Using the PATH Train to Access Manhattan from New Jersey

hotels_near_nj_path_trainThe PATH is the most efficient mode of transportation between NJ and NYC. Rates are a flat $2.75 for a one way fare system wide. Ride time from downtown Newark to Manhattan or World Trade Center is just over 20 minutes. A ride from Hoboken to the 33rd street PATH just 5 blocks short of Time Square is 10 minutes.

The best PATH train station for accessing NYC is probably the Hoboken station. Hoboken offers nice views of the Manhattan skyline, plus a number of local restaurants and bars. The Journal Square station has a Ramada nearby that is best for economy minded travelers.

PATH for Newark Airport Access

The one pitfall with the PATH train is that it does not directly connect with Newark airport. To get from the airport to the PATH travelers need to use NJ Transit to connect to Newark’s Penn Station or a cab. There are 3 hotels that offer a shuttle from the airport and are in close proximity to the PATH, those hotels are near the Newark PATH station. This helps bridge the gap between getting to and from the your hotel to the airport and using the PATH.

Hotels Near NJ PATH Train (Subway) Stations

Newark, Downtown

Neighborhood Vibe: New Jersey’s largest city is a great destination less than ten miles from Manhattan. Because it’s a huge travel hub, many people just pass through Newark without checking out the city. That’s a real shame because Newark has so much to offer in terms of art and food. Spend a little time exploring Newark’s art galleries and you’ll have a whole new appreciation for this nearly forgotten city..

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up ewark provides a nice mix of quick access to Manhattan via the PATH, and also quick access to Newark’s airport. Downtown has places to eat and go out at night, this should satisfy both business and leisure travelers looking affordable alternatives to NYC without staying in the suburbs. Hotels in Downtown Newark.

getting_around_48Getting Around: From Newark’s Penn Station it’s just 20 minutes to Manhattan’s Financial District on the PATH train. Or visitors can take NJ Transit to New York Penn Station in the heart of Midtown in just 25 minutes.

Jersey City, NJ

Neighborhood Vibe: Jersey City is quickly becoming one of the most popular areas for people who work in Manhattan but want or need to live outside the city. The heavy commuter traffic means that many of the best things to do in Jersey City are centered around the PATH stations. The Exchange Place PATH station is on the Hudson River where there’s a waterfront walkway and a park, restaurants and museums are just a few blocks away.

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up People who are particularly interested in sights in Lower Manhattan like this area because it is close to the city, but cheaper than staying in Manhattan. Jersey City Hotels.

getting_around_48Getting Around: From most areas of Jersey City, you can be in Manhattan in under 20 minutes via the PATH. From Exchange Place to the World Trade Center, it takes just six minutes. From the World Trade Center, it’s easy to connect to the Subway to reach other areas of New York City.


Neighborhood Vibe: Harrison is across the river from downtown Newark, New Jersey. The area has a strong industrial feel due to the numerous rail lines and the use of the waterfront area for shipping and trade. It has undergone construction with new areas, hotels, and apartments in recent years..

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Travelers who want a free shuttle to the Newark airport and quick access to downtown Manahttan via the PATH. The Newark soccer stadium is nearby, Red Bull arena. Harrison Hotels.

getting_around_48Getting Around: From Harrison, you can be at the World Trade Center in 25 minutes on the PATH. If you’re staying in Harrison itself, your best bet is to drive.


Neighborhood Vibe: Hoboken is a little village that sits right on the Hudson River just across from Manhattan. The best things to do in Hoboken are all in a small, walkable area that has a bright, youthful energy as more and more young people are moving to Hoboken..

Who is Best for this Location?

thumbs_up Travelers will be attracted to the vibrant walkable neighborhood of Hoboken, and quick access to Manhattan. Economy minded travelers won’t find good options here. Hoboken Hotels.

getting_around_48Getting Around: From Hoboken, it’s just 8 minutes on the PATH to Christopher Street in the West Village. Once you’re in Manhattan, you can connect to the Subway to get all over the city. Newark Airport is accessible from Hoboken in under an hour.

The Cheap Hotels Near NJ PATH Train Stations

The Best Western Plus in downtown Newark is a convenient and reliable cheap hotel near the NJ PATH Train. Parking is also free at this location. This is also a hotel that provides a free shuttle to and from the airport.

The Best Western Plus Downtown Newark

Weekday Avg. Rate 95
Weekend Avg. Rate $97

Transit SystemPATH
Closest StationNewark Penn Station
Blocks to Station 2
Manhattan DestinationNewark Penn
Commute Time22 mins
ParkingFree parking
WifiFree Wifi
BreakfastFree buffet cold and hot items
Airport ShuttleNo shuttle
Area ShuttleComplimentary shuttle
RestaurantRooftop bar & grill
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolNo pool
Smoking RoomsNon-smoking property wide.
Room TypeStandard only, 1 king, 2 queens (or 2 doubles)
PetsNo Pets Allowed

Cheap Hotel Near Journal Square PATH – Ramada Jersey City

While slightly more expensive and in a less desirable neighborhood when compare to the Best Western the Ramada in Jersey City near the Journal Square PATH train station has affordable rates. One advantage to staying here is that the Journal Square PATH station connects with the line to Manhattan and World Trade Center. The PATH in downtown Newark only connects with the red line to World Trade Center.

Weekday Avg. Rate $103
Weekend Avg. Rate $104

Transit SystemPATH
Closest StationJournal Square
Blocks to Station 3
Manhattan DestinationWorld Trade Center
Commute Time14 mins
ParkingNo parking
WifiFree Wifi
BreakfastFree buffet cold items
Airport ShuttleComplimentary shuttle to airport
Area ShuttleNo shuttle
RestaurantNo restaurant
GymSmall, and cardio machines only
PoolNo pool
Smoking RoomsNon-smoking property wide.
Room TypeSuite rooms available with living space, and standard 1 king or 2 queens (or 2 doubles)
PetsService animals allowed