One of Jersey City's strengths is its access to a wide variety of trans- portation options. Whether you're walking, biking, driving, taking the bus or train, or relaxing on the ferry, if you start in Jersey City, you can get there from here. And if you don't believe us, check out the great video at the bottom of the page!
For several years, Jersey City has ranked respectably in American Podiatric Medicine Association's "Best Fitness Walking Cities" campaign. In addition, the NJ Department of Transportation's "Liberty-Water Gap Trail" will allow the adventurous walker to traverse the width of the state from Liberty State Park to the scenic Delaware Water Gap.
In addition to Jersey City's proposed bikeway, the City is part of the East Coast Greenway, a planned unbroken bike route from Maine to the Florida Keys. For other biking information, visit the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center. For more information on Safety and Etiquette Tips for Cyclists, read more here.
With ready access to the NJ Turnpike, Route 1-9, and both the Holland Tunnel and Lincoln Tunnel, getting in and out of Jersey City can be quick and easy. Check our Travel & Traffic Advisories page before you go.
Both NJ Transit and the Hudson Transportation Management Association have a wealth of information on various commuter options, including buses.
PATH Trains and Light Rail
The 24-hour PATH Train and the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail systems provide East-West (Newark to NYC) and North-South (Secaucus to Bayonne) rail service respectively.
Whether you're commuting to NYC, or just want to take in the sights of the harbor, the NY Waterway ferry provides breathtaking views of both Jersey City and Manhattan.
Hudson Transportation Management Association (TMA) provides a variety of information to Hudson County businesses and residents to enhance their daily commute.
Jersey City is a Leader
When it Comes to Moving Beyond The Automobile!
This short documentary by Streetfilms.org highlights the livability of Transit-Oriented Developments. Focusing on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system and its positive impacts on the growth of walk-able, sustainable neighborhoods in Jersey City and Hudson County, it features Jersey City’s Planning Director, Bob Cotter.