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Moving to Verona- Need Help!


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Hi everyone,

 

I'm moving to Verona, NJ in 2 days and i'll be traveling into the city every day. What is the fastest way to get into the city? Keep in mind I'm from Detroit and don't know much about the public transportation in the NJ-NY area. I heard about the NJ transit buses, Decamp, train etc. So what is the best way to get to the city and back everyday from Verona?

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm moving to Verona, NJ in 2 days and i'll be traveling into the city every day. What is the fastest way to get into the city? Keep in mind I'm from Detroit and don't know much about the public transportation in the NJ-NY area. I heard about the NJ transit buses, Decamp, train etc. So what is the best way to get to the city and back everyday from Verona?

 

montclair boonton line to bloomfield train station then use bus #29 or bus #197 or any willowbrook mall bound bus other than 191/195 to willowbrook mall then transfer to the 11 bus to verona at bloomfield ave and rte 23. At rush hr its 193 bus

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm moving to Verona, NJ in 2 days and i'll be traveling into the city every day. What is the fastest way to get into the city? Keep in mind I'm from Detroit and don't know much about the public transportation in the NJ-NY area. I heard about the NJ transit buses, Decamp, train etc. So what is the best way to get to the city and back everyday from Verona?

 

I can help you, NJT wise since I'm a former NJT Driver.

 

When it comes to Verona, it depends on where exactly you live, if you're near a main street where buses operate.

 

Option 1:

I know Verona is through Bloomfield Avenue, which you can take the 29 bus to Newark Penn Station, and from there you can take either the 108 to NY Port Authority, PATH trains to NYC, or NJT Trains to Penn Station-34 St NYC.

 

Option 2:

There's also the other option of, if you can do it, walking to the bus stop on Pompton Ave and Ridge Road, where you can take the 195 to NY Port Authority.

 

Option 3:

The 75 bus, limited service, that also services Mt. Prospect ave and Pompton Ave., which will take you to Newark Penn Station, where you can catch the PATH, NJT 108, or NJT Trains. The 75 can also take you to Willowbrook Mall, a major bus stop where there is the 191, 194, 195, 196, 197, and 198 that will reach NYC Port Authority in about 35 minutes (depending on traffic)

 

The only thing that is stopping me from giving you an accurate description is where exactly you're located, but that's fine since I'm not expecting you to do so. I respect privacy. What I can do is give you this:

 

http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TripPlannerItineraryTo

 

That is NJT Trip Itinerary. You can enter your exact address or corner and it will tell you where to walk to catch the bus as well as the fare prices. This is good tool since it also asks what time you need to be in NYC. The Itinerary will search all NJT bus and Train options to give you the best options to get to NYC in the quickest time possible.

 

It's also a good idea to have a backup plan, incase your main transportation plan is altered due to weather or other circumstances, which does happen when things get dicey. So, I would also check PATH trains too, since they will take you to Newark, and you can take the 29 bus to Verona/Bloomfield Ave or the 11 bus / 28 bus to Pompton Avenue.

 

Just a reminder: I'm telling you from experience when I was a driver. Get a monthly pass. The savings will be great, at least 20 - 30% than using a 10 trip ticket *Unless your employer or whomever is helping you with your transportation costs*. You can buy passes and tickets at NY Port Authority and other retailers.

 

Check here: http://www.njtransit.com/ti/ti_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=BusTicketsTo

 

Just remember that if you use the bus, you must have a ticket or pass to enter the bus if it leaves from NYC. Cash will not be accepted and you will not have entry into the bus. Cash fares are only accepted if you're a passenger getting on the bus IN NJ, not in NY.

 

And if you do decide on using NJT Trains, your Train pass will also be good for bus transportation, depending on how many zones that is on the pass. A NJT official can help you with that or you can ask me and I'll help ya. Just also remember that if you use trains, you have to have a pass or a ticket, meaning you have to pay before you get on board, or you will be charged a extra $5 fee plus the regular fare.

 

Here is a few NJT Schedules to help you make your choices

 

NJT Buses

http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0075.pdf (Verona to Willow or NWK)

http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0029.pdf (Verona to Willow or NWK)

http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T1011.pdf (Verona to Willow or NWK)

http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T1191.pdf (Willowbrook to NY)

http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T1193.pdf (Willowbrook to NY Express)

 

Path Trains

http://www.panynj.gov/path/full-schedules.html (NWK to NYC)

 

NJT Trains

http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/R0080.pdf (NWK to NY Penn Station)

http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/R0070.pdf (NWK to NY Penn Station)

 

As for DeCamp, I'm not familiar with their fare structures since it's a different company than NJT. All I can do is give you their schedule website.

 

http://www.decamp.com/schedules_routes.asp

 

Choose the 33 bus - West Caldwell to NY and vice/versa to get back.

 

Well, I hope this helps and hope I didn't overload you with a lot of information. Good luck!

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Wow thanks alot SirJokaPlaya! You actually took time to work on that for me i really appreciate it. Im actually going to be living off of Bloomfield and lakeside. Google maps, like you, recommends the 29 bus but apparently that route would take an hour and a half to get to midtown manhattan. I was told that the Decamp bus wud get me to port authority in 45 mins. How accurate is that?

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Wow thanks alot SirJokaPlaya! You actually took time to work on that for me i really appreciate it. Im actually going to be living off of Bloomfield and lakeside. Google maps, like you, recommends the 29 bus but apparently that route would take an hour and a half to get to midtown manhattan. I was told that the Decamp bus wud get me to port authority in 45 mins. How accurate is that?

 

Sure, anytime. Glad to be of an assistance.

 

As for the accuracy of Decamp's tours, I honestly can't tell you. What I can do is give you their schedules.

 

33 to NY Weekdays:

http://www.decamp.com/printRoute.asp?F_ROUTE=WC-NY&F_DAY=0&F_TIME=M

 

33 to Verona Weekdays:

http://www.decamp.com/printRoute.asp?F_ROUTE=NY-WC&F_DAY=0&F_TIME=M

 

33 to NY Weekends and Holidays:

http://www.decamp.com/printRoute.asp?F_ROUTE=WC-NY&F_DAY=1&F_TIME=M

 

33 to Verona Weekends and Holidays:

http://www.decamp.com/printRoute.asp?F_ROUTE=NY-WC&F_DAY=0&F_TIME=M

 

Please note: DeCamp will operate a Holiday Schedule on the following days: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

 

Fare information and ticket locations are on this site:

http://www.decamp.com/ticket_information.asp

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