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Old 02-11-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

Looks like we might be moving to Kinnelon, NJ soon. My husband & I both work in NYC. Can anyone tell me how is the commute?Any nearby train station where parking is reasonable?

Thanks!
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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where in NYC?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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Mid-Town
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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Hi everyone, ve

Looks like we might be moving to Kinnelon, NJ soon. My husband & I both work in NYC. Can anyone tell me how is the commute?Any nearby train station where parking is reasonable?

Thanks!

There are two stations relatively close, Boonton, (~5 mi) and Mountain Lakes, (~6 mi) depending on where in Kinnelon your home is located either station could be the closest. (Another alternative would be to drive to the train station in Wayne, but that is a bit further and more of a PITA drive with traffic) The trains to NYC Penn station from either Mt Lakes or Boonton will take you about 1.5 hours each way. Parking for the Boonton lot is $1 a day, or $175 a year. I am not sure if there currently is a wait for permits, you'd have to call the town at (973) 402-9410. The lots at Mt. Lakes have a 3 hour limit without a yearly permit, which is $75. I know there is a limited amount of parking spaces available in Mt. Lakes, so it is highly likely that they have a waiting list for permits. You'd have to call the town for the specifics. (973) 334-3131

HTH
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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Another option is Lakeland Bus Lines. You can drive to Parsippany from Kinnelon in about 10-15 minutes, park at a park-n-ride lot, and get an express bus from there that gets you to Times Square quite reliably in less than an hour. Depending on where your office is in midtown, getting off the bus at Port Authority (41st and 8th) might be a better bet than getting off the train at Penn Station (33rd and 7th).

The bus tends to be cheaper than the train, too. And parking is free at the park/ride lots along Route 46 in Parsippany. I've been commuting from Boonton for years and the bus is absolutely my first choice.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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NJTransit bus service stops right on rt 23 near kinnelon - just take that
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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NJTransit bus service stops right on rt 23 near kinnelon - just take that
Keep in mind many of the buses that run via Meadtown are local and will take you on a scenic tour of Butler, Bloomingdale, Pompton Lakes, Pequannock etc. etc.

It would be quicker and easier to drive to the Transit Center in Wayne and get an express bus from there.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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Keep in mind many of the buses that run via Meadtown are local and will take you on a scenic tour of Butler, Bloomingdale, Pompton Lakes, Pequannock etc. etc.

It would be quicker and easier to drive to the Transit Center in Wayne and get an express bus from there.
Not at rush hour!!!!! 194 has an X variant during the commuting hours. 194 direct is actually quicker. Except at off hours.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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Not at rush hour!!!!! 194 has an X variant during the commuting hours. 194 direct is actually quicker. Except at off hours.


Absolutely! The 194X schedule indicates only 58 minutes travel time from Meadtown to Port Authority. http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0194.pdf
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