A few years ago whomever was Governor, think it was Mc Cheesy or Mc Sleezy did a magic trick, called it eliminating tolls, but just moved them around and doubled the price.
For instance from Perth Amboy to I-78 you would pay $1 northbound but not have to pay anything southbound at Union. Before that you would pay 50 cents each way.

Most of the driving on your proposed route is doable, but as others mentioned getting in and out of Hoboken can be bad news. Also Hoboken is very crowded and hard and expensive to park a car in. Its near and beteen the tunnel entrances to NY so you can get jammed in that.

As far as tolls, you can pay none if you take US 1/9, or pay about $2.70 round trip if you take the Skyway to I-78 to the GSP to Hazlet.

Taking the Turnpike involves extra extortion and you are subject to become a missing person for hours if you get stuck going across the Newark bay section. Once you get on the Turnpike you can't get off except at an exit, so you are captive.

Toll rates are at New Jersey Turnpike Authority
for both the Parkway and the Yank-My-Crank.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:00 AM
 
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There is a list of GSP tolls on their website, link below. A few years ago whomever was Governor, think it was Mc Cheesy or Mc Sleezy did a magic trick, called it eliminating tolls, but just moved them around and doubled the price.
For instance from Perth Amboy to I-78 you would pay $1 northbound but not have to pay anything southbound at Union. Before that you would pay 50 cents each way.

Most of the driving on your proposed route is doable, but as others mentioned getting in and out of Hoboken can be bad news. Also Hoboken is very crowded and hard and expensive to park a car in. Its near and beteen the tunnel entrances to NY so you can get jammed in that.

As far as tolls, you can pay none if you take US 1/9, or pay about $2.70 round trip if you take the Skyway to I-78 to the GSP to Hazlet.

Taking the Turnpike involves extra extortion and you are subject to become a missing person for hours if you get stuck going across the Newark bay section. Once you get on the Turnpike you can't get off except at an exit, so you are captive.

Toll rates are at New Jersey Turnpike Authority
for both the Parkway and the Yank-My-Crank.
hence why it's better to use the train
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