Are you looking to travel within and out of Ocean County? And you tired of driving? Good news, there are local bus and train options as well. Some of these modes of transportation travel to stops entirely in Ocean County. And some of them allow local commuters to travel to New York City, Northern New Jersey, Monmouth County and Philadelphia. Here is your guide to public train and bus transportation in Ocean County:
Train – NJ Transit
The two southern stops on the North Jersey Coast Line are in Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head. The train travels to and from New York City.
Bus -NJ Transit
This is a weekday bus with stops to and from Lakewood and connecting with points in Monmouth County and Northern New Jersey.
Local stops for this bus occur daily in Brick, Lakewood and Toms River. The bus goes to and from stops in Monmouth County, Newark and Jersey City. There is also a seasonal schedule that includes Island Heights, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park.
Although this bus travels mostly between New York City and Monmouth County, there are occasional stops in Lakewood.
There are two versions of this bus. One is an express bus between New York City and Toms River, with occasional stops afterwards in Island Heights, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. There is also a second version that uses Route 549 between New York City and local stops in Toms River, Lakewood and Brick.
This is a summer bus between Freehold and Six Flags in Jackson.
Another summer bus between New York City, Newark and Six Flags in Jackson.
This bus travels between Philadelphia and Asbury Park. The Ocean County stops include Point Pleasant Beach, Brick, Lakewood and Cassville (Jackson).
If you are looking to travel to and from New York City and Cape May, this is your bus. There is a Toms River stop in the middle.
This bus travels to and from Atlantic City and Lakewood. The stops include Toms River, Beachwood, Bayville, Lanoka Harbor, Forked River, Waretown, Barnegat, Manahawkin, West Creek, Tuckerton and Little Egg Harbor.
This is a commuter bus between Point Pleasant Beach and Asbury Park.
Bus – Ocean Ride
Ocean County also runs a local bus with trips on certain days in select communities. Click here for the Ocean Ride locations.