Getting to Newark

 

NJ TRANSIT Trains

NJ TRANSIT trains in and out of nearby Newark's Penn Station and Broad Street Station embark for all New Jersey destinations on a timely and convenient schedule. Trains leave from all New Jersey destinations and from New York City's Penn Station at 34th Street, and run in and out of Newark's Penn Station and Broad Street Station. For information on NJ TRANSIT trains, call 973-275-5555 or visit www.njtransit.com.

Click here for a New Jersey Transit rail system map.

NJ TRANSIT Advanced Trip Planner
This tool will provide a complete itinerary of your trip along with exact times and fares.

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To Plan Your Bus Itinerary
Plan your itinerary using NJ TRANSIT buses to Newark from your town or city.

Park & Ride Guide

Select your station for information on what amenities NJ TRANSIT offers, such as parking, lockers, and bike racks. For information on the New Jersey Department of Transportation Park and Ride locator click here.

The PATH from NYC

Manhattan is a short twenty-minute ride on the PATH train direct to Newark Penn Station. From there, the Festival site is an easy (half-mile) walk or a short trip on the Light Rail.

For the PATH schedule and map, click here.
For information on PATH trains, call 1-800-243-PATH or visit the PATH website

 

Amtrak

No matter where you’re coming from, chances are Amtrak runs from your town to Newark. Comfortable and dependable, Amtrak offers service across the country.

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BYBO
Bring your bicycle onboard

Going Green! (PDF)
Learn about how Amtrak goes green.

Booking a Group?
Here’s how to book a group of Amtrak tickets.

Parking

For patrons traveling to NJPAC by car, there is ample, secure underground and surface parking, with 1,300 spaces in three convenient areas directly adjacent to and across from the arts center. Each of these lots contains special parking locations for handicapped patrons.

Prices for NJPAC parking lots on performance dates to come soon.

 

 Additional Parking in Newark

Edison ParkFast Lots
http://www.parkfast.com/
Location 144
42 - 50 Central Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Edison ParkFast Lots
Location 51
10 West Park St.
Newark, NJ 07102

 


Other Bus Services

Coming from far away? Check out the cross-country bus services available.

Car

Address for GPS

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102

RideShare

While we strongly encourage you to take advantage of mass transit, if you must drive, the most eco-friendly way is to carpool.

Check out the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation’s resources for ridesharing here.

Looking for a ride to the Dodge Poetry Festival? AlterNetRides has set up the Festival as a destination in its database to help Festival-goers find rideshares. For more information or to sign up visit AlterNetRides and select the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival destination choice.

Note: The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Dodge Poetry Festival cannot be responsible or liable for any inconveniences, losses of revenue, or consequential damages of any kind, resulting from the use of the RideShare or the information presented at the site. Users of the service must be responsible for their own safety.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

FROM THE SOUTH

via NJ Turnpike North Follow NJ Turnpike North to Exit 15W (Newark/The Oranges). After toll booth follow Route 280 West to Exit 15A (Route 21 - Downtown/Arts). On the exit ramp, bear left going under Route 280 and, at bottom of ramp (traffic light), make a right onto Route 21 South (McCarter Highway). Follow Route 21 South to Center Street, make a right onto Center Street.
via Garden State Parkway North Follow Garden State Parkway North to Exit 145 (Route 280). Follow Route 280 East to Exit 15 (Route 21 - Downtown/Arts). At bottom of ramp (traffic light), make a right onto Route 21 South, (McCarter Highway). Follow Route 21 South to Center Street, make a right onto Center Street.


FROM THE NORTH, NORTHEAST & NEW YORK CITY

via NJ Turnpike South Follow NJ Turnpike North to Exit 15W (Newark/The Oranges). After toll booth follow Route 280 West to Exit 15A (Route 21 - Downtown/Arts). On the exit ramp, bear left going under Route 280 and, at bottom of ramp (traffic light), make a right onto Route 21 South (McCarter Highway). Follow Route 21 South to Center Street, make a right onto Center Street.
via Garden State Parkway South Follow Garden State Parkway South to Exit 145. Follow signs to Route 280 East. Follow Route 280 East to Exit 15 (Route 21 - Downtown/Arts). At bottom of ramp (traffic light), make a right onto Route 21 South (McCarter Highway). Follow Route 21 South to Center Street, make a right onto Center Street.
from New York City From George Washington Bridge or Lincoln Tunnell, follow signs to NJ Turnpike South. Take NJ Turnpike South to Exit 15W. From Holland Tunnel, follow signs to NJ Turnpike North. Take NJ Turnpike North to Exit 15W. Follow directions from Exit 15W above.

 

FROM THE WEST

via Route 280 Follow Route 280 East to Exit 15 (Route 21 South - Downtown/Arts). At bottom of ramp (traffic light), make a right onto Route 21 South (McCarter Highway). Follow Route 21 South to Center Street, make a right onto Center Street.
via Route 78 Follow Route 78 East to Exit 57 (Newark, Downtown/Arts). Stay to the right and follow signs to Route 21 North (McCarter Highway). You will travel across the viaduct into downtown Newark. Stay in the left three lanes and travel onto Route 21 North (McCarter Highway). Follow Route 21 North to Center Street, make a left onto Center Street. If you miss this turn, continue on Route 21 North to the Lombardy Street jughandle, then make the u-turn back to Route 21 South until you reach Center Street. Make a right onto Center Street.

Up-to-date information on construction activities and conditions in the downtown Newark area is available by

  • Calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC and press 3-2-1 for up-to-date information, 24 hours a day
  • Tuning in to WBGO/88.3 for traffic reports between 6-9 am and 4-6:30pm, weekdays only
  • Online, at www.njcommuter.com
  • Watching for variable message signs displaying real-time travel updates on the main access roads into Newark (Routes 1/9, 22, 78, 280)