NJ offers up many options for transportation into Manhattan. Use the map below to identify areas that have hotels which are close to transit to Manhattan. When you stay in New Jersey you have the option of taking a shuttle, subway, train, ferry or bus into Manhattan. The map and table below will provide the average hotel cost for the are and commute time.

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NeighborhoodCommuteSytsemDestinationHotelsHotel ParkingAirport Shuttle
Lincoln Harbor5 minsFerryPier79$$$NoNo
Jersey City, Exchange Place10 minsPATHWorld Trade Center$$$NoNo
Hoboken10 minsPATHChristopher Street$$$NoNo
Jersey City, Newport15 minsPATHChristopher Street$$NoNo
Edgewater15 minsFerryPier79$$FreeNo
Jersey City, Journal Square15 minsPATHWorld Trade Center$$NoYes, Newark
Fort Lee20 minsHotel Van Service54th & Broadway$$FreeNo
North Bergen20 minsHotel Van Service41st & Broadway$FreeNo
Newark, Harrison25 minsPATHWorld Trade Center$$$NoYes, Newark
Newark, Airport30 minsNJ Transit (Train)NYC Penn Station$FreeYes, Newark
Newark, Downtown30 minsPATHWorld Trade Center$FreeYes, Newark
Rutherford35 minsNJ Transit (Train)NYC Penn Station$$$FreeNo
Irvington40 minsNJ Transit (Bus)NYC Penn Station$FreeYes, Newark
Paramus NJ50 minsNJ Transit (Bus)NYC Port Authoriy$$FreeNo
Hasbrouck Heights50 minsNJ Transit (Train)NYC Penn Station$$FreeNo
Ramsey60 minsNJ Transit (Train)NYC Penn Station$FreeNo
Mt. Arlington120 minsNJ Transit (Train)NYC Penn Station$FreeNo

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Lincoln Harbor5 mins$$$
Jersey City, Exchange Place10 mins$$$
Hoboken10 mins$$$
Jersey City, Newport15 mins$$
Edgewater15 mins$$
Jersey City, Journal Square15 mins$$
North Bergen20 mins$
Fort Lee20 mins$$
Newark, Harrison25 mins$$$
Newark, Airport30 mins$
Newark, Downtown30 mins$
Rutherford35 mins$$$
Irvington40 mins$
Paramus NJ50 mins$$
Hasbrouck Heights50 mins$$
Ramsey60 mins$
Mt. Arlington120 mins$

Q: Are there New Jersey hotels with shuttle service to NYC?
A: There are five hotels that either run a shuttle into Manhattan or advertise that they work with a third party shuttle service. The best hotel out of the five is the Doubletree in Fort Lee. Its important to pay attention to the pickup and drop off points for the shuttles. Clarify with the shuttle driver and front desk every day the schedule and last pickup times. Read all about hotels with shuttles from NJ to NYC here.

Q: What are the cheapest hotels, or most affordable hotels outside NYC in NJ?
A: The cheapest hotel near transportation from NJ to NYC is the American Best Value Inn. But, because the average travel may not feel comfortable at that location better alternatives are located at the Best Western near Newark’s Penn Station. Spending less than $125 per night for a hotel outside of NYC should be considered affordable.

Q: What NJ hotels offer free parking and are within walking distance to a train to NYC?

A: The hotel that stands out is the Best Western in Newark near the PATH. Outside of this the next best alternatives for parking near a train to NYC will require commuting over an hour. Read more about suburban NJ hotels near the train to NYC. Other hotels that offer free parking, but are not on a train line are in North Bergen and offer a shuttle to NYC. The Comfort Inn near the Edgewater ferry offers free parking. Read more on NJ hotels that offer free parking near train to NYC.

Q: What are the best hotel near the Jersey City PATH train stations?
A: There are four PATH train stations in Jersey City. Most travels will gravitate to the Doubletree near the Newport PATH station, or the Candlewood Suites near the Exchange Place PATH station. Read up on all the hotel options near Jersey City PATH stations.

Q: What hotels in Connecticut are near a train to NYC?
A: Primary most travelers will end up looking at Stamford. This station has the best mix of commute times and hotel options. The Hampton Inn is five blocks from the Stamford station and probably the top choice for most travelers. There is a Marriott and Hilton closer to the station, but expect to spend more. Its much more expensive and time consuming to commute from Connecticut versus NJ. Read more about the best hotels near Connecticut trains to NYC.

Q: How can I get from Newark airport to New York City (Penn Station)?
A: It is a three step process. First, take the AirTrain from the Newark Terminal to the NJ Transit Newark Airport station. Second board the NJ Transit train to Newark. Finally, at Newark’s Penn Station take the NJ Transit train to the Penn Station, or board the PATH to NYC. Its important to note there are hotels within walking distance to the Newark’s Penn Station that offer a shuttle from EWR. Read more about public transit options from Newark airport to NYC.

Q: Where to stay in NYC with family?
A: Families who plan to stay in the area more than 3 nights will appreciate several short term apartment rentals in New Jesery near the PATH train stations. Sky City apartments offers one or two bedroom luxury apartment rentals with a full kitchen. Read more about the best NJ hotels for families outside NYC. Also see our ultimate guide on where to stay in NYC for more tips for families looking for the best places in NYC, NY, or NJ.

Q: Are there Hoboken hotels near the PATH train?
A: Yes, but the only hotel is the W. This hotel is expensive. Travelers who want to impress a loved one will appreciate staying in Hoboken and the W, otherwise this is not a good option for more travelers. Read more about the W near the Hoboken PATH train station.

Q: What is the closest NJ hotel outside New York City?
A: The Hyatt near the Exchange Place PATH or Courtyard near the Newport PATH site right across from the PATH station entry. Commuting into NYC should take between 20 and 30 minutes depending on your destination.

Q: How can I get from Newark to Manhattan / New York City / Time Square?
A: Use the PATH or NJ Transit trains. NJ Transit trains have a final destination at Penn Station. The PATH will take you to either the World Trade Center / Financial District, or Midtown just a 10 minute walk shy of Times Square. Read more about how to access Manhattan from NJ.

Q: Are there NJ hotels near express bus routes to NYC ?
A: Yes, the most popular options will be in Rutherford, Paramus, or Irvington. Buses are usually cheaper and take about 30 to 45 minutes to get from NJ to NYC. All hotels near these bus stations offer free parking, and are within a short walk of the bus station.

Q: What New Jersey hotels are near a ferry landing to NYC?
A: There are several options for hotels near a ferry to NYC. But travelers need to know that the ferry schedule is built to accommodate commuters, not tourists. The Sheraton near the Lincoln Harbor ferry offers the most flexible schedule. Read more about NJ hotels near a ferry to NYC.