Lincoln Tunnel

New York
  • Madelyn A.
    "Makes sitting thru the traffic in the tunnel more bearable"(60 Tips)
    EJ H.
    "your breath until the end of the tunnel"(19 Tips)
    NJ Auto Auction J.
    "The signs say "Stay in Your Lane" - so I didn't pass - Don't Pass"(25 Tips)
    Juan Pablo C.
    "Enjoy the amazing view of Manhattan if you can."(3 Tips)
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  • Kristen R.
    Kristen RSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    I have a campaign going. Daily tweets from me (@kristenritter) to @panynj including #LincolnTunnel. Asking them to FINALLY enforce double lines. Fine bad drivers. Join my campaign and drive change!
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Diego U.
    Diego UrenaJune 25, 2013
    Make sure you drive straight through and you'll be fine!
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Marty M.
    Marty MadridDecember 26, 2012
    Just on the other side is the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then the North Pole!
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • EJ H.
    EJ HassenfratzDecember 11, 2010
    Make a wish and If you hold your breath until the end of the tunnel your wish comes true!...or you lose consciousness and die a fiery death.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Leslie U.
    Leslie UpchurchAugust 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Always take the bus. I mostly do. One AM I tapped a car in front of me when I was driving to work. No damage but it was a little scary thinking the woman may have wanted to make a big deal of it!
  • Cote Media
    Cote MediaJanuary 25, 2012
    One of the few times on the road where surfing the web and checking email is perfectly acceptable. You're gonna be here for a while. Enjoy!
  • Sharon H.
    Sharon H.November 16, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Since all the traffic post-Sandy has us at a standstill, wifi can be picked up near Mega-Bus & Peter Pan. Makes the 2 hour wait a little more tolerable... Just barely
  • Marlo G.
    Marlo GOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Sometimes disconcerting if traffic coming toward you. If in left tube, when you get out, stay left to go uptown; right to go downtown. Right tube: stay left to go downtown. right to go uptown.
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiAugust 5, 2014
    Shutterbug protip: As you exit the tunnel on the New York side, there's a sign immediately on the right welcoming you to Manhattan.
  • stuart
    stuartSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are forced to travel in and out of NYC to reach a destination in NJ write your congressman and that fat bitch Christie and tell them to hire a REAL mass transit urban planner.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MaloneNovember 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The insiders know the best way to NYC is stay off the helix and take the back way through Weehawken. Take the last exit off 495 and follow the bus.
    MetroSeeker.comOctober 7, 2011
    The toll is always free heading out of NY. Heading into NY it is $12. Get an EZ Pass! You'll save a lot of money!
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • DV G.
    DV Green🌀December 12, 2011
    The Lincoln Tunnel is a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) long tunnel under the Hudson River, connecting Weehawken, New Jersey and the borough of Manhattan in New York City.
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Cara
    CaraMarch 3, 2011
    Hybrid cars pay half the toll if you use EZPASS, and only $2 for carpooling with EZPASS between 7-9am with 3 people ( hybrids are exempt from the minimum # of people)
  • Kelly Ann G.
    Kelly Ann GonzalesJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    While you're sitting in traffic, take a good look at Manhattan Skyline from the helix. The view is beautiful, especially at night. Just don't get too distracted. ;)
  • Colleen B.
    Colleen BradyAugust 28, 2016
    Dam people let the bus in... Feeling it rock trying to make turn and held my breath we didn't turn on side .. Can't believe how many cars cut the driver off..
  • Alexander T.
    Alexander Tsui ‮August 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Have you ever had a bus forcefully rub into your vehicle? Aha~ but what about trying to recover damages? They're protected by the State of New Jersey and the Port Authority of NY & NJ! Don't even try!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DamianoJanuary 7, 2013
    It's not as nice as the seven levels of the candy cane forest or the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops ("Elf" reference).
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MMay 20, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    I pray that no one ever has to pee while in this tunnel during rush hour... Carry a water bottle just in case. *There is always a light at the end of the tunnel* #AlmostOut!
  • Nikki C.
    Nikki Cawley3 days ago
    Surprisingly good cell service in the tunnel! Was disappointed not to find swirly twirly gumdrops on the other side, just NJ.
  • Cesar C.
    Cesar CravoSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you park at port authority garage there is direct access to tunnel back to jersey. This is a huge time saver.
  • The New York Daily News
    PHOTO: In 1960 a Port Authority patrolman rides a self-propelled catwalk car, designed to speed up traffic supervision, at the link! Read more
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Fun game: find a driver working on a laptop and then honk at them. That shiz is dangerous and so 1980. Get an iPad, dude!
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    30 mins to move just half mile!! It was daylight when I took the first picture. Now is nightime in the second!
  • Riding B.
    Riding BeanJune 12, 2016
    Always busy, bus heavy, not the ideal tunnel if want to hear your exhaust if have a sporty car. Expensive, it's a tunnel from Jersey to New York, what do you expect?
  • Madelyn A.
