PATH between New Jersey and Manhattan

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The PATH rail system runs from New Jersey to the heart of Manhattan. When travelling from New Jersey to Manhattan or back you can take the PATH for an efficient and comfortable ride. There are two PATH routes, with several stops in New York and New Jersey. It’s a good way of transportation when you need to travel from Manhattan to Hoboken, Downtown Jersey City or Newark Train station.

Travelling from New Jersey to New York

PATH is the rail system that connects New Jersey with Manhattan. There are two systems: one system runs from the One World Trade Center in New York to Newark and Hoboken in New Jersey, the other runs from 33rd Street in New York to Hoboken and Journal Square in New Jersey. Travelling from New Jersey to New York needn’t take too much time. A train ride will take anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes:

Newark Penn Station – WTC25 minutes
Hoboken – WTC10 minutes
Hoboken – 33rd St14 minutes
Journal Square (via Hoboken) – 33rd St27 minutes

Click here to find out about the PATH routes.

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Tickets for PATH

A PATH single ride costs US$2.75. If you have a New York MetroCard (the same card that you use for the subway in Manhattan) with credit, you can use the PATH system. If you don’t have a MetroCard, you can purchase a MetroCard at any PATH or New York City Transit vending machine. There are multiple card options, like a 7-day unlimited card and a 10-ride card: both cards can save you money if you intend to use the PATH often during your stay. Children under 5 years of age travel for free.

Note: PATH does not accept the Unlimited MetroCard

Changing from PATH to subway

The PATH card you receive can also be used for the New York subway. If you use the PATH first and then change to the subway, this will be calculated as two separate rides. So you’ll have to check out from the PATH and check in again at the subway. The same goes for first using the subway and then changing to the PATH.

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New Jersey Transit

You can also travel from Manhattan to New Jersey with New Jersey Transit, the public transportation network of trains and buses in the state of New Jersey. With NJ Transit you can for example travel from Manhattan to Newark Airport or Philadelphia. However, PATH is more convenient, so for routes where you can choose between both options, I recommend you to take the PATH train.

Where does the PATH train go?

The PATH rail system connects New Jersey with Manhattan.

How do you pay for the PATH train?

You can use a New York MetroCard with credit to take the PATH train. A single ride costs $ 2.75. Read more about PATH here.

Can you transfer from the subway to PATH?

Yes, but you’ll pay for two separate rides. You can use a Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard with credit for both the subway and the PATH trains.

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