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New York and Philadelphia Area Travel Information

Getting into the New York City area can be a nightmare.  There are many airports to fly into but getting between cities is relatively easy by trains.  I have combined the New York City guide and the Philadelphia guide as the truly adventurous traveler would be willing to travel between the two major metro areas to save a few bucks or to just see something new. 

 

Below is information on how to get to each clinic by Amtrak (if available), regional train, regional bus and local bus/transit. 

Newly updated! 5.12.16

 

Clinic

Services

Pfizer

1 Howe St
New Haven, CT 06511

(Click here for map)

 

All trains and buses stop at New Haven Union Station

Clinic is within walking distance

50 Union Avenue

0.7 Miles

Driving Directions

Train

Amtrak (NHV) - Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Vermonter from New York Penn Station

Best to purchase tickets in advance

 

Metro North Railroad - New Haven Line from Grand Central Terminal

Off-peak $16.50 station/$23 onboard

Peak $22 station/$28 onboard

Peak to GCT 5 AM - 10 AM / North from GCT 4 PM - 8 PM

Bus

Greyhound - From PABT As low as $19 one-way, around 8 or more daily trips

Megabus - From New York City and Boston

Local Bus

CT Transit

(860) 522-8101

 

'O Route 1' provides bus service to clinic.  Timetables

$1.25 one-way

$3.25 day-pass / $7.50 3 day-pass

5/7/31 day passes available

 
Biotrial

130 Norfolk Street

Newark, NJ 07103
(Click here for map)

 

Newark Penn Station is the major transportation hub in the area.

Amtrak, NJ Transit, Newark Light Rail, PATH and buses stop here.

1 Raymond Plaza W & Market Street

1.5 Miles

Driving Directions

Train

Amtrak (NWK)

Acela Express, Cardinal, Carolinian / Piedmont, Crescent, Keystone, Northeast Regional, Pennsylvanian, Silver Service / Palmetto, Vermonter

 

NJTransit Trains

Northeast Corridor Line, North Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line

 

Newark Light Rail

Groove Street train goes right by clinic.  Get off at Norfolk St. Station

 

PATH

Newark World Trade Center

Bus

Greyhound, Peter Pan Bus Lines, NJTransit buses

Local Bus

NJTransit (973) 275-5555  
Route 99 stops by the clinic but light rail will likely be your best option

Fares depend on type of bus service and distance traveled

 

PRA Health Sciences

401 Route 73 North
30 Lake Center Executive Park, Suite 100
Marlton, NJ 08053
(Click here for map

Marlton is in the boonies.  The only bus that serves the area is NJTransit Route 406 to Philadelphia

Train

Amtrak (PHL)

Acela Express, Cardinal, Carolinian / Piedmont, Crescent, Keystone, Northeast Regional, Pennsylvanian, Silver Service / Palmetto, Vermonter

30th Street Station

2955 Market Street

18.4 Miles

Driving Directions

SEPTA Trains    

Bus

Megabus and Bolt Bus serve 30th Street Station

Greyhound Station

 1001 Filbert St

 

14 Miles

 

Driving Directions

Local Bus

NJTransit

(973) 275-5555

 

Route 406 stops at Route 70 and N Cropwell Road.

Walk north a block to Lake Center Dr, take right

Fares depend on type of bus service and distance traveled

 

Frontage

241 Main St

3rd Fl

Hackensack, NJ 07601

(Click here for map)

 

Train

NJTransit - Pascack Valley Line (pdf) from Secaucus Junction.  Essex St and Anderson St stations are about the same distance to the clinic. 

$3.00 one-way to/from Secaucus Junction

$7.25 one-way to/from New York Penn Station

Directions form Essex St (.9 Mile)

Directions from Anderson St (.9 Mile)

Further train information

Local Bus

New Jersey Transit

(800) 772-2222

24 hours

Several local and regional buses stop near clinic

Fares depend on type of bus service and distance traveled

 

 

Inflamax Research

1930 Heck Ave

Bldg #2
Neptune, NJ 07753

(Click here for map)

 

Train

NJTransit - New Jersey Coast Line (pdf) from New York Penn Station.  You may have to transfer trains at Long Branch station, so pay attention!  Get off at Ashbury Park Station.   

$12.00 one-way

Directions from Asbury Station to clinic

 

From Philadelphia: Septa train R7 from 30th St Station to Trenton Transfer Center.  Northeast Corridor Line (pdf) to Rahway Station.  NJTransit - New Jersey Coast Line (pdf) to Ashbury Park. 

 $9.00 one-way from/to 30th St

Directions from Asbury Station to clinic

Bus

NJTransit - Route 317 (pdf) from Philadelphia to Asbury Park Station

$22.50 one-way

Directions from Asbury Station to clinic

Apparently no longer service to New York
New Jersey Transit (800) 772-2222

24 hours

Local Bus Recommended that you take a cab to clinic.  There is no convenient local bus.  Usually around $5 to $8 depending on company. 
 

Clinilabs, New York City

423 West 55th Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10019

(Click here for map)

Trains See train section

Bus

See bus section

Subway

 

 

Local Bus

MTA Subway - Closest stop is 59th St Columbus Circle. 

1   2   A   B   C   D

 

Bus Routes 11, 12, 31 and 57 serve the area. 

The one-way fare is $2.75

You can also buy passes.   7 day pass is $31.  These can also be bought a vending machine.  You'll need a MetroCard to load and pay.

