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Directions/Parking

Getting to Plainfield has never been easier! With the addition of the Raritan Valley one-seat direct train ride to and from New York are now up to 15 minutes faster. Plainfield is also convenient to all major highways in Central New Jersey.

Train:

From New York: Take the Raritan Valley Line from NY Penn Station (during midday on Weekdays) to Plainfield station. All other times (including weekends), take the Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line train to Newark Penn Station. Transfer to Raritan Valley Line train and continue on Raritan Valley to Plainfield station. From High Bridge: Take the Raritan Valley Line East towards Newark and exit at Plainfield Station.

Ticket Office:

Located at 145 East 4th St., Plainfield, NJ 07060
6:00AM - 1:30PM (Monday-Friday) 
CLOSED on Saturday
CLOSED on Sunday
10:25AM - 10:45AM (Lunch) 

Bus:

NJ Transit operates 8 bus routes with destinations Downtown, including the 113 and 114X bus to/from Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC and Dunellen. Click the link below for bus schedules for the 59, 65, 66, 113, 114, 819, 822, and 986 buses.

Car:

From RT 22W: Take exit for Somerset Street and make first right onto ramp for The Plainfields. Turn left onto Somerset Street. Take Somerset Street into Downtown Plainfield. From RT 22E: Take exit for Somerset Street and continue into Downtown Plainfield.

From I-78: Take Exit 40 towards The Plainfields and head south on Hillcrest Road. Turn right onto Valley Road and take the second exit at the traffic circle. Continue south on Stirling Road until it turns into Somerset Street. Make a left onto the ramp towards The Plainfields and a left onto Somerset Street. Follow Somerset Street into Downtown Plainfield.

From the Garden State Pkwy: Take Exit 137 (Cranford/Roselle Park/Elizabeth) and head West on North Avenue. Follow North Avenue through Cranford, Garwood,  and Westfield. Turn left onto East Broad Street and take the first exit at the traffic circle onto South Avenue East towards Plainfield. Follow South Avenue through Scotch Plains and Fanwood into Downtown Plainfield.

From I-287: Take Exit 4 for South Plainfield/Durham Avenue. Turn right onto Durham Avenue, which turns into Hamilton Boulevard. Turn right onto Maple Avenue, then left onto Park Avenue and continue into Downtown Plainfield.

 

Parking:

Downtown Plainfield has a total of 244 metered spaces, 785 permitted spaces and 15 handicap spaces. Most metered parking downtown consists of 2 hour parking M-F 8am-6pm. Parking in a metered space cost $0.25 per half hour. Monthly lot spaces are available for $25 for businesses, $30 for residents and $35 for nonresidents from the City's Parking Bureau located at 127 West Fourth Street, or by calling 908-753-3200.