Port Authority Bus Terminal

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Garment District, New York
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  • Dennis D.
    "mid escalators have best coffee in Port Authority."(41 Tips)
    Rawr! T.
    "For the Greyhound bus to Montreal, follow the signs to gate 28."(18 Tips)
    AP d.
    "I love their selection of classical music"(3 Tips)
    Maad B.
    "Secret food stash for late night munchies"(5 Tips)
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  • Maad B.
    Maad BenchMay 13, 2014
    Secret food stash for late night munchies: left of the escalator, 2nd floor above Au Bon Pain is a little shop that sells maad varieties of beef patties - pretty good for the price for the bus home
    Upvoted Jul 5
  • Wen Seng L.
    Wen Seng LieSeptember 10, 2015
    I used to work 2 block from Port Authority and I miss the crowd. You can get lost because everyone moves so fast. This place is packed with nice establishments. Either for conveniences or fun
  • Mr M.
    Mr MuzzlesFebruary 25, 2013
    NY #1 SURVIVAL RULE- Always move along the right side of the walk ways and stairs. walk FAST your in NYC. You want to stroll and not get bumped visit down south for a more slow paced experience.
  • Gajtana S.
    Better than it used to be. Leave extra time to get your ticket and to your gate. Get your ticket online if you can. Come early to make sure you get a seat.
  • prince c.
    prince campbellOctober 31, 2009
    The best place to eat breakfast when picking up a friend @ the Port Authority is AU BON PAIN ( "The Good Bread). You can put anything on your oatmeal and the worker are all hot black chicks
  • Rachel
    RachelFebruary 23, 2013
    The Lakeland people are the best! Know what route, time, and gate every bus is. If your stop is on an express bus, they'll let you know that too and point you to the right line :)
  • prince c.
    prince campbellJuly 12, 2014
    If you go upstairs there are tons of electrical outlets where you can charge your phone. There are in the right side section 42nd street side.
  • Kirsten P.
    Kirsten PowerSeptember 3, 2013
    If trying move quickly from the below street level portion of the terminal, use the elevator located at the end of the lower level!
  • Remezcla
    RemezclaNovember 5, 2014
    Check out the murals on the second floor North Side, near the 300 gates by artists Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme. Read more
  • Zazéon
    ZazéonMay 16, 2011
    It is hell on a Yankees game day, but outside of that Port Authority is an efficient hub of transportation. Never use a car, especially when you are taking the NJT four to five days a week!
  • 🚍Bill🚍 V.
    🚍Bill🚍 VilaApril 19, 2013
    To my HOBOKEN peoples who take the 126 - on weekdays, the last bus leaves GATE 323 at 12:30 a.m.; Saturday at 12:25 a.m.; and Sunday @ 12:00 a.m. All remaining trips from 1-2a.m lv fr GATE 79.
  • Jenn H.
    Jenn HoDecember 18, 2012
    You can always take the short set of stairs instead of funneling down or up the escalator if you're in a rush, look behind the wall no one uses them so much faster!
  • 🚍Bill🚍 V.
    🚍Bill🚍 VilaApril 19, 2013
    If u plan on catching a bus b/t 12:30 and 1:00 a.m., verify with your route if the bus is lving from the 3rd or 4th floors or from the lower lvl. Any bus scheduled to lv after 1:01 a.m WILL LV fr LL.
  • Katelyn L.
    Katelyn LAugust 16, 2013
    MacAnn's on the second level has a decent beer selection and is fairly quiet. Grab a drink before you hop on your bus-- it'll make for a more pleasant ride. :)
  • Meghan Kathleen
    Meghan KathleenJuly 17, 2010
    There is a free shuttle bus to the IKEA in Elizabeth, NJ located at gate 5 on the lower level at the Academy Bus Line. It leaves every half hour between 10:00 & 2:00 on the weekends.
  • Oz A.
    Oz AriciFebruary 29, 2012
    I highly advice that you buy your tickets from the ticket booths right across Jamba Juice because those ticket machines are hard to use if you don't know where you are going
  • Shreya D.
    Shreya DoshiJanuary 25, 2013
    While on the escalator please don't shove your way through the RIGHT, LEFT is your space! Also lets be more compassionate towards the elderly! Respect before rush, yeah?
  • Jon Jon
    Jon JonJune 15, 2015
    The main bus terminal of NYC. Now has WiFi and electronic signage to help you find the right bus to take without the need to ask the ticketing booths.
  • Monica L.
    Monica LinkApril 14, 2011
    Get there early if catching a bus, this place is huge! There's some discount stores inside if you want to do a little shopping on the way in or out of town. Beware: The ATM is hard to find.
  • transiTALK Transportation Media Group
    From Academy Bus to Trans-Bridge Lines, the Port Authority Bus Terminal is the nerve center of bus travel to and from New York City. Buy a ticket and explore outside the city limits!
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MintzJune 2, 2010
    Capt awesome is incorrect. Any person working here will gladly help you and if you are lucky enough to get help from a bystander they will be quick and expect nothing but a thank you. Fool.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SiscoJune 13, 2011
    For bus 324 at gate 233 take the stairs rather than the escalator, if the line goes down the stairs your gonna have to squeeze between 2 lines of people. You piss everyone off!!
  • Anna H.
    Anna HebbelSeptember 9, 2014
    The bus to NY picks you up by the Doylestown train station. You have to buy your ticket at the tobacco store in Doylestown. Very convenient!
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeySeptember 9, 2013
    If someone offers to take you where you need to go, let them. They are homeless trying to earn a buck. Give them a few dollars and help them get off the streets.
  • 🚍Bill🚍 V.