    Madelyn AApril 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a hot dog or pretzel from the vendor on Dyer Ave and 36th street entrance. Makes sitting thru the traffic in the tunnel more bearable
  • 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!
  • John A.
    John AntosFebruary 27, 2015
    Stay in left lane to exit onto ramp to go above 42nd Street as you come out of tunnel in nyc.
  • James Z.
    James ZimenoffAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    When heading towards NYC, stay towards the right tube to access 34th St. and downtown.
  • Fernando L.
    Fernando LeivaMay 14, 2013
    If you're a passenger on the bus, count all the tunnel lights out loud as they pass by. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨February 21, 2012
    The tunnel in aproximately 1.5 mile distance, connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. Enjoy the ride! Beep! Beep!
  • Ayaz H.
    Ayaz HyderAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    As the billboard used to say.....“Lincoln. Great President, Lousy Tunnel
  • HBO
    HBOSeptember 3, 2011
    The Sopranos happened here. You'll find the Lincoln Tunnel featured in the show's opening credits.
  • Krysta P.
    Krysta PiperDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pretty smooth drive in the morning going to Jersey. Leave extra early if you plan to go INTO NYC
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FilipekDecember 21, 2011
    Try riding through in a MegaBus. You'll feel like your on Space Mountain.
  • Paco M.
    Paco MD FACSDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If you come to think about it, whoever built this deserved a reward.
  • Leanne L.
    Leanne LujanFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hold your nose. We are going under water in the tunnel. Windows up too...that dirt and smog inhalation will give you a third eye.
  • Julianne C.
    Julianne CortNovember 22, 2011
    Their are 500525525600 tiles in the Lincoln tunnel. It's a snapple fact so it must be true
  • Jason L.
    Jason LotkowictzApril 26, 2011
    If youre stuck in rush hour traffic in the lincoln tunnel, try taking sandpaper to your nipple for a more pleasant experience
  • Gary W.
    Gary WatsonJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    What a privilege to be mayor of one of the biggest road engineering disasters of modern times. YAY!!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AndréAugust 17, 2011
    Avoid rush hour! Seriously, it can take you 3 hours to go 1.5 miles. Try doing that everyday for a week.
  • Michael C.
    Michael ClarkJanuary 13, 2012
    Check out how close the ceiling of the tunnel is if you are in a double decker megabus!
  • Michael G.
    Michael GladdingSeptember 25, 2016
    Goes underneath the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Try making a call here because the tunnel has the best cellphone service in New York. Read more
  • Avian P.
    Avian PerezNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Living in jersey is the best....we sound so far away but we are actually 10 min away from 42st.....
  • AJVideoJason
    AJVideoJasonDecember 30, 2011
    Keep your lights on & your eyes open - lots of short-stopping!
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoy the amazing view of Manhattan if you can.
  • Enid C.
    Enid CJanuary 1, 2012
    Nice skyline of the city. Get you camera ready.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 18, 2016
    It's a nightmare here Sundays BTW 6 and 9pm. Total standstill
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MenesesOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Look for the self propelled Cat Walk Car, with the police dude riding it.
  • Zac N.
    Zac NJune 19, 2016
    Nice place to nap.
  • Dickson Y.
    Dickson YuenOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best spot to leave the car and take a piss. During morning rush hour!
  • shifty
    shiftySeptember 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    AT&T customers should now have LTE. Not too fond of the new light bulbs.
  • Dylan A.
    Dylan AntonacciJune 28, 2012
    Take a train. For the love of God take a train!
  • Kristen R.
    Kristen RNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Bus drivers ---- PAY ATTENTION. Please don't be punching tickets and organizing your paperwork while driving commuters in. Dangerous practice!!!!
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Put your phone down, grab the steering wheel and keep your eyes on the road (unless you're on a bus).
  • Kerri W.
    Kerri WallaceAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to hold your breath if you forgot to bring your scuba gear!
  • April L.
    April LazarusJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't ever work in NY & live in NJ! You will spend more time trying to get thru the Lincoln Tunnel then you ever will at home!
  • Don F.
    Don FJune 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When in the tunnel coming from NY close your eyes and wake up to the mysterious world of Jersey!
  • RL T.
    RL TaylorOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    T-mobile works when you're Southbound, it's a little spotty coming into the city...
  • Jean C.
    Jean CweetFebruary 28, 2011
    Try making a call here because the tunnel has the best cellphone service in New York.
  • Kyle M.
    Kyle MNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Acquiring this mayorship is next to impossible. Kudos to the mayor!
  • Jared
    JaredApril 17, 2013
    Plan on waiting because you will - whether you like it or not
  • Arthur T.
    Arthur TangSeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Use your parking lights in the tunnel not your headlights. There's a difference between the two.
  • Leslie U.
    Leslie UpchurchMay 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Yes, as the WSJ says, cell phone service is good in here!
  • Pauline R.
