Commuting

Photo of lightrail-passing-by-school-of-business

Commuting to NJCU

NJCU's main campus in Jersey City is easily accessible via car or public transportation.

The University offers a range of parking options for students commuting by car.

NJCU Students are eligible for a 25% off discounted NJ Transit Pass!

How to Enroll for NJCU Student NJ Transit Discounted Passes:

  1. Log into your NJCU GothicNet.
  2. On your top left click on the “Main Menu” tab.
  3. Click on the “Campus Life” folder.
  4. Click on the “NJCU/NJ Transit Rider Program” folder.
  5. Click on “NJ Transit Discounted Passes” tab (should bring you to the website to enroll to the program).
  6. Click on “Enroll Now”.
  • Take the #119 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, Gate 1 directly to the University.
  • Alternatively, take the PATH subway to Journal Square and follow the directions below.
  • Take the #10 South Boulevard bus from platform D1 directly to the University's main entrance.
  • Alternatively, take the #80 Newark Avenue/Gates Avenue bus to Audubon and West Side avenues.
  • From there, either walk the three short blocks to campus, or take the free shuttle bus from the University's parking lot on West Side Avenue.
  • Take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to West Side Avenue (last stop).
  • Walk four blocks south (turn left walking out of the station) on West Side Avenue to Culver Avenue.
  • Turn left on Culver Avenue and walk three short blocks to the main campus, or walk one more block to Audubon Avenue to take the free shuttle bus from the University's parking lot on West Side Avenue.
  • After exiting the Holland Tunnel, go straight up the hill.
  • Maneuver into the center lanes (an exit for the turnpike will be on the right, followed by an exit for Routes 1 & 9 on your left).
  • Continue approximately 1 mile and turn left onto Kennedy Boulevard.
  • Continue 2.5 miles on Kennedy Boulevard to the University.
  • Take Route 280 East, Route 80 East, or Route 3 East to the N.J. Turnpike.
  • Exit the Turnpike at 15E.
  • Follow signs to Routes 1 & 9 North (Truck Route).
  • Cross over two bridges to a traffic light at the intersection of Route 440.
  • Stay straight at the light.
  • After the McDonald's (on the right) go to the second traffic light and turn right onto Kennedy Boulevard.
  • NJCU is 12 blocks south on the right. Parking is available in the garage on Culver Avenue.
  •  
  • Take Route 78 East to Routes 1 & 9 North.
  • Routes 1 & 9 will split. Stay to the right (1 & 9 North Truck Route). Do not go to the Pulaski Skyway.
  • Take 1 & 9 over two bridges and stay straight at the traffic light (intersection of Route 440).
  • After the McDonald's (on the right) go to the second traffic light and turn right onto Kennedy Boulevard.
  • NJCU is 12 blocks south on the right. Parking is available in the garage on Culver Avenue.
  • Take the GSP North to Exit 140, Route 22 East.
  • Take 22 East to Routes 1 & 9 North.
  • Follow directions above from Routes 1 & 9.