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About New Brunswick

New Brunswick is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Many residents of this city commute to New York City, which is only an hour away by train. However, there is a lot to love about New Brunswick itself! With its historic buildings and quaint little shops, vibrant arts and culture scene, and plenty of dining and entertainment options, you'll find tons of activities in New Brunswick worth sticking around for.

One of the most popular neighborhoods in New Brunswick is downtown, known for its excellent restaurants and bars. Enjoy some not-so-far-off-Broadway excellence at some of New Brunswick's award-winning theaters like the State Theatre New Jersey and Crossroads Theatre Company.

If you're looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, head to the Easton Avenue neighborhood. This area is home to Rutgers University, so it's perfect for students or anyone who wants to enjoy a college town feel. There are plenty of coffee shops and bookstores here and some great places to eat like Hansel 'n Griddle and Stuff Yer Face.

The nearest airport to New Brunswick is in Newark, but you don't need to board a plane to explore the area. A short bus or train trip makes Stamford, and Trenton easy to reach. Of course, New Brunswick's location between New York City and Philadelphia means it is always easy to connect to farther destinations like Boston, Niagara Falls, or even Atlanta.

What train companies travel to New Brunswick, New Jersey?

Located in New Jersey, New Brunswick is accessible by train from 25 other cities. You can choose from 56 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to New Brunswick on Wanderu. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to New Brunswick are also available..

Train companies serving New Brunswick

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak1063h 59m$138.80
Amtrak Northeast Regional332h 24m$124.18
Amtrak Keystone Service140h 55m$42.02
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. The Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Keystone Service is a daily train service that Amtrak operates from New York City to Harrisburg, PA. The route is notable for its high-speed rail portions, where the train can reach up to 125 mph. The train’s amenities include free WiFi, onboard restrooms, power outlets, and a Quiet Car for those who prefer to sleep, work, or study in a quieter atmosphere.

Which train carrier has the best service to New Brunswick?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to New Brunswick by train with Amtrak Keystone Service giving them a 5 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Keystone Service had the most comfortable train service to New Brunswick taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Keystone Service offers. They rate Amtrak Keystone Service a 4.5 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to New Brunswick punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak Keystone Service has the best on time performance on their train schedules to New Brunswick, rating them a 5 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$5.47 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to New Brunswick, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to New Brunswick. In the last month, trains from West Windsor Township to New Brunswick had the lowest average price at $6.84. The train from Newark to New Brunswick also tends to start at relatively low prices.

The main train station in New Brunswick is Transit Station - French St and Albany St. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around New Brunswick.

New Brunswick ranks number 5 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 138 in United States. New Brunswick ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to New Brunswick via train service. On average 57 direct daily train trips serve New Brunswick.
The population of New Brunswick is 57035. New Brunswick ranks number 4 in terms of population in New Jersey and number 221 in all of United States.
Train tickets to New Brunswick range from $5 for a short trip to New Brunswick, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to New Brunswick starts at , and a longer trip by train to New Brunswick can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $5.
People who take the train to New Brunswick are most often visiting their families or loved ones. With frequent schedules, the ability to book and hop on a train last minute make taking a train to New Brunswick easy whether you're planning a trip far in advance or need some quality time with loved ones at the last minute.
The closest train station to the city center of New Brunswick is Transit Station - French St and Albany St, located just 0.8 miles away. Select Transit Station - French St and Albany St as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of New Brunswick. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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