Transportation Tips

A large number of students commute to Rutgers University and between the five New Brunswick campuses using different forms of transportation. Below is information on the various forms of transportation methods available in New Jersey:

Trains

New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Corridor line provides New Brunswick with both local and express service between Penn Station in New York, Penn Station in Newark, and Trenton, New Jersey. For information: 973-275-5555.SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) provides service at Trenton to and from Philadelphia. For information: 215-580-7800.

Amtrak provides limited direct service to New Brunswick, however, connections can easily be made via New Jersey Transit trains to principal Amtrak stations at MetroPark, New York, and Trenton. For information, 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Discounted NJ Transit Tickets for Students

NJ Transit offers a 25% discounted rate for monthly rail, bus, or light rail passes to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who purchase their pass online.

For more information visit the Rutgers University Parking and Transportation Services website.

Buses

810 New Brunswick-Woodbridge – Service between New Brunswick (Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station) and Woodbridge (Woodbridge Center).

811 New Brunswick-South River – Service between New Brunswick (St. Peter’s Hospital) and South River (Jackson between Wilson/Raritan). This route also has a stop at Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station.

814 New Brunswick-Edison – Service between North Brunswick (Fashion Plaza Mall) and Edison (Middlesex County College) with a stop at Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station.

815 New Brunswick-Woodbridge – Service between New Brunswick (Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station) and Woodbridge (Woodbridge Center) with a stop in New Brunswick at Burnet Street and Tunison Road.

818 New Brunswick-East Brunswick-Old Bridge – Service between New Brunswick (Somerset Street and George Street near the New Brunswick Train Station) and Old Bridge (Civic Center). This route also has a stop in New Brunswick at Burnet Street and Tunison Road.
For information on NJ Transit Buses call 973-275-5555.

Rutgers Buses

After you have arrived at Rutgers, the best way to get to all 5 campuses is by Rutgers Shuttle. Check out some helpful information about the shuttles below:

Bus routes

During weekdays there are nine bus options to take depending on which campus you are on, and where you wish to go. Tickers are positioned at most stops to tell you approximately when a certain bus is scheduled to arrive at that stop.

  • Route A – College Ave to Busch
  • Route B – Livingston to Busch
  • Route C – Busch Commuter shuttle
  • Route EE – College Ave to Cook/Douglass (via George Street)
  • Route F – College Ave to Cook/Douglass (via Route 18)
  • Route H – College Ave to Busch
  • Route LX – College Ave to Livingston
  • Route REXL – Cook/Douglass to Livingston
  • Route REXB – Cook/Douglass to Busch

On the weekend there are two bus options to take. Each bus goes to every campus but in a different order. Weekend buses run less frequently than those on the weekdays so leave extra time to travel in between campuses.

  • Route Weekend 1 – College Ave to Busch to Livingston to College Ave to Cook/Douglass and back to College Ave
  • Route Weekend 2 – College Ave to Cook/Douglas to College Ave to Livingston to Busch and back to College Ave

For more information on all the bus routes visit the Rutgers University Parking and Transportation Services website.

NextBus

NextBustells you actual arrival information updated at regular intervals. Due to traffic variations, breakdowns, and day-to-day problems faced by transit providers that can interrupt service, the arrival times may fluctuate.

To see the time the next bus is arriving go to NextBus Website or download the NextBus App available for your mobile device.

Biking Around Campus

As part of the University’s mission to provide cost effective and green transportation alternatives to the University community, the Department of Transportation Services offers a bike rental program that is available at central locations throughout the New Brunswick Campus.

Users are required to register for the program prior to renting a bike. Once registration is complete, users may log in to the automated bike rental system and check out bicycles for only $10 per month or $25 per semester.

For more information on how to register, please visit the Rutgers University Bike Rental Program website.

Rutgers Maps

Visit the Rutgers University Maps website to view interactive maps showing building locations and street addresses for the New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses as well as some off-campus locations.