Holland Tunnel

New York/Jersey City
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    "The cars may look different, but the sight of traffic is familiar!"(35 Tips)
    Tarun C.
    "Don't speed through 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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, 2016
    It is the shortest route!! But it could be the most busiest!!
  • Ron P.
    Ron PetroAugust 28, 2016
    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!
  • Halimah D.
    Halimah DeOliveiraMarch 9, 2014
    Best bridge if you want to come straight in the city!
  • 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.
  • 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!!!!
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾August 8, 2016
    When there's no traffic, super fast and easy but traffic can be rough. Definitely get that EZ Pass out.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RootApril 5, 2012
    Abandon all hope! Bring a passenger to get food along the way as you W-A-I-T...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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:-)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJanuary 4, 2016
    EZPass tunnel rates are cheaper than cash.
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KSeptember 28, 2016
    Drive through with your windows down! Family fun for all!
  • Jared B.
    Jared BrodskyNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Stay to the outside lanes if you pay with cash, inside with EZ-Pass.
  • Dominic K.
    Dominic KumarasingheOctober 10, 2012
    Always stick to the left hand side. Avoid those deviants who cut you off....
  • Sierra J.
    Sierra JonesSeptember 17, 2011
    Grab a Snickers cause u wont be going anywhere for a while. Lol:-)
  • 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.
  • Peeb
    PeebJanuary 17, 2012
    Just keep swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming ~
  • Buffalo Soldier
    Buffalo SoldierAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Good friend gave me some cigars from Miami...
  • 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.
  • Shavone S.
    Shavone SaundersNovember 27, 2011
    The whole purpose is to make it out of the tunnel, move people moooooove!
  • Warren B.
    Warren BobrowMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Use your turn signal!!!
  • Greyhound D.
    Greyhound DriverJanuary 4, 2012
    Tale a deep breath and inhale all the exhaust fumes left by the cars and buses!
  • 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.
  • Billy R.
    Billy RobisonApril 29, 2012
    A mustard enema would be more fun than trying to get through this freaking tunnel.
  • 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!
  • The New York Daily News
    PHOTO: Tunnel commission members show off a model of the tunnel in 1924, at the link! Read more
  • 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!
  • Sean M.
    Sean McClureNovember 14, 2011
    Dance parties are the thing to do here!!!
  • Warren B.
    Warren BobrowMarch 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get here early.......otherwise-
  • 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
  • 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?
  • Madeline A.
    Madeline Austin-KulatNovember 14, 2011
    Get the Sopranos theme ready for when you emerge.
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KiyanaOctober 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    avoid this tunnel during rush hour. it is always super packed.
  • jiresell
    jiresellNovember 24, 2016
    Don't you wish there were other easier ways to get into NYC with a car?
  • 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.
  • Alan R.
    Alan R.October 6, 2012
    If you are checking in here, it means it's real slow to get in!
  • Steve W.
    Steve WeltonJune 18, 2012
    Where ever you are in NYC it's certainly an experience
  • Tania L.
    Tania Lindsay-JeanJune 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not try to ride shoulder. Unmarked cop cars patrol regularly.
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo GonzalezNovember 10, 2011
    Please come on time, the tunnel it's jam.
  • David B.
    David BaldieAugust 29, 2011
    Go in one end, come out the other.
  • Franklin P.
    Franklin PerezJune 8, 2013
    Hold your breath, you're going under the water!
  • John S.
    John SchromDecember 27, 2013
    Have you seen the movie Daylight?
  • Dyanne L.
    Dyanne LigaDecember 30, 2011
    Holy traffic Batman! At least we get to pay $12 to sit here
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Put your phone down and keep your eyes on the road!
  • Carlo
    CarloDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    City bound, looking for fun trouble! Go hard or go home!!! Los!!
  • Freddy N.
    Freddy NewandykeAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Sitting here in park. Bring snacks.
  • Beth L.
    Beth LancasterMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beeping isn't going to make anything faster...shhhh!
  • Christian M.
    Christian MedekAugust 6, 2013
    Tunnel that goes under water.
