NJ TRANSIT BUS SERVICE INFORMATION
Southern NJ is served by several bus providers including NJ TRANSIT which provides fixed route bus services for the general public and smaller, localized bus services for the general public, senior citizens and people with disabilities. Generally, the smaller bus services are demand responsive, meaning they provide door-to door-service. Some bus providers charge a fare; others are free but appreciate donations to cover rapidly increasing expenses.
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NJ TRANSIT operates over 40 bus routes in southern NJ. To see if your location is served by a bus route click the image above.
How to Ride a NJ TRANSIT Bus
In urban areas, bus stops are usually marked by bus stop signs. Signs may list the route numbers of the buses stopping at that location. Be sure to check the route and destination of the bus you want to take on both the bus stop sign and on the bus. In rural and suburban areas, where stops may not be marked, you can board a bus anywhere along the route if it is safe for the bus to stop. To hail a bus, simply signal to the driver as the bus approaches. When you board, tell the driver where you are going and deposit the required fare. Most local buses require exact change in coins or $1 bills. The bus driver does not carry money and cannot make change! When you are near your exit stop, alert the bus driver by pressing the signal tape above and between the side windows.
How to Read a Bus Timetable?
Choose your direction of travel and look at the section of the schedule for either weekdays (Monday thru Friday) or weekends (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays). Find the location you are starting from on the timetable. “Time points” listed represent the major stops. Buses also stop at locations along the route that are between the time points.
One-zone intrastate trip $1.50 Children / Senior Citizens / Persons with Disabilities $ .65 County and local services for seniors & disabled Get more fare information here. View NJ TRANSIT ticket vendors by county (tickets also available through rail terminals and bus terminals).
If your trip requires a transfer to a second bus, purchase a transfer for .60 cents when you pay your fare on the first bus—you’ll save .70 cents on the second fare! Transfers are available for intrastate trips at the following rates: Adult $ .60 Children / Senior Citizens / Persons with Disabilities $ .25
NJ TRANSIT Bus Fares
NJ TRANSIT bus fares are based on the number of zones traveled between your origin and destination. The fare for a one-zone intrastate trip is $1.50 ($.70 for seniors/persons with disabilities/children). Additional zone charges may apply for longer trips. Most trips in southern NJ are four zones or less. Most local buses require exact change in coins or $1 bills. The bus driver does not carry money and cannot make change. If you commute daily, you can save up to 35% over the regular one-way fare by purchasing a monthly NJ TRANSIT bus pass. You can use it to make unlimited trips on NJ TRANSIT bus routes for an entire calendar month for the number of zones indicated on the pass. If you travel only a few days a week, a 10-trip ticket is available at 10-25% discount over the regular one-way fare. It is good for ten one-way trips for 20 days from the date of purchase. If your trip requires a transfer to a second bus, purchase a transfer for $.60 ($.25 for seniors/persons with disabilities/children) when you pay your fare on the first bus—you’ll save $.70 cents on the second fare! Quick-Tik® Program Quik-Tik® is the fast, easy way to buy your monthly NJ TRANSIT pass. Quik-Tik® is a great alternative to purchasing your monthly pass from ticket vending machines or ticket agents. And, with Quik-Tik® you get the same cost savings of up to 33% off regular peak one-way fares.
RideECO The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) now offers a new and expanded commuter benefit program – RideECO (Easy Commute Options). Previously named TransitChek, the new program allows employers and commuters to save money by putting pre-tax dollars toward fares on public transportation. Commuters can save up to $500 per year, and employers can save money by reducing FICA taxes. Learn more at www.RideECO.org
ACCESS LINK BUS SERVICE
Services for Persons with Disabilities Access Link is a public transportation service developed to comply with the paratransit regulations of the ADA and is for people with disabilities who are unable to use the local NJ TRANSIT fixed route bus service. In order to use Access Link, you must first apply for eligibility and reservations are required. Access Link service is comparable to the bus in that it is a curb to curb service, charges a fare and is available during the same days and hours as the regularly scheduled local fixed route bus service, including weekends and holidays. If there is NJ TRANSIT bus service available, Access Link service will be available. If there is no NJ TRANSIT bus service, Access Link will not be available. For more information, call 1-800-955-2321 or visit www.njtransit.com.
The SEPTA system provides public bus, trolley, subway and rail services in southeastern PA, including the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Several NJ TRANSIT bus routes connect with SEPTA bus and rail services in downtown Philadelphia. For more information call 215- 580-7800 or visit www.septa.org.
SEN-HAN Transit provides coordinated special transportation services to elderly and disabled persons in Camden County. Service is provided for non-emergency medical, shopping, veterans’ services, post-secondary education and special events trips. Trips are also provided to Camden County residents with disabilities to competitve work sites and employment support services in the county. For more information, call 856-456-3344 or visit www.scucs.org.
