Getting Around Rutherford

Rutherford is only 8 miles west of Manhattan. Travel into and out of Rutherford is more convenient by public transportation than it is by car due to NYC traffic. Car travelers can use the New Jersey Turnpike Western Spur, which comes within 2 miles of the borough. The Garden State Parkway is 4 miles away. From NYC, take I495 West. The Lincoln Tunnel delivers drivers close to Rutherford, which is bordered by the Passaic River.

Regional travelers may prefer to take a train into Rutherford. The Bergen County commuter train lines link passengers with New York City. In Rutherford, the Hoboken-to-Suffern train stops at the 1898 depot. To catch the train from NYC, take a New Jersey Transit train from the NYC Port Authority or NY Penn Station. At the New Jersey Transit's Secaucus Transfer Station, take connecting service to Rutherford. To reach Rutherford via Amtrak, take the Boston-Washington line to the Secaucus Transfer Station and transfer to the Bergen County train to Rutherford.

Long distance travelers have many air travel choices. The nearest airport is Newark International Airport, only 12 miles from Rutherford. Newark Liberty International is served by most U.S. airlines and features direct flights to major destinations in North America as well as abroad. NJT trains link the airport to the Secaucus Transfer Station where you can pick up the Rutherford-bound train. To drive from the Newark airport, take Route 21 North.

To utilize mass transit from LaGuardia Airport, you take a NYC bus into Manhattan and transfer to a bus or subway line that will take you to Penn Station or the Port Authority. From there, catch a train to Secaucus and transfer to the Rutherford-bound train. It's easier from JFK airport. The AirTrain delivers travelers to Jamaica or Howard Beach subway stations, where you can begin your commute across NYC to Rutherford. Other airports in close proximity to Rutherford include the Atlantic City International Airport and the Philadelphia International Airport. These are easily accessible for Rutherford travelers due to train service that connects them to NYC-bound trains.

Bus service between Newark and Hackensack is provided by the 76 bus. In addition, a minibus serves downtown Rutherford, offering free rides weekdays. The Downtowner makes regular loops through the borough. Unfortunately, this service ends about 4 p.m., and it isn't offered on weekends.