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5 Ways to Get Around Hoboken Besides Walking

by Lauren Alberti
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One of the best things about Hoboken is its walkability. It’s a square mile, and no matter where you live in Hoboken, restaurants, bars, shopping, and grocery stores are within a short distance. Sometimes that walk from 14th Street down to the PATH station can feel like quite a trek. Whether it’s the hot weather, a time crunch, or walking a mile just isn’t in the cards, there are many other options available to Hoboken residents and visitors as they navigate this city. Read to learn more about other ways to get around. 

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NJ Transit Bus

Most people know the 126 bus from their commute to Port Authority in NYC, but the 126 can be used to get around Hoboken as well. The bus leaves from the Hoboken Terminal downtown and makes its way to Washington Street, where it makes several stops before heading toward Weehawken. The 126 also goes along Willow Ave, which can be a good resource for those coming from or heading toward western Hoboken. Using the 126 bus only costs $1.60 for adults within Hoboken. Children and seniors can hop on for 75 cents. Tickets are easily purchased on the NJTransit app. 

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Citibike racks are popping up on every corner of town these days. Located at several intersections throughout the city, Citibikes can easily be unlocked using the Citibike app or the Lyft app. There are classic bikes and e-bikes for when you need that extra boost. The bikes cost $4.49 to unlock from the rack. For classic bikes, the first 30 minutes of the ride are included. After that, it’s 26 cents for every additional minute. For e-bikes, it’s 26 cents per minute of the ride. The Citibike and Lyft apps show the exact locations of bike racks and specify the number of classic bikes, e-bikes, and empty spaces available at each location. 

Citibike also has $19 day passes, which are perfect for showing visitors around town or going on a long bike ride along the waterfront. There are also yearly memberships available for $205, which includes unlimited 45-minute rides and 35% off e-bikes. 

The Hop Bus

Ever wonder what those shuttle buses parked at the PATH station with different colors listed on them are? Those are the glorious Hop buses, provided by the city of Hoboken, and they are completely free to use. That’s right: free. These hop-on-hop-off style buses make their way around the streets of Hoboken and all riders have to do is flag it down at any intersection or get on while it’s parked at the PATH. The Hop runs from 7:30AM to 7:30PM Monday through Friday, with a lunch break from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. No proof of residence is necessary, just hop on and enjoy the free, air-conditioned ride home. 

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Hoboken Taxis

Hoboken has a few of its very own yellow taxi cabs. They typically hang out at the PATH station near the bike racks. Passengers can catch a ride anywhere in Hoboken for $8 — don’t forget to tip! The drivers are typically locals and know the area inside and out. They’ll get you wherever you’re going in great time. There’s of course also Uber and Lyft if you’re in a pinch.

Light Rail

The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, or as we know it, the light rail, runs throughout Hudson County, but Hoboken has three of its own stops. The light rail stops at the Hoboken Terminal, 2nd Street, and 9th Street. The line runs along the western edge of town, so it’s a great option when moving in that direction. Tickets for the Hudson-Bergen line cost $2.25 for adults and $1.10 for children and seniors. Tickets can be purchased on the NJTransit app and at the station. 

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