PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson)
There are five subway-style PATH stations along Sixth Avenue -- 33rd Street, 23rd Street, 14th Street, 9th Street, and Christopher Street. Trains from all of those points run to terminals in either Hoboken, Jersey City or Newark, New Jersey, or transfers are available to these points. There, they connect with 10 NJ Transit commuter lines that serve New Jersey, as well as Orange and Rockland County, New York. For more information, call 1-800-234-PATH.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority
The MTA operates Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North Railroad.
The LIRR system stretches from the eastern tip of Montauk, Long Island to Penn Station in Manhattan, approximately 120 miles away. For more information, call (718) 217 LIRR or visit http://www.mta.info/lirr/.
Metro-North goes to 120 stations distributed in seven counties in New York--Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Rockland, and Orange--and two counties in Connecticut--New Haven and Fairfield. For more information, call (800) METRO-INFO or visit http://www.mta.info/mnr/. In New York City, call (212) 532-4900.
Train tickets nationwide. Weekly web deals. Reservations can be made anytime from 11 months prior to departure to the actual day of departure, however, since space on most trains is limited, it's a good idea to book your tickets ahead of time. For more information, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.
New Jersey Transit
This website provides information on transportation in New Jersey including travel advisories for busses and trains. For more information, call (973) 762-5100 or visit www.njtransit.com.
Port Authority of NY and NJ
This website provides information on transportation concerns related to water crossings connecting Manhattan Island with New Jersey, to the west. This includes tunnels, bridges, and vehicles crossing these venues. For more information, call (212) 435-7000 or visit www.panynj.gov.