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Distance between New York City and Jersey City



Driving non-stop from New York City to Jersey City

How far is Jersey City from New York City? Here's the quick answer if you make this quick drive without any stops. Of course, traffic is going to make a big difference so make sure you check that before leaving.

Nonstop drive: 6 miles or 10 km

Driving time: 14 minutes

Even on a short drive, it might be more interesting to stop along the way and explore the local area. You can scroll down to see the calculation if you drive with stops.





Flying non-stop from New York City to Jersey City

Now let's assume you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line between New York, New York and Jersey City, New Jersey. Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

Flight distance: 4 miles or 6 km

Flight time: 30 minutes

The straight line flight distance is 2 miles less than driving on roads, which means the driving distance is roughly 1.5x of the flight distance.

Your plane flies much faster than a car, so the flight time is about 1/0th of the time it would take to drive.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. Scroll down to see a more realistic calculation that takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.




New York City to Jersey City road trip

Let's say you're actually planning a road trip to Jersey City, and you want to stop on the way to explore. If it's a real road trip, you might want to check out interesting places along the way, or maybe eat at a great restaurant. That's what Trippy is perfect for, helping you figure out travel plans in detail.

Road trip: 1 day of driving

With the full itinerary planned out, we can estimate your total travel time for this trip.

Travel time: 10 minutes on the road


Itinerary

Start in New York City.

Drive for about 5 minutes, then stop at McCarren Park and stay for about 1 hour. Next, drive for another 5 minutes then stop at Peter Luger Steak House and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 5 minutes then stop at DUMBO and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 5 minutes then stop at Chinatown New York and stay for 1 hour. Drive for 5 minutes then stop at SoHo and stay for 1 hour.

Finally, drive for about 5 minutes and arrive in Jersey City.


To see all the details on this itinerary, including recommended restaurants, hotels, and things to do along the way, check out the full road trip planner:






New York City to Jersey City airports and flights

In the quick calculation above, we assumed you had a private plane and just wanted to know the time in the air from city to city. But for most of us, we're going to be flying on a commercial airline (whether it's first class or coach). So that means we really need to account for all the extra travel time getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, and making it to the destination.

To give you a better estimate of real-life travel, we've put together a flight itinerary with actual airports. Eventually you'll be able to customize this plan, choosing your own airports and flights. But for now, here's an example we've selected to give you an idea of how traveling might work between airports.

Departure airport: Westchester County Airport (HPN)

Arrival airport: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

With the airports selected, we can estimate the travel time to and from the airport, based on how far the airport is from downtown.

Getting to the airport: 87 minutes

Getting to your destination: 17 minutes

Now finally, let's look at an actual flight from HPN connecting through PHL and arriving at EWR flying on US Airways. We can figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, time to taxi on the runways, and an average layover time of about 2 hours.

Initial flight time: 44 minutes

Connecting airport: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Connection flight time: 1 hour

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from New York City to Jersey City including time spent getting to and from the airports, roughly 2 hours at the departure airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, plus the connecting flight with a 2-hour layover.

Total travel time: 7 hours




Plan a trip to Jersey City

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Jersey City, New Jersey. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Jersey City. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Standard New York. A great place to eat might be Katz's Delicatessen. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Jersey City like Central Park. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Jersey City like What's the best neighborhood in Jersey City for a first time visitor?. Click the button below to explore Jersey City in detail.






How far is it the other way?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line (or driving the same roads back and forth). But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse directions to get the distance from Jersey City to New York City, or go to the main page to calculate the distance between cities.

If you happen to know New York City, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about New York City!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 6 miles
driving time of 14 minutes
flight distance is 4 miles
flight time of 30 minutes
536 New York City travel answers
4 Jersey City travel answers





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