Planning to travel to New Brunswick, New Jersey, via train? At Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau, we have all the information you need to plan your next vacation or business trip. With multiple train depots in Middlesex County and the surrounding area, getting here is a breeze. Learn more about Middlesex County transportation services.
Train Service in Middlesex County
Central NJ is well-served by mass transit, including:
- Amtrak: There are two Amtrak stations in Middlesex County, Metropark (MET) and New Brunswick (NBK). Both stations are on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional route, which runs along the East Coast from Massachusetts to Virginia.
- NJ TRANSIT: Our state public transportation system serves riders throughout NJ, as well as New York and Pennsylvania. The NJ Transit stations in Middlesex County include:
- Avenel Station
- Dunellen Station
- Edison Station
- Jersey Avenue Station
- Metropark Station
- Metuchen Station
- New Brunswick Station
- Perth Amboy Station
- South Amboy Station
- Woodbridge Station
Many of these train stations offer connections to NJ Transit bus lines. The New Brunswick station is also serviced by Rutgers University campus shuttle buses. For PATH service in NY and NJ, NJ transit riders can connect to PATH trains at Newark Penn Station or Hoboken Terminal.
Benefits of Traveling via Train
Taking the train is a popular way to get to and from work in NJ – with 12 rail lines statewide, NJ Transit serves millions of riders each year. Train travel in Central NJ offers many advantages, such as:
With multiple train stations throughout the county, it’s easy to get to major metropolitan areas like Philadelphia and New York City. With Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service, you can even take the train to and from destinations further afield, including Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Boston. If you’re hosting a conference or convention in Middlesex County, it’s easy for attendees to travel to and from these major cities.
Middlesex County’s main train stations, Metropark and New Brunswick, are conveniently located for commuters and visitors. Metropark Station services both Amtrak and NJ Transit, and it is located adjacent to the Garden State Parkway and the Lincoln Highway.
New Brunswick Station is adjacent to Route 27 and is just a short drive from Interstate 95. Commuters can walk from New Brunswick Station to major employers, including Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Johnson & Johnson.
Traveling by train isn’t just convenient – it can be fun, too. Taking the train instead of driving means you can relax while in transit: read, listen to music, get work done, or just watch the scenery. If you live in Middlesex County and want to get away for the weekend, you can easily visit cities like NYC without dealing with the stress of gridlock and expensive parking rates.
Whether you’re visiting New Brunswick and the surrounding area for work or play, traveling by train is cost-effective and efficient. Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to assist event and conference planners by providing up-to-date information on transportation options, including bus and rail info, driving directions, and parking information.
Learn More About Middlesex County Transportation
Whether you’re planning a major conference or just a quick weekend getaway for your family, get in touch with Central Jersey Convention & Visitors Bureau. Our team is standing by to help you plan your stay. In addition to details about Middlesex County, NJ, transportation, we can advise you on:
- Hotels: With over 50 hotels in the area, we’ll help you find the right accommodations to suit your needs and budget.
- Dining and nightlife: We can connect you to delicious dining options throughout Middlesex County.
- Activities for kids: Visiting with little ones? Find family-friendly activities like parks, museums, and play spaces.
- Shopping: From outlet malls to local boutiques, you’ll find a wide range of shopping options in Central NJ.
For more information or to plan your next visit to New Brunswick, NJ, and the surrounding area, contact us today.