The commute to Manhattan can be a real project. But the trip can be a breeze (or at least easier) if you leave from one of these NJ towns. Our top 15 NJ Transit commuter towns list is based on municipalities with NJ Transit trains and buses with rush hour travel times to NYC of 50 minutes or less that also rank high on our overall 2019 list of New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families 2019. Check it out below to change your morning commute for good. 

RankTownCountyCommute TimeMode of Transportation
1Glen RockBergen44 mins.Train
2Ho-Ho-KusBergen50  mins.Train
3Chatham BoroughMorris48 mins.Train
4CranfordUnion44 mins.Train
5Chatham TownshipMorris48 mins.Train
6OradellBergen50 mins.Bus
7MountainsideUnion48 mins.Bus
8WestfieldUnion49 mins.Train
9TenaflyBergen48 mins.Bus
10RamseyBergen50 mins.Train (Rte. 17 Station)
11River EdgeBergen43 mins.Bus
12Glen RidgeEssex35 mins.Train
13RidgewoodBergen48 mins.Train
14LeoniaBergen33 mins.Bus
15BergenfieldBergen43 mins.Bus

Best Towns for Families 2019

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