Bus Terminal Frequently Asked Questions

George Washington Bridge Bus Station

The Port Authority owns and operates the Bus Station building. It does not operate any bus companies. If you have a question concerning your bus travel, such as "Do children ride for free?" or "How much luggage may I take on the bus?", please contact your bus company directly.

For a list of bus carriers serving the George Washington Bridge Bus Station, and their contact information, click here.

  1. What are the George Washington Bridge Bus Station's hours?
  2. May I bring my bicycle through the bus station?
  3. May I bring my pet through the station?
  4. Are there plans to renovate the bus station?
  5. Is there an ATM at the bus station? Where?
  6. Are there storage facilities at the bus station?

Port Authority Bus Terminal

  1. What are the Port Authority Bus Terminal's hours?
  2. May I bring my bicycle through the Bus Terminal?
  3. May I bring my pet through the Terminal?
  4. Are there plans to renovate the Bus Terminal?
  5. Is there an ATM at the Bus Terminal? Where?
  6. Are there storage facilities at the Bus Terminal?
  7. How do I get from the Bus Terminal to the airport?

Journal Square Transportation Center

The Port Authority owns and operates the Transportation Center building facilities. It does not operate any bus companies or routes. If you have a question concerning your bus travel, such as "Do children ride for free?" or "How much luggage may I take on the bus?", please contact your bus company directly.

For a list of bus carriers serving the Journal Square Transportation Center, and their contact information, click here.

  1. What are the Journal Square Transportation Center's hours?
  2. May I bring my bicycle through the transportation center?
  3. May I bring my pet through the center?
  4. Is there an ATM at the center? Where?
  5. Are there storage facilities at the Center?

George Washington Bridge Bus Station

1. What are the George Washington Bridge Bus Station's hours?

The bus station is open from 5 am to 1 am, seven days a week.

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2. May I bring my bicycle through the bus station?

While bike riding is not permitted in the Bus Station, you can carry the bike through the Station.

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3. May I bring my pet through the station?

Yes, if it is in an appropriate, secure carrying case, or if it is a service animal for a customer with a disability, such as a seeing-eye dog. Please note, however, your bus carrier may not allow pets, or may have specific rules for traveling with pets. Please check with your carrier first; click here for contact information on bus carriers serving the station.

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4. Are there plans to renovate the bus station?

Yes. The Port Authority is working with its partners to redevelop the bus station, to improve it for both commuters and local residents.

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5. Is there an ATM at the bus station? Where?

Yes, on the main concourse level.

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6. Are there storage facilities at the bus station?

No. Your bus carrier may have limited storage capacity. For contact information on bus carriers serving the station, click here.

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Port Authority Bus Terminal

1. What are the Port Authority Bus Terminal's hours?

The Terminal operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Between 1 am and 6 am, however, the South Terminal is closed, and all departures are from the North Wing. This means that your bus may leave from a different gate late at night than it does during the day - please check with your bus carrier for scheduled late-night gate changes.

For a list of carriers and their contact information, click here.

Only ticketed passengers are allowed in the Terminal between 1 am and 5 am. Late night passengers must enter the North Wing through the 8th Avenue doors. All other entrances are closed.

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2. May I bring my bicycle through the Bus Terminal?

No.

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3. May I bring my pet through the Terminal?

Yes, if it is in an appropriate, secure carrying case, or if it is a service animal for a customer with a disability, such as a seeing-eye dog. Please note, however, your bus carrier may not allow pets, or may have specific rules for traveling with pets. Please check with your carrier first; click here for contact information on bus carriers serving the Terminal.

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4. Are there plans to renovate the Bus Terminal?

Yes. The Port Authority is working with its partners to develop the airspace above the north terminal, which was originally built with the idea that an office or residential building could be built on top of it. The proceeds from this development would fund the renovation of the Bus Terminal.

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5. Is there an ATM at the Bus Terminal? Where?

Yes, there are several, scattered throughout the Terminal. To see the Terminal map, which shows their locations, click here.

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6. Are there storage facilities at the Bus Terminal?

No. Your bus carrier may have limited storage capacity. For contact information on bus carriers serving the Terminal, click here.

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7. How do I get from the Bus Terminal to the airport?

By Public Transit
To get to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), you may take the A, C, or E train from the Bus Terminal one stop downtown (south) to Penn Station (34th street) and connect to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to the Jamaica station, and then transfer at Jamaica to JFK AirTrain.

You may also take an A train going to Far Rockaway to the Howard Beach/JFK stop and transfer there to AirTrain JFK.

The LIRR route is faster but more expensive and requires an additional transfer. Please check the MTA's website for subway and LIRR advisories (both are run by the MTA) that may impact your trip, especially if you are traveling late at night or on weekends. Click here to go to the MTA's website.

To get to LaGuardia Airport (LGA), take the A or C train uptown to 125th street and transfer to the M60 Bus to LGA (the A train normally runs express and is much, much faster).

To get to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), take the A, C, or E train one stop downtown (south) to Penn Station (34th street). Connect to NJ Transit, and take any train that stops at the Newark Liberty International Airport Station. Connect there to AirTrain, which will take you to your terminal. To learn more about NJ Transit trains to EWR, click here.

By Private Bus Carrier
New York Airport Bus Service runs regularly scheduled buses to LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport. To visit their website, click here.

Coach USA runs regularly scheduled buses to Newark Liberty International Airport. To visit their website, click here.

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Journal Square Transportation Center

1. What are the Journal Square Transportation Center's hours?

The concourse level is open 5 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. After 11pm, you may access the bus platform via the plaza level. All other areas at the transportation center, including the PATH station, are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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2. May I bring my bicycle through the transportation center?

You may not bring your bicycle through the transportation center.

You may bring your bicycle through the PATH station below the center, however, as long as you exit to the street. Bicycles are permitted throughout the PATH system during off-peak hours. You may not enter a PATH station with a bicycle on weekdays between 6:30 am and 9:30 am and between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm. No more than two bicycles are permitted on a PATH car, and bicycles are not permitted in the first railcar of a train.

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3. May I bring my pet through the center?

Yes, if it is in an appropriate, secure carrying case, or if it is a service animal for a customer with a disability, such as a seeing-eye dog. Please note, however, your bus carrier may not allow pets, or may have specific rules for traveling with pets. Please check with your carrier first; click here for contact information for bus carriers serving the center.

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4. Is there an ATM at the center? Where?

Yes, at any one of the three banks at the center, or in the Duane Reade.

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5. Are there storage facilities at the center?

No.

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