In an effort to reduce traffic on race day, we are securing private buses to take passengers to the start line area at Monmouth Park Station.
The 2016 bus plan and schedule is below, we anticipate 2017 being similar and will confirm shortly:
- NYC – Javits Center – 34th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues (leaving at 5:00 a.m.)
- Newark Penn Station (5:00 a.m.)
- Rahway NJ Transit Train Station (5:15 a.m.)
- Matawan NJ Transit Train Station (5:30 a.m.)
- Middletown NJ Transit Train Station (5:30 a.m.)
Signup for this service is only available online (credit card only) at a cost of $15 per person. There will be no purchase available on site or at the expo and we cannot guarantee you a spot on the bus if you show up without a ticket. This bus schedule will not appear on any published NJ Transit or other schedule and it is for athletes, supporters, volunteers and race staff ONLY. Tickets purchased online will be emailed the week before the race.
PURCHASE BUS TICKET when you register
Anyone taking this bus should plan to be at the station 10 minutes prior to the listed time for that station. Also, bicycles and wheelchairs are not permitted on the bus as there is no raised platform at the NJ Transit Monmouth Park Station.
Please note, this is a one-way bus. To return home you should plan to use one of the normally scheduled trains that depart from Long Branch station (within walking distance from the finish line, about .7 of a mile) at six minutes past every hour (12:06, 1:06, etc.).
** If you completed your registration without purchasing a Bus ticket and now want to add that, follow this link to the purchase form.
Also note that in the event that an insufficient number of bus reservations are made from any location we reserve the right to give advance notice, cancel a bus location, and issue full refunds of bus tickets from that spot.