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March 16, 2009

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT trains and buses are the way to “go green” to New York City for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Tuesday, March 17—getting you close to where the parade route begins on 5th Avenue at 44th Street.


Revelers can take the train to New York Penn Station, located about 10 blocks south of the start of the parade route—or the bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal, located about three blocks west of where the parade will start. 


For a lucky trip, follow the travel tips below:


  • Use our online trip planning features.
  • Travel outside of peak periods for the most comfortable trip.  (Peak periods are from approximately 6-9 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. on weekdays.)  A 15-percent discount applies to roundtrip travel on off-peak trains with Off-Peak Round-Trip (ORT) tickets.
  • Buy tickets in advance if possible—and remember to buy your return ticket too.
    • Rail customers are encouraged to purchase roundtrip tickets at their boarding station to speed the return trip. 
    • Bus customers are encouraged to purchase round-trip tickets onboard inbound buses (enroute to New York), or purchase their outbound tickets at Port Authority Bus Terminal ticket windows 1-10 or at any Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) inside the PABT upon arriving before leaving the terminal for the parade.
  • Travel light.  Stow your personal belongings on overhead racks or under seats.



NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 11 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 164 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.