Berkeley Heights Train Station
Parking Permit - $250 per year
If you've recently moved to Berkeley Heights and will be commuting into New York City, be prepared to wait up to 2 years for a parking permit. To be added to the waiting list, call Berkeley Heights township at (908) 464-2700. Make sure to ask how long the wait is for an open space and when you should call back for an update as there is no public list available. Consider helping future commuters by commenting below with any information you've learned from this process.
Where to park while waiting for a Berkeley Heights permit?
|Easy||Drive to Murray Hill train station, pay $7 per day for metered parking. map|
|Free||Park in the supermarket parking lot (New York Marts) and walk up to the station. map|
|Backup||Drive to Summit, pay $10 (cash only) at the Broad Street East lot. map|
Berkley Heights is on the New Jersey Transit Gladstone Branch. When headed to the city in the morning, you'll have the option to ride the train you boarded in Berkeley Heights all the way to Hoboken (where you can take PATH or the ferry into the city) or change trains in Summit to continue on into New York Penn Station.
Need to be in the office early? There are a couple of trains that run in the 6am to 7am hour which will take you directly into NY Penn.
If you're heading home from New York Penn Station, look for trains headed down the Morris & Essex Line. They will appear as Midtown Direct or Dover. Once on the train, you can transfer to the Gladstone line at Newark Broad Street or Summit to get back to Berkeley Heights. If you're heading home from Hoboken, then you'll simply take the little 3-4 car Gladstone train all the way back to Berkeley Heights.
Parking Lot Locations
The entrance to the main parking lot, Lot 1, is located at the intersection of Sherman Ave and Plainfield Ave. The entrance to the smaller parking lot, Lot 2, is located across the tracks in the municipal bulding (police station) parking area. This entrance is near the intersection of Park Ave and Plainfield Ave.