New Jersey

NJ Transit

NJ Transit provides bus and train services that connect New Jersey to Manhattan. Plan a trip with NJ Transit.

NJ Transit 25% Student Discount

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. For more information. Learn more and sign up here.

Commuter Coaches

Commuter bus companies operate routes from New Jersey and Rockland County into Manhattan. Park at a local suburban commuter station and connect to Manhattan via the George Washington Bridge bus terminal or the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street, then take the subway to Columbia.

Rockland County and Bergen County Service to Manhattan

New Jersey – Central


The NY Waterway ferry service connects Manhattan to New Jersey and also operates free shuttle bus services to allow commuters to make convenient connections between ferry terminals and 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.