Academy Bus Company
Academy provides local charter and commuter bus service to New York City from south Jersey. For more information visit www.academybus.com
Greyhound Bus Company
Greyhound provides intercity bus service to locations throughout the United States from several locations in south Jersey. For more information visit www.greyhound.com
Community Bus Services
Most counties in New Jersey operate community paratransit services which supplement NJ TRANSIT bus and rail services by providing more flexible transportation options. Many of these services require advance reservations, have eligibility criteria and may be restricted to senior citizens, people with disabilities and/or social services clients. For information on eligibility criteria and operating hours or to schedule a ride, please contact the listed transit providers.
Atlantic County Community Bus Services
The Atlantic County Transportation Unit provides transportation services to qualified senior citizens and people with disabilities who reside in Atlantic County. For more information, call (609) 645-5910 or click here.
Egg Harbor City Shuttle
The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) operates the Egg Harbor Rail bus service which operates during peak periods and makes stops at the Atlantic City Rail Line’s Egg Harbor Station, Stockton College, the FAA Tech Center and the Atlantic City Airport. For more information, call (856) 227-7571 or click here to view the schedule
NEW! English Creek-Tilton Road Community Shuttle
Shuttle Service running along English Creek Road and Tilton Falls Road with connecting transfers to NJ TRANSIT bus service. Conveniently reach your employment, shopping, medical and social service destinations. To veiw the shuttle’s schedule Click here!
Click here for more information and a detailed map of the route.
Burlington County Community Bus Services
Burlington County operates the BurLink Bus System which consists of six bus routes that connect to NJ TRANSIT bus and River LINE rail stations. The BurLink operates Monday-Friday, on a fixed route schedule. Burlington County’s senior citizens and people with disabilities are also served by a demand responsive service that takes County residents to selected destinations, including medical, nutrition and shopping locations. For more information on these services,
Camden County Community Bus Services
The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) operates several “shuttle to work” routes in southern New Jersey. These routes transport Camden County residents to work locations in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Atlantic counties. For more information, call (856) 227-7571 or click on the following schedules:
River LINE-Pennsauken Industrial Park Bus Schedule
Pureland North-South Shuttle Schedule. A free deviated route shuttle serving Camden City, Westville, Woodbury, and the Pureland Industrial Complex.
SEN-HAN Transit provides coordinated special transportation services to elderly and disabled persons in Camden County. Service is provided for non-emergency medical, shopping, veterans’ services, post-secondary education and special events trips. Trips are also provided to Camden County residents with disabilities to competitive work sites and employment support services in the county. For more information, call 856-456-3344 or visit www.scucs.org.
Cape May County Community Bus Services
Fare Free Transportation provides demand-response, subscription and modified-fixed route bus service to senior citizens, persons with disabilities, veterans, individuals of low-income and general public. Service is provided to all areas of Cape May County, as well as select areas of Atlantic, Cumberland, and Camden Counties. Service is also provided to select destinations in Philadelphia, and Wilmington. For more information, call 609-889-3700 or visit www.capemaycountygov.net
Cumberland County Community Bus Services
The Cumberland County Office of Employment and Training operates four bus routes serving employment locations in the Bridgeton and Vineland areas. For more information, call (856) 451-8920; ext. 116 or visithttp://www.co.cumberland.nj.us.
The Cumberland Area Transit System (CATS) provides transportation to senior citizens, disabled persons, veterans and the general public for non-emergency medical, shopping and other trips. Service is provided to County residents and to selected destinations within Cumberland County and the surrounding area. For more information, call (856) 691-7799 or visit www.co.cumberland.nj.us
Gloucester County Community Bus Services
The Division of Transportation Services (DTS), under the Department of Human Services, provides non-emergency curb-to-curb transportation services to: senior citizens (60 years and older), people with disabilities, Veterans, and low-income residents of Gloucester County. Advance reservations are required and ongoing subscription service is also available. Service is provided to all areas of Gloucester County, with limited service to Camden County, Cumberland County, Salem County and portions of Philadelphia. For more information, call 856-686-8355 or click here
NEW! Pureland East West Community Shuttle
A New Shuttle Serving: Avandale Park & Ride, Williamstown, Glassboro, Mullica Hill, Swedesboro, and the Pureland Industrial Complex.
Monday-Friday 5:00AM-11:00AM & 1:30PM-7:30PM SJTA Customer Service (856) 227-7571
Salem County Community Bus Services
Salem County Transportation Program
The Salem County Office on Aging provides specialized transportation services to senior citizens and disabled residents of Salem County. Transportation is provided for medical appointments, congregate nutrition sites, social service appointments, and shopping trips. For more information call 856-339-8622 or visit: www.salemcountynj.gov
Municipal Bus Services
Many towns provide bus services for their residents. Some will transport any resident; others may be limited to senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Travel is usually restricted to within the town and trip destinations and days and hours of operation vary within each town. For more information, contact your municipal clerk’s office.
For More Information
For more information or to have schedules mailed to you, call us at (856) 596-8228.