Get me to the GRE
January 28, 2014 5:40 AM Subscribe
How reliable are NJ Transit buses from Port Authority?
posted by R a c h e l to Travel & Transportation around New Jersey (13 answers total)
I'll be taking the GRE tomorrow in New Jersey, because I waited too long to find a local testing center. I live in Manhattan. Obviously, it is essential that I not be late.
My options for getting to the testing center, according to google maps, are NJ Transit rail or bus. The train is extremely ill-timed for the test, so I'd have to get up much earlier, but I'm comfortable with the ticketing system and the protocol, and I tend to think it's reasonably reliable (correct me if I'm wrong). I know nothing about the bus, but the timing and the proximity to the testing center are much better with that system.
Either way, I'll be headed out of Manhattan, during rush-hour times. I'm not sure how bad that traffic is - I'd assume it's much worse in the other direction but I guess I'm not sure.
My question is, if I take the bus, how worried do I need to be about delays? What else should I know - do I need to arrive early to purchase tickets? How do I pay? Is there anything else I should know?