Signs like this one around town show which Rutgers busses stop there. Each route has its own letter, and goes on different routes around all five campuses. (Cook, Douglass, Livingston, Busch, and College Ave.)
A goes to College Ave and Busch
H goes to College Ave and Busch
L goes to College Ave and Livingston
LX goes to College Ave and Livingston
F goes to College Ave, Downtown New Brunswick / Mason Gross School of the Arts, Douglass and Cook
EE goes to College Ave, Douglass and Cook
New Brunswick, although not known by many, actually has TWO train stations. The main station, which is in the middle of everything downtown, serves NJ Transit to New York and Trenton, where transfer is available to Philadelphia, and Amtrak Keystone service to Pittsburgh.
The other train station, known as Jersey Avenue station, is in the industrial southern section of the city, and even though it is a small station not served by as many trains as the main station, it is easier to find parking at this station. Also, a great way to get around town is to use the train as rapid transit, taking the 3 minute ride from Jersey Avenue to the main station!
You can get to New Brunswick from NYC, and Philladelphia by train. Along the way, there are stops in Princeton, and Trenton along with other towns. You can get to almost anywhere by train, even the beach towns and Atlantic City. The New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area has a very extensive system of trains, and NJ is constantly expanding theirs. Pretty soon the southern part of NJ will get better connections.
Rutgers U in New Brunswick is made up of five smaller campuses, so students use free busses and shuttles to get around and to classes. These busses are free for the public as well. They are red, white and black and have Rutgers painted on the side, front and back so you can't miss them. The drivers are usually pretty friendly too, so you can just get on and ask them where the bus is going if you don't know the route.
New Brunswick is easiest to get to by rail. It takes under 1 hour from New York's Penn Station or from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. Take New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line which travels regularly from NYC to Phila.
From the train station you can visit almost anything worth seeing by foot. To the east is the city and to the west is Rutgers and Johnson & Johnson's World Headquarters. While Rutgers University is in session it is very hard to find parking anywhere in the area.
After 2 years of hard work and some rewarding($) research I said goodbye to Rutgers;
20 hours after graduation I saw this billboard at the border of Florida on I-95.
~~~~~~Did I mention I LOVE Florida;-)~~~~~~~~
You can buy your ticket from a guy in a booth, or you can use your credit or debit card or cash, and buy your tickets quickly from one of these machines.
This is the NB train station. Trains to and from New York come here every half an hour from 4 a.m. to about 2 a.m.