    🚍Bill🚍 VilaJanuary 24, 2014
    Know this (ESPECIALLY) if you're vacationing in New York: Whatever bus line you ride, BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE. Folks commute in from at least 3 states (NY, NJ & PA) every day to go to work.
  • Eric R.
    Eric RMay 4, 2010
    Just to confirm what we all know: on an escalator you stand on the RIGHT and let people pass on the LEFT. Easy, right?
  • David T.
    David TeicherJanuary 22, 2010
    There's a hidden door near gate 224. It leads to a secret tunnel system built by J Edgar Hoover. It's a bit of a maze but if you follow the right wall, you eventually end up in Ohio.
  • Neal W.
    Neal WilliamsApril 30, 2014
    Be prepared to wait on a long line at rush hour (perhaps even one long enough to prevent you from seeing your gate). Remember, there's no RUSHing during rush hour; just a bunch of PO'ed people! ;)
  • Mike M.
    Mike M.March 6, 2015
    If you were ever unsure about vaccinations, a quick stroll through this place will change your mind. Forget the Amazon, there are undiscovered diseases in these bathrooms.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DimonMarch 10, 2010
    Or homeless women for that matter! One yelled at me and told me to go back to my home. Tip: keep your eyes directly in front of you and do not make eye contact with anyone who is sitting on the floor.
  • RL T.
    RL TaylorSeptember 3, 2013
    Ask the ticket agent for all the info you need about your destination before arriving at your gate!! Most gates have multiple bus lines, you don't want to end up lost!!
  • Alex S.
    Alex SimoneOctober 28, 2010
    They're not letting anyone stand on the Coach Shortline buses anymore, especially outgoing. Make sure to arrive in a timely fashion or else you might have to wait for a later bus!
  • Salvatore S.
    Salvatore SaievaMarch 18, 2010
    Don't forget your umbrella on the bus. If you do, the Shoe Repair store on the 2nd floor has a great selection of really good umbrellas.
  • RL T.
    RL TaylorSeptember 3, 2013
    Coach's Red&Tan bus lines will accept cash but please be reasonable!! Anything over $20 will cause a delay in boarding and you will probably have to wait a while for change.
  • Blake R.
    Blake RegoNovember 24, 2011
    If you are taking Peter pan and you get there late, go to the gate anyway. They often have multiple buses leaving at a time (I was going to Providence)
  • Ben W.
    Ben WatkinsJune 14, 2013
    Make sure you purchase your ticket before boarding outbound buses! Drivers only take cash on buses going into the city. And arrive at your gate early. These buses leave right in time!
  • Allison D.
    Allison DaugilaJuly 15, 2011
    Welcome to the armpit of new York city. Here you will find everything that a regular armpit offers (hairy, foul stench, every nationality) and bonus! Bird shirt. Shower necessary after visit.
  • Peter M.
    Peter MacKellarAugust 4, 2011
    The line for monthly passes is much shorter before 7:30 a.m., so it might be worth it to leave a few minutes early next time you need one.
  • Kirsten P.
    Kirsten PowerSeptember 3, 2013
    If trying to beat NYC foot & traveling traffic, use the taxi stand on 9th Avenue & West 42nd Street - there isn't typically a wait for a taxi!
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KimNovember 24, 2015
    Few things to note here: It's a zoo at rush hour so purchase your ticket upon arrival of at all possible. ... There are no ticket kiosks at some gates, so buy yours at the first one you see.
  • Kristen K.
    Kristen KDecember 16, 2012
    Frames Bowling Lounge is a good place to wait for your late night bus. Upbeat music... Bowling... Billiards... Comfy couches great for napping... !
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FigueroaMarch 2, 2013
    For all Megabus travelers: if you don't know where the departure site/gate is, then just call customer service. Also - DON'T FORGET to get your ticket before boarding! Safe travels
  • Rob L.
    Rob LedgerFebruary 26, 2011
    After 10PM gate 323 is the hotness. You have a full selection of inebriated and socially immature scantily-clad jersey girls or steroid-crazed machismo gaudy fake gold necklaced guidos to choose from.
  • P M.
    P MommaApril 23, 2013
    Restrooms on upper level nice set up 2 sides; lots of stalls and sinks! Can return to greyhound or subway via escalator or elevator!
  • Erica V.
    Erica VarleseMay 6, 2014
    If you take DeCamp, buy your tickets before you leave the terminal and head into Manhattan. You need a ticket before you can get on the bus when heading back into New Jersey.
  • 🚍Bill🚍 V.
    🚍Bill🚍 VilaApril 19, 2013
    Regarding GATE 79 (the 126 Hoboken departure gate from 1-2:00 a.m.) - you NEED to check the gate regularly to see if your bus is on the gate. Drivers @ that time don't let u know they're on the gate.
  • Frank G.
    Frank GiummoOctober 14, 2011
    Gate 321...beware of of the 2 uber whitetrash ladies who think the 5:30 bus 136 is their private bus. 1 has hair like straw & super thick glasses, the other looks like she is constantly sweating
  • Lillith B.
    Lillith BlackApril 29, 2012
    Has the nice NYC decaying charm, but have had nothing but problems every time I have used this terminal. My 7-11 Greyhound pass was forceably exchanged, because I wanted to confirm the Outbound time.
  • Will P.
    Will PickensFebruary 7, 2014
    There is now an interactive way to figure out your gate. There is a giant touch screen wall near the 42nd street subway crossover
  • Mike D.
    Mike DudasJune 28, 2013
    Get here VERY early if you plan to buy a Trailways ticket and make the bus. The lines are interminable and move at a snail's pace.
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