Your Bergen County Commuter Guide

What's not to love about the suburbs of Bergen County? The communities here are close to major metropolitan areas like New York City and Newark, while maintaining the close-knit feel of a small town. 

If you're interested in relocating to Bergen County, but worried about your commute to New York City or a similar area, you're in the right place. We created this commuter guide with Bergen County commuters in mind. Here, you can see average travel times to and from the many wonderful Bergen County suburbs, as well as your different options for travel. Have any questions about relocating to Bergen County? Please don't hesitate to reach out to us.


Woman waiting for a train.

Commuting By Train

Below you'll find a timetable of all Bergen County communities currently served by the New Jersey transit train system. This table shows travel times and average price for getting to Penn Station in New York City.

Community Travel Time Average Price
Allendale 1 hr 10 min $11.75
Mahwah 1 hr 19 min $14
Montvale 1 hr 10 min $10.75
Oradell 50 min $8.50
Ramsey 1 hr 15 min $12.25
Ridgewood 1 hr $9.75
Woodcliff Lake 1 hr 5 min $10.75


Empty bus at twilight.

Commuting By Bus

Another way to commute in certain parts of Bergen County is by bus. Check the bus timetables here to see if your community is served! We do know that the Ridgewood area is served by the New Jersey Transit bus service. Here are two communities served by the NJ Transit bus system.

Community Travel Time  Average Cost
Paramus 1 hr 10 min $6
Ridgewood 1 hr 5 min $8
Oradell 1 hr $7


Man driving in a car.

Commuting By Car

Finally, you can always get to the big city by car! Check the NJ Transit website for specific "park and go" locations. This way, if your community is not served by the train or bus services, you can drive to a nearby community and commute from there. This often is less time consuming than traveling directly from Bergen County to New York City.

However, if you prefer driving yourself, here are the average travel times from Bergen County communities to New York City.

Community Travel Time to NYC
Allendale 46 min
Franklin Lakes 47 min
Mahwah 49 min
Montvale 47 min
Oradell 42 min
Paramus 38 min
Ramsey 48 min
Ridgewood 44 min
Woodcliff Lake 44 min
Upper Saddle River 47 min
Wyckoff 45 min

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