(718) 330-1234 MTA Info

 

Cliniclabs, Eatontown

4 Industrial Way W.
Eatontown, NJ 07724

(Click here for map)

 

Train

NJTransit - New Jersey Coast Line (pdf) from New York Penn Station.  You may have to transfer trains at Long Branch station, so pay attention!  Get off at Elberon Station.     

  $15.00 one-way

 

From Philadelphia: Septa train R7 from 30th St Station to Trenton Transfer Center.  Northeast Corridor Line (pdf) to Rahway Station.  New Jersey Coast Line (pdf) to Elberon. 

  Estimated $20 fare each way. 

Local Bus

There is no convenient local bus.  Recommended that you take a cab to clinic.

Directions to Clinilabs from Elberon Station (3.8 Miles)

 

View Larger Map

 

 

 

General Travel Information:

Airports:

 

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) Islip/Long Island

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

 

Airport Transportation:

Getting to Manhattan; Penn Station or Grand Central Terminal. 

 

For JFK, LGA and EWR: click here.

 

For Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP):

There is shuttle service from MacArthur Airport to the nearby Ronkonkoma train station:
Colonial Transportation of Long Island offers convenient shuttle service between MacArthur Airport and the Ronkonkoma train station (LIRR). The shuttle van departs the train station daily at 5:30am, then departs the airport on the hour and half-hour from 6:00am until 10:30pm. Curbside pick up at the airport is directly in front of baggage claim. The shuttle will pick up and drop off at the North Platform of the Ronkonkoma train station. The one-way fare is $5.00 per person. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

 

The Suffolk County Bus Transit also offers hourly service to and from MacArthur Airport to the train station with the S-57 Bus except Sundays and holidays.
 

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) offers frequent service to Penn Station in Manhattan from the Ronkonkoma train station The train ride is approximately one hour and 25 minutes.  The train fare currently $9.75 (non-rush hour times) into the city will take you to Penn station which is located in Manhattan at 33rd street and 7th Avenue.

 

I have gone this route before and it wasn't too bad.  Flew in on a cheap Southwest flight and traveled into Penn Station. 

 

For Philadelphia International Airport:

You must first take the Septa train R1 to 30th Street Station.  Take the R7 to Trenton Transit Center.  Then take the NJTransit - Northeast Corridor Line (pdf) to NY Penn station.  Total cost about $20 each way. 

Amtrak - There is plenty of service between Philadelphia and New York City.  Regional service is your cheapest option and takes about 1 hour and half to 2 hours depending on time of day.  Acela Express offers quicker service, just over 1 hour but at a steeper price. 

 

Regional Buses:

Greyhound/Megabus:

busbud (find a bus route)

 

Port Authority Bus Terminal (Wiki)

625 8th Ave

The PABT is the main hub for Greyhound buses as well as regional buses serving PA, CT, NJ and more.  

Here is a list of bus carriers that serve the PABT

Several MTA Subways stop at Penn Station.

1   2   3   7   A   C   E   N   Q   R   S  

 

Bus Junction Books Most East Coast Bus Travel including Greyhound and Megabus

busbud is another bus schedule site

 

Megabus also provides service between New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore as well as other major points on the coast.  Megabus is famous for have seats as low as a dollar plus reservation fee if you book far enough ahead.  All online reservations.  The stop is located at 34th St between 11th and 12th Ave. The stop is located across the street from the Javits Center.   The street address is 672 W 34th St

 

Trains:

A general rule for all trains especially regional and local transit is that you must buy your ticket in advance for cheapest fare.  This can be done at the departing station from an agent and or from a vending machine.  You can buy your ticket on board but you will pay a penalty if there was a ticket agent or vending machine at the station you boarded from. 

 

Pennsylvania Station (Penn for short) (Wiki)

7th Ave between W 31st St and W 33rd St

MTA subways routes 1   2   3   A   C   E

  Amtrak (Amtrak - Penn Station) - All Amtrak trains come into Penn Station.  

  New Jersey Transit - Some leave from New York Penn Station while the rest can be connected at the Secaucus Junction station.

  Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) - 'Ronkonkoma' line connects to Long Island Islip Airport.  (More info)

 

Grand Central Terminal (Wiki)

15 Vanderbilt Ave

MTA subways routes 4   5   6   7   S 

  Metro North Railroad - 'New Haven' line provides service to Pfizer New Haven Clinic.

 

(800) 872-7245 Amtrak

(800) 772-2222 NJ Transit 24 hours

(800) 638-7646 Metro North Railroad

(718) 217-5477 Long Island Railroad

 

Subway:

Local Bus:

MTA provides subways all over the boroughs of New York. 

MTA provides bus service throughout the boroughs of New York.

To ride the subways or buses, you need a MetroCard.  Most stations have automated vending machines to purchase and reload cards.

The one-way fare is $2.75

You can also buy passes.  A 7 day pass is $31.  These can also be bought a vending machine.

Ask any station attendant for a free subway map.

(718) 330-1234 MTA Info

 

Taxi:

The familiar Yellow Cabs of New York are the only cabs allowed to pick up passengers via "street hail".  All other cabs are known as "gypsy" cabs.  Only take a Yellow Cab. 

 

Hostels:

There are many hostels in New York.  Check out this website for a list of them.  Here are a few I'd recommend. 

Hostelling International New York

  (212) 932-2300 - 891 Amsterdam Ave

A tad bit on the pricey side compared to other hostels in the area but I go there because it's part of a chain of great hostels. 

Big Apple Hostel

  (212) 302-2603 - 119 West 45th St

 

While I strive to research and provide accurate information, things change.  Just Another Lab Rat! is not responsible for inaccuracies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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