Getting Around Jersey City
Part of the fun of JC Fridays is visiting several events all over the city in one night. This page includes information and helpful tips about getting around Jersey City. Each event listing will include parking information and special transportation instructions.
We encourage you to use the digital event map to plan your night out!
Jersey City has a robust network of public transportation options, including New Jersey Transit Buses, PATH Train, Hudson Bergen Light Rail, and NY Waterway Ferry.
For complete schedules and information, please visit: https://jerseycitynj.gov/residentresources/transportation.
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Via Jersey City is an on-demand, dynamically routed, mobile-app powered shuttle service in partnership with Jersey City, NJ. The service is open to all residents, workers, and visitors to Jersey City, and will get you from Point A to Point B anywhere in the service zone (rides that begin and end in the Downtown/Journal Square area are restricted).
Via Jersey City charges $2 per ride to get anywhere around the city, plus $0.50 per mile for rides outside of downtown. Your first two rides are free via coupon code “VIAINJC”. You can learn more or download the Via app here.
Via is best for traveling to and from areas of Jersey City that have limited PATH, Light Rail and Bus service.
Citi Bike, New York City’s bike share system, also extends to Jersey City and Hoboken in New Jersey. As an Annual Member, you have access to the entire system. So even if you live in Manhattan but hang out in Jersey City, the same membership has got you covered! You can learn more and join Citi Bike here.
For a map of Jersey City bike lanes and bike parking, please click here.
Driving & Parking
Jersey City is easily accessible from New Jersey and New York via N.J. Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Routes 78 and 1 & 9, and the Holland Tunnel. Many JC Fridays event take place during Friday night rush hour, so we encourage you to give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination and find nearby parking.
Limited free and paid street parking is available in all Jersey City neighborhoods. For a parking zone map, please visit: https://data.jerseycitynj.gov/explore/dataset/parking-zones0/custom/?disjunctive.right_zone.
Metered street parking can be paid via exact change or by using the ParkMobile App. If you park on the street, be sure to check the street signs around you, parking rules are enforced and ticketing happens at all times of day and night.
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app. If you book through our link, a small portion of your purchase goes to Art House Productions!
To reserve your parking spot, visit the Art House SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.