Commuting to NYC from Westfield, NJ

Because it’s just 25 miles southwest of New York City, Westfield, NJ is a popular area for Big Apple commuters. Fortunately for these commuters, there are plenty of options for getting into the city, including both private vehicles and public transportation.

Driving to NYC

Westfield is conveniently located within minutes of the Garden State Parkway, I-78, and US-22, all of which head north towards Newark and New York. Additionally, the Jersey Turnpike (I-95) and I-287 are just a few minutes outside of town and provide additional access to Newark/Manhattan and Brooklyn (respectively).

From one of these highways, you can drive directly into the city, or park in Newark or Jersey City to take the commuter rail or light rail into NYC.

Public Transit

Train/Commuter Rail: Westfield is located on the Raritan Valley commuter rail line, which travels directly to Newark and then Penn Station of Manhattan. You can get on the train in Westfield at the Southside Train Station, or catch it in Newark.

Bus: Both the #59 and the #113 bus offer service from Dunellen through Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Garwood, Cranwood, Roselle Park, and Hillside. Additionally, the #59 continues on to Newark and includes a stop at Union County College.


If you will be taking the train from Westfield, annual and semi-annual parking passes are available for the Southside Train Station and at Watterson Street. Day passes are also available at the Southside Station, and parking is free after 10 am (when available).

Need More Information on Commuting to New York?

For specific scheduling, parking, or route-planning information, or for fares and fees for toll roads and public transportation, please visit the NJ Transit or Westfield Parking sites. If you want to know more about life in Westfield or buying a home in Westfield, then it’s time to contact me!

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