PATH between New Jersey and Manhattan

PATH in New York

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 means of transport 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 to Manhattan. There are two lines: one running from the One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan to Newark and Hoboken in New Jersey, the other running 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 – WTC 25 minutes
Hoboken – WTC 10 minutes
Hoboken – 33rd St 14 minutes
Journal Square (via Hoboken) – 33rd St 27 minutes

Click here for details of the PATH routes.

PATH in New York - Train PATH in New York Occulus

Tickets for PATH

A PATH single ride costs $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 vending machine or at any New York City Transit vending machine. MetroCards with Pay-Per-Ride value can be used as payment for multiple people (up to 4) in the PATH.

There are also multiple PATH card options, like passes for a certain number of rides or for 7-day unlimited travel, which 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 MetroCard you used for the PATH train 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.

PATH in New York Train 1 PATH in New York - From NY to New Jersey

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 International 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 $2.90. 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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