  • Jeremy G.
    Jeremy GoldmanMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't check in on Foursquare while you're entering a narrow underground tunnel!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WongMarch 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If ez pass go on far left 2 lanes since only 4 lanes become 1 vs the right side
  • John H.
    John HazardMay 10, 2010
    45 min delays at the Holland, but still moves faster & more comfortable than the Lincoln.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhApril 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Let's go to Jersey!
  • Jason R.
    Jason RecioNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for sharks! They are scary.
  • Liz T.
    Liz TAugust 16, 2011
    645 pm on tuesday leaving city...traffic not too shabby
  • Mark H.
    Mark HannanMay 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get off my lawn!
  • Guido T.
    Guido TamayoMay 17, 2013
    Drive like a maniac to get through the traffic.
  • Amillion D.
    Amillion DreamsOctober 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Please wear your patience...we'll all get to our destinations eventually. ^_^
  • Alessandro B.
    Alessandro BarchiApril 20, 2011
    When going to NY it's 8 bucks.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesDecember 16, 2014
    Ever see the movie Daylight?
  • Mac
    MacJune 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Tolls!
  • Arthur T.
    Arthur TangSeptember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    DON'T use your headlights, use your parking lights. There's a difference between the two.
  • Felix T.
    Felix TSeptember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Finally. Skip broome st!!
  • angie n.
    angie naumanOctober 28, 2012
    Don't take pics. I got yelled at n then checked it... yeah, don't take pics lol
  • Ronnie C.
    Ronnie CarneyMarch 11, 2012
    The cameras are watching.
  • Salon D.
    Salon DePapillonDecember 4, 2011
    On my way back after an awesome day
  • MikeQ
    MikeQAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Roll Your Window Up! (Less Noise)
  • Steve F.
    Steve FJune 11, 2012
    Take the lincoln!
  • Neil J.
    Neil JohnstonAugust 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't use Foursquare while driving. LOL, like I'm doing now!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HeindlNovember 10, 2011
    It's not creepy being at a complete standstill in a tunnel or anything
  • Julius Erwin Q.
    Julius Erwin QSeptember 4, 2011
    Don't check in while driving.
  • Glen R.
    Glen RoyJanuary 14, 2012
    For traffic lovers only. Even at midnight
  • Rachel F.
    Rachel FJune 26, 2013
    It's faster to walk from Manhattan to New Jersey. Worst traffic ever.
  • Downtown Magazine
    Downtown MagazineJune 21, 2011
    EZ Pass rules! The traffic is bad but not even close to lincoln tunnel traffic. This is the better way to get into NYC
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'BrienMay 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Only time this place isn't a snarl of traffic is like 3am on a Wednesday. If you're reading this and it's not 3am on a Wed... you're probably in traffic.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SmithDecember 30, 2011
    Take a deep breath, and hold it.
  • Joanna S.
    Joanna SchneierJuly 25, 2011
    Don't try to get through during rush hour.
  • john b.
    john boulosApril 19, 2010
    Little traffic to jersey coming off varick street. Stay off canal. :)
  • Ajene S.
    Ajene SimmonsSeptember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a tunnel. Imagine that you're poop on its way out. If you're Jersey bound it's pretty apropos.
  • Roman
    RomanDecember 23, 2012
    Don't eat pizza while driving through the tunnel
  • Downtown M.
    Downtown Magazine NYCApril 20, 2011
    EZ Pass rules! The traffic is bad but not even close to lincoln tunnel traffic. This is the better way to get into NYC
  • Wynn T.
    Wynn TranJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Heavy traffic today happy fathers day
  • Tianyu $.
    Tianyu $ hello.tfMarch 29, 2015
    Connects NJ and NY.
  • Hot Dog H.
    Hot Dog HugsAugust 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Anywhere but here.
  • Ed B.
    Ed BrashearDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't open your windows!
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas Dunham IIIAugust 14, 2016
    DO NOT USE THE TUNNEL ON SUNDAYS!!! Was told it's the worst day and is proving to be very true, 8 lanes down to 2 to use the tunnel!!!!
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