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New Jersey

There are a variety of ways to travel from New Jersey to Columbia's campuses. Below you'll find practical mass transit options for Columbia commuters who reside west of the Hudson River, in areas including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rockland County, and points north. 


NJ TRANSIT connects New Jersey to Manhattan. Plan a trip via NJ TRANSIT.

Columbia University has partnered with NJ Transit to offer full-time undergraduate and graduate students the option to purchase a bus, rail, or light rail monthly pass at 25 percent off the regular monthly pass price. Enroll through NJ Transit's Quik-Tik program to take advantage of this offer.

Commuter Coaches

Commuter buses operate routes from New Jersey and Rockland County. Park at the commuter station and connect to Manhattan via the George Washington Bridge bus terminal in Manhattan or the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street.

Rockland County and Bergen County service to Manhattan

New Jersey – Central


The NY Waterway connects Manhattan to Queens, Brooklyn and New Jersey. The NY Waterway also operates free shuttle services to allow for connection to the NYC subway system.

Metro-North Railroad

The Metro-North Railroad connects Rockland and Orange counties to Penn Station in Manhattan. Passengers can then connect to the NYC subway. Use this interactive service map to find Metro-North stations and station parking information.

Plan your Metro-North commute.

We want to hear from you. If you're a commuter from New Jersey, let us know if this page is helpful to you and what we might do to make it better. Email us at environment@columbia.edu