Jersey City – Union City – West New York – Guttenberg – North Bergen – Fairview – Cliffside Park – Fort Lee – New York
In New York, buses board on the lower level of the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, from which they run south to Journal Square, and then east to the Newport Mall in Downtown Jersey City.
The route has several variations. Southbound, buses operate on Anderson Avenue and Bergenline. Northbound, they run on New York Avenue in Jersey City Heights until 48th Street, and then on Bergenline, Anderson, and Center Street in Fort Lee.
Some Bergenline buses also diverge onto Fairview Avenue.
Service from the bus platforms inside the Journal Square Transportation Center starts at 6:30 am and ends at 9pm. The span of service is longer outside the terminal.
Buses owned by Spanish Transportation and its subsidiaries (Airport Service, Express Service, New Service) enter the Newport Mall driveway and serve Journal Square Transporation Center, platform D4. Other companies do not have contracts to enter these locations.
If a bus has a sign that says “Bergenline” with two red stars, it goes into the mall and into the Journal Square bus station. Nonaffiliated jitneys loop around via Washington Boulevard or terminate on Marin Boulevard. Nonaffiliated jitneys make their Journal Square stop on Summit Avenue or on Newark Avenue. Some do not go to Grove Street or Newport Mall at all.
At the George Washington Bridge, jitneys depart from Gates 9 and 10. Many jitneys also turn around at Bridge Plaza in Fort Lee without crossing the bridge.
Buses run approximately every 1 to 2 minutes during the day, so you will almost never have to wait.
Fares are between $1.50 for local trips and $5 for a trip from Newport Mall to George Washington Bridge.
Buses will have signs that read “Bergenline Journal Square” or just “Bergenline,” with a list of towns in small print. See the photo above. However, multiple different companies operate this route, so not all buses will have the same signage. If in doubt, ask the driver.