    Pauline RichaudMay 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No matter what time you drive there, there is always traffic!!!!!!!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CastorinaJuly 21, 2016
    Use the hole on the right! ☺️
  • Richqlo n.
    Richqlo nycJanuary 13, 2011
    On your way to the city looking for a party call or text Rich boy for guest list to some of nyc hottest night clubs
  • Beaumont K.
    Beaumont KusilekMarch 3, 2012
    Try not to have a seizure from the combination of the lights am the fact that you are leaving Manhattan
  • Moocu
    MoocuDecember 8, 2011
    Must see the scene of a whole Manhattan island from the bridge
  • Zobel B.
    Zobel BelisarioNovember 27, 2010
    Play the classic kids' game and hold your breath until you get to the end of the tunnel. It's fun.
  • Sam L.
    Sam LevyDecember 29, 2014
    A good breath of fresh gas hummm
  • DivineJudge1
    DivineJudge1August 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cell service in all of Manhattan
  • Bumbo F.
    Bumbo FsqsxApril 5, 2011
    Stay in your lane and be courteous. It makes things run more smoothly.
  • Chachung C.
    Chachung CruzApril 4, 2012
    Police have us stopped in front of the tunnel.great end to a loooooog drive.
  • Allison A.
    Allison AlbeenMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    What are you doing reading tips while driving?! Eyes on the road, good commuter!
  • Joel G.
    Joel GomezJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The view is to die for.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LovingerAugust 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Put your AC on recirculate before you enter the tunnel.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SewalishApril 24, 2012
    Watch out for cars when walking through here!
  • Michael J. P.
    Michael J. PerezApril 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Hold your breath until the end of the tunnel and make a wish! ;)
  • Big Ed S.
    Big Ed SMay 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Use a gas guzzler and who cares about your carbon blue print, we will all be dead by then
  • Justin E.
    Justin EsgarMay 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    It's dangerous to check in while driving. It's like a danger zone!!!
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardJuly 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Bumper to Bumper ;)
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayMay 1, 2012
    Turn around! Take the ferry! No traffic on the Hudson!
  • Angie L.
    Angie LinderJune 27, 2013
    Wow! This is a long tunnel!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LongmanSeptember 16, 2011
    While you are only a 10 minute drive from NYC going 55mph, this will never happen. Expect to loose up to an hour sitting in traffic during rush hour.
  • Sammy L.
    Sammy LandaAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Open a book (unless driving). You're gonna be here a while.
  • NidsyNidd
    NidsyNiddApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    you win some you loose some really upset at all these circles the bus driver is taking to get to the tunnel...
  • Oscar F.
    Oscar F.September 23, 2010
    It won't be long before the outside of the tunnels start being exposed to water. Hudson River bed eroding away.
  • Bloomberg TV
    Bloomberg TVJuly 25, 2012
    Ever driven underwater? If you've been through the Lincoln Tunnel you have cruised 97 feet below the river's surface.
  • Ahmed I.
    Ahmed IbrahimFebruary 11, 2014
    Don't go through the tunnel from 4 pm to 7 pm Everyday.
  • BL'EVE B.
    BL'EVE BrownMarch 29
    Hope u Got a Good Book 😩✌🏾
  • Αnnoula D.
    Αnnoula DApril 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I find I have better cellular coverage in the tunnel than in some parts of NJ!
  • Amy (@AmyPR) L.
    Dare you to hold your breathe the entire way!
  • Judy F.
    Judy FontanaDecember 30, 2013
    Make freeway friends! Hi, there!!!
  • Carlo
    CarloSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Listens to some good music cause it gonna be a long ride.
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    And 70 mins later I am on the other side of the tunnel!! They should let people walk in the tunnel. It would be faster.
  • Jorge B.
    Jorge BrionesDecember 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    A gas mask would come in handy just to avoid the gas fumes.
  • MarieR T.
    MarieR TJune 25, 2010
    Jersey drivers rock!! We can navigate tunnels, bridges, you name it.
  • Patty A.
    Patty AphieAugust 29, 2011
    u can get to New York/New Jersey from this tunnel..passing thru the river...
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAJune 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    28 Junio 2012. 1 hora desde la entrada a la salida del tunnel!!!!!El carril izquierdo parado casi todo el tiempo mientras el derecho avanza normal.
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Miercoles. Cogi el bus a las 16:00. El atasco ya estaba montado al llegar a las 16:15. Por contra el lunes al cogerlo a las 15:50 me libre del atasco por 10 minutos...
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    17/08/12. Viernes! Atascado cogiendo el bus 3:30pm. El atasco me cogió a las 3:45 antes de la curva de bajada hacia el tunel.
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Como te toque en hora punta estas jodido tanto a la entrada como a la salida.
  • DimeChuchin ..
    DimeChuchin ...August 28, 2013
    La forma más rápida de llegar a Manhattan desde Nueva Jersey
  • Juan Pablo C.
    Juan Pablo CAJune 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Jueves 28 Junio 2012. A las 16:30 ya habia atasco montado.
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