Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the summer season, and with that means more traffic on the roads, especially on the weekends. This weekend, as usual, is expected to have very heavy traffic. But NJ Transit is ready to help you have a relaxing holiday weekend and beat the traffic. They’re starting “early getaway” rail and bus service at 1pm on Friday, May 25 with extra trains, discounts for kids, and other discounts.
On Friday, May 25, extra outbound trains will operate on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, and Port Jervis lines starting at approximately 1 p.m. Extra buses will operate from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on more than two dozen bus routes starting around noon.
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines. Bus schedules vary by route—customers are advised to check their timetables or visit njtransit.com for schedule information.
Summer Savings: NJ Transit is offering some great discounted travel packages to destinations including the Jersey Shore, Six Flags Great Adventure and Monmouth Park:
Beach Packages: Save up to $6.50 on admission to one of five beaches— Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Bradley Beach and Belmar—by purchasing round-trip train fare and a beach pass for one price at NJ Transit ticket vending machines (choose “Special Promotions” and select “Beach Package”) or at ticket windows. Customers can purchase the package for $31.50 from New York Penn Station or any station on the Main, Bergen County or Pascack Valley lines (except from Metro-North stations), and for $23.50 from Hoboken Terminal or Newark Penn Station.
Shore EZride Jitney provides shuttle service to beaches, shopping and dining locations in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove and Bradley Beach Friday through Sunday. For jitney info and shore activities, go to visitmonmouth.com.
Six Flags Great Adventure or Hurricane Harbor: Save up to $51 by purchasing round-trip bus transportation and park admission together.
NJ Transit provides express bus service to Six Flags from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, Newark Penn Station, Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal and the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden.
Monmouth Park: Board a train anywhere on NJ Transit’s rail system and save up to $6.00 when you travel to Monmouth Park Racetrack. Simply purchase a round-trip package to Monmouth Park from ticket vending machines (choose “Special Promotions” and select “Monmouth Park”) or at ticket windows, and receive Grandstand Admission and an official track program for $1 plus round-trip train fare.
For details on Summer Services and customer discounts, visit njtransit.com/summer.
On weekends, kids ride free: Every weekend, families riding NJ Transit can save with the Family Super Saver Fare, which allows two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult. For the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the program will be extended and in effect from 7 p.m. Friday, May 25 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 29.
For more information, visit njtransit.com.