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Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

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Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

Hello everyone,

Is there any way to drive to a NJ Transit station or Amtrak station from Ohio, and take that train in to NYC? Was hoping to do a short trip but not fly or drive in NYC. I'd heard this was possible but need help untangling all the possibilities. Has anyone done this? Or do you have an idea of where to pick up the train in NJ to get to NYC?

Thank you again!

Charley

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1. Re: Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

Do you plan to stay in New Jersey? Or park in New Jersey and stay in the New York?

Here is a map of all the new jersey transit stops.

https://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv…

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2. Re: Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

Parking at the Port Imperial ferry is also an option nywaterway.com/PortImperialWeehawkenTerminal…

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3. Re: Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

There are numerous options. The best depends on how long you plan to stay in NYC, where you plan on staying and where you'll go after NYC. Wherever you Park, make sure any luggage or belongings are not visible in the car.

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4. Re: Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

Secaucus Junction is one possibility. One NJ Transit stop from NY Penn Station.

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5. Re: Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

You could also park for a lower cost in New Brunswick, or Hamilton (closer to Trenton, near PA Turnpike rather than I-80). Parking is $10 per day, rather than the Secaucus $20 per day. It's a longer (85 min) train trip from Hamilton, but you might have a shorter drive to get to it. Go to NJTransit.com and look at the parking at various train stations, mostly the ones I mentioned, also Newark, and you might also check in Jersey City, NJ for PATH subway connections (a small commuter subway near NYC)

www.njtransit.com/rg/rg_servlet.srv…

PATH: https:/…path-map-schedule-english_sept17.pdf

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6. Re: Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

+ What NorthofDC said in post 5

Here's the direct link to the Hamiltion parking log https:/…hamilton-station-park-ride.cfm and some other lots run by the same outfit.

+ Port Imperial Ferry too though parking will be more than Hamilton it's going to be convenient

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7. Re: Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

From Cleveland Hamitlon would be about 90 minutes out of the way. As would New Brunswick. Also you would be driving in a city if you drive to New Brunswick, or by any PATH station in NJ. Also they are doing work on the Skyway which is leading to massive back ups through JC. IMO driving and parking by the PATH in New Jersey is just as bad if not worse than driving and parking in Manhattan. About 2 years ago someone posted a best parking rate in Manhattan that was half of the price of Secacus JCT.

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8. Re: Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

Charley, you might get even better advice if you can add this information:

Month of Year

Day of Week

Style or size of car

Will car show no boxes or bags inside while it is parked?

Are you fanatic about possible/theoretical scratches or dents?

Personal or business license plates

Total days you plan to visit New York City itself

How or where you will be sleeping

Number of persons taking public transportation into NYC

Any disabilities or non-adult ages?

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9. Re: Driving from Ohio to NJ and take train into NYC

Last year a friend and I drive from Cleveland to Newark, parked our car in a Laz covered parking garage a few blocks from the PATH station, took the train into NYC. We stayed in Manhattan 3 nights. If I recall correctly I think the parking was around $70. We had no issues doing it and found Newark traffic when we arrived around 3 pm no worse than Cleveland.

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