Regional Bus Services
Three private bus carriers provide regional service between Somerset County and NYC. Click the appropriate link for route and fare information.
Lakeland Bus Lines operates from the northern part of Somerset County (Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Lyons, Bedminster and Far Hills) to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC
Suburban Transit provides service from Princeton through southeastern Somerset County to the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal via Route 27, and express service from Hillsborough to NYC (Grand Central Terminal and the United Nations).
Q: WHERE DO I BOARD THE SUBURBAN 200 HILLSBOROUGH BUS?
A: The bus leaves from the Park & Ride at the Hillsborough Promenade located at 315 US 206 North, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. For landmarks, this shopping center has Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Weis and Home Goods stores.
Q: IS THERE A FEE TO PARK MY VEHICLE?
A: Vehicles can park for free in one of the 250 parking spots set aside by Hillsborough Township. Look for the green striped parking spots and the Park & Ride signs
Q: WHERE DO I PURCHASE MY TICKET FOR THE SUBURBAN 200 LINE?
A: Tickets can be purchased online or in the parking lot before boarding the bus in the morning. A Suburban Transit ticket agent sells tickets in the park & ride lot using a mobile device that accepts credit and debit cards (this is located in the Kohl’s parking lot). Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards are accepted. Customers who purchase their tickets online will receive an email with a bar code that is required to board the bus. The bar code can be accessed through email on your personal mobile device and shown to the driver who will then scan the code for entry onto the bus. You can also pay with cash. Individual mobile ticketing is a future enhancement for this bus line.
Q: HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RIDE THIS BUS?
A: The one-way fare for this express bus to NYC is $15; a round trip is $30. A book of ten (10) tickets is discounted at $125 *. A monthly pass is available at the reduced fare of $420 and can be purchased starting on the 21st day of the month. * One-way fares do not expire. Tickets sold in a 10-trip book expire 20 days from the date of purchase.
Q: ARE THERE REDUCED FARE OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
A: Senior Citizens age 62 and older and individuals with disabilities are eligible to use reduced fare tickets at all times. The price for a half-fare ticket is $7.50 one-way. A valid ID (Medicaid/Medicare/Driver License) is required to purchase half fare tickets. One child under the age of five is eligible to ride free per adult, provided the child does not occupy a seat to the exclusion of a paying customer.
Q: IS THERE A MOBILE APP TO SEE DELAYS OR SERVICE NOTIFICATIONS?
A: There is currently no mobile app available to see delays or service notifications. Please visit www.suburbantransit.com and sign up for Hillsborough-specific email alerts regarding service adjustments.
Q: HOW LONG IS THE TRIP INTO NYC?
A: The listed time for the Suburban 200 Line from Hillsborough Promenade to the United Nations is 1 hour 30 minutes. Depending on traffic and where you depart on 42nd Street, the trip might take more or less time. Trips leave Hillsborough at 6 am, 6:30 am, 7 am and 7:30 am.
Q: WHERE DOES THE BUS STOP INBOUND ALONG 42nd STREET IN NYC?
A: There are four inbound stops after the bus exits the tunnel:
- 1st stop – 42nd St & 7th Ave
- 2nd Stop – 42nd St & 5th Ave
- 3rd Stop – 42nd St & 3rd Ave
- 4th Stop – United Nations
Q: DOES THE BUS PICK ME UP IN NYC DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM WHERE I WAS DROPPED OFF THIS MORNING?
A: As close as possible. There are four (4) locations to catch the bus back to Hillsborough. All bus stops will have a Suburban or Coach USA sign and will be where other buses are loading and unloading passengers. NYC MTA buses also use these stops.
The bus stop locations are:
- 1st Ave (United Nations)
- 3rd Ave
- 5th Ave
- 7th Ave
Trans-Bridge provides service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) from the Branchburg park and ride. Trans-Bridge also offers reverse commute bus service to Sanofi at 55 Corporate Drive, Bridgewater and MetLife on Route 22 in Bridgewater from the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) in New York City.