Getting Around

Montclair State University is located at 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, USA 07043, one mile south of the junction of Routes 3 and 46. We are 12 miles from New York City, and our nearest towns include Montclair, Clifton, and Little Falls.

Check out our Campus Map, and our Campus Panoramas.

Directions to Campus

While many members of our campus community travel to campus by car, Montclair State also is highly accessible via bus and train.

Bus: With on-campus stops for several major bus lines, students can connect to the Big Apple as well as explore opportunities in their own neighborhood. The township of Montclair is well regarded for its arts programming, cultural attractions, small independent shops and restaurants. NJ Transit busses provide immediate access to its three major commercial areas: the Upper Montclair Business District, Watchung Plaza, and Bloomfield Avenue.

Busses with on-campus stops include:

  • Decamp #66 to New York City
  • NJ Transit #28 from Newark to the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne
  • NJ Transit #191 from the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne to NYC via Little Falls
  • NJ Transit #705 from Passaic to the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne

Train: Montclair State University students can access the NJ Transit Midtown Direct service to NYC from the Montclair Heights train station at the South end of campus or the Montclair State University train station at the North end of campus. View train schedule information on our Directions site.

Montclair State University Carpool Directory: And if you are a member of the Montclair State faculty, staff or student body you are welcome to join the Montclair State University Carpool Directory.

Discounted NJ Transit Monthly Passes

Montclair State University full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive a rail, bus, or light rail monthly pass at 25% off of the regular monthly pass price, when they enroll online through NJ Transit's Quik-Tik program.

Information once you are on Campus

Visitors are welcome to park in the Red Hawk parking deck. Members of the campus community can view parking information on our Parking Services site. Some useful links are: