Holland Tunnel

New York/Jersey City
  • US National Archives
    "The cars may look different, but the sight of traffic is familiar!"(35 Tips)
    Jonathan R.
    "box in the intersections before the toll booths!"(8 Tips)
    Ayaz H.
    "They really need to make this EZ Pass only."(6 Tips)
    Pablo G.
    "Please come on time, the tunnel it's jam."(3 Tips)
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  • Buddy
    BuddyJuly 3, 2012
    Don't cross that white solid line while under the tunnel for ANY reason! There are cameras all along the entire tunnel which will take a picture of your license plate and nail you with a huge ticket!!
  • US National Archives
    US National ArchivesSeptember 1, 2011
    The cars may look different, but the sight of traffic is familiar! Take advantage of New York City's public transportation to avoid the congestion. Read more
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LaRussoJune 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This little street has a few carriage houses directly over the tunnel entrance (the street itself is elevated as a sort-of "bridge") & London-style streetposts. Suss the history, O Detective!
  • Glenda B.
    Glenda B 🙌June 9, 2012
    Don't play the "hold-your-breath-until-the-end-of-the-tunnel" game or you're bound to suffocate and pass out. This tunnel is a non-stop traffic nightmare and a real bonafide shitshow. EVERY. TIME.
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzAugust 31, 2013
    Tunnel underneath the Hudson River, connecting Manhattan and New Jersey; civil engineering landmark; one of the earliest ventilated tunnels
  • Sara .
    When there's no traffic, super fast and easy but traffic can be rough. Definitely get that EZ Pass out.
  • Ron P.
    Ron PetroAugust 28
    Avoid this tunnel at all costs, take the George Washington Bridge. The GWB is further north but when car breaks down in the two lane tunnel it doesn't get towed out causing a traffic jam for hours!
    Upvoted Aug 28
  • Int'l R.
    Int'l Reg!November 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The right side of the tolls is usually less congested than the left. Everyone getting off of 139 usually stays to the left.
  • TheMobileBroker
    TheMobileBrokerMarch 19, 2012
    Welcome to the Big Apple! Consider adding Harlem on your list of places to visit while you're here. You'll be glad you did!
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt HoffmanJuly 2, 2013
    As you're driving through, imagine what it would be like if the tunnel burst and the Hudson River came roaring in.
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DMay 31
    It is the shortest route!! But it could be the most busiest!!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SakaiDecember 28, 2011
    If you're on the bus and it's been more than five minutes, strangle the person sitting next to you, they're wasting your oxygen.
  • Halimah D.
    Halimah DeOliveiraMarch 9, 2014
    Best bridge if you want to come straight in the city!
  • David W H.
    David W HoggMarch 24, 2013
    One of the most popular spots in the city. A bit lacking in charm. Smells like diesel!
  • KaiMaliLani
    KaiMaliLaniSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Save some $$ sign u p for car pool... when you have 3+ in the car... go to cash lane. .. say car pool!!!!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CohenNovember 20, 2010
    Honk 3 times in quick succession when stopped by the trump soho building. Wait two second. Let out a two second long horn blast. Gwenndolinn the hooker will emerge and hop in the passenger seat.
  • Bill M.
    Bill McCannMay 21, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    A necessary evil, the Holland Tunnel is my vital link between urban excitement and suburban ennui.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RootApril 5, 2012
    Abandon all hope! Bring a passenger to get food along the way as you W-A-I-T...
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJanuary 4
    EZPass tunnel rates are cheaper than cash.
  • Gregory M.
    Gregory MannJanuary 2, 2012
    If you're stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel and have to use the bathroom, don't get out and pee in the tunnel....they have cameras lol:-)
  • Pete C.
    Pete CaselliniJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    From NJ, shoot for lanes 1 or 4, the left lane moves faster and merging is faster from the outer toll gates. From NY... Good luck.
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KirkinisSeptember 28
    Drive through with your windows down! Family fun for all!
  • Luna Park C.
    Just think - instead of being stuck in traffic, you could be enjoying the sun and the surf at Luna Park on Coney Island.
  • Amanda R.
    Amanda ROctober 3, 2011
    You'll be able to get through war and peace on tape before you even make it thru the tunnel - there's always so much damn traffic!
  • Dominic K.
    Dominic KumarasingheOctober 10, 2012
    Always stick to the left hand side. Avoid those deviants who cut you off....
  • Jan A.
    Jan AguilosDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Thank gosh that I have the tunnel and I don't have to swim. My breaststroke ain't so hot.
  • Buffalo Soldier
    Buffalo SoldierAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Good friend gave me some cigars from Miami...
  • Greyhound D.
    Greyhound DriverJanuary 4, 2012
    Tale a deep breath and inhale all the exhaust fumes left by the cars and buses!
  • Sierra J.
    Sierra JonesSeptember 17, 2011
    Grab a Snickers cause u wont be going anywhere for a while. Lol:-)
  • Peeb
    PeebJanuary 17, 2012
    Just keep swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming ~
  • Kristen Z.
    Kristen ZeffOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This "merge of death" isn't for the faint of heart... often the exterior toll lanes are the fastest.
  • Warren B.
    Warren BobrowMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Use your turn signal!!!
  • Freddy N.
    Freddy NewandykeAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Only tip I can give is stay away from the tunnel. Period. Almost never a goof time to go.
  • Shavone S.
    Shavone SaundersNovember 27, 2011
    The whole purpose is to make it out of the tunnel, move people moooooove!
  • Billy R.
    Billy RobisonApril 29, 2012
    A mustard enema would be more fun than trying to get through this freaking tunnel.
  • Jared B.
    Jared BrodskyNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Stay to the outside lanes if you pay with cash, inside with EZ-Pass.
  • Inmi
    InmiNovember 14, 2010
    do not travel via holland tunnel on Sunday night! After 5pm, it is jammed even after midnight! Use a different route if you can.
  • Lane W.
    Lane WFebruary 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're here, you already know this is the best lane because of fewer alternate merges
  • James D.
    James DunphySeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Special: Receive one ticket from the Police for every 5th check in!
  • Warren B.
    Warren BobrowMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here early.......otherwise-
  • The New York Daily News
    PHOTO: Tunnel commission members show off a model of the tunnel in 1924, at the link! Read more
  • Sean M.
    Sean McClureNovember 14, 2011
    Dance parties are the thing to do here!!!
  • Ben
    BenJune 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go through the tunnel late at night when they clean it and see the upside down street sweeper contraption. Cool!
  • Alan R.
    Alan R.October 6, 2012
    If you are checking in here, it means it's real slow to get in!
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KiyanaOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    avoid this tunnel during rush hour. it is always super packed.
  • NaeLove <3
    NaeLove <3June 25, 2012
    Tunnels are way more scary than bridges. I can't help but think about drowning while I'm stuck in this mess.
  • Hakeem B.
    Hakeem BilalOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My longest swimming distance was 30 feet before I contracted some disease. How far did you make it?
  • Kara A.
    Kara AsheOctober 31, 2011
    I suggest remaining in the tunnel whilst under the Hudson.
  • Erica I.
    Erica IngargiolaMay 22, 2012
    We learned r lesson last summer
  • Madeline A.
    Madeline Austin-KulatNovember 14, 2011
    Get the Sopranos theme ready for when you emerge.
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