NYC Public Transit Directions

Empty Cloud is located at 29 Ridgeway Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052 (Google Maps)
Many Transit apps, including Google Maps, will present a multitude of options for commuting to Empty Cloud, which can be confusing. The options presented below are the most straightforward, affordable and fastest options.

By PATH Train + NJ Transit Bus 73 (60 min)

This is the most affordable way to get to the Monastery.

The PATH train connects to multiple Subway stops in Manhattan (World Trade Center, Christopher St, 9 St, 14 St, 23 St, and 34 St). Note: The PATH train to/from the World Trade Center station does not operate on the weekends; there is a replacement ferry/bus between Exchange station and the World Trade Center station. Download the PATH train app for more details.

Instructions:

  1. Take the PATH Train to Newark Penn Station for $2.75 (You can pay with a pay per ride cash MetroCard. Unlimited cards will not work.)
  2. You can take an Uber/Lyft for about $10-$12 directly to the Monastery;
  3. … Or take the NJ Transit Bus #73 for $2.55
    • take NJ Transit bus 73 to the ‘Ridgeway Ave at Northfield Ave’ stop (Stop #19512, right in front of the Delta Gas Station [Google Maps])
    • Walk 8 min to the Monastery

By Direct Coach Bus Manhattan (60min) www.coachusa.com

Instructions: 

  1. Tickets are $9.15 and can be purchased online, at Port Authority, or on board (only $10 bills and smaller bills is accepted
  2. The bus leaves from Gates 412-413 at Port Authority in Manhattan
  3. Take the bus to Northfield Ave-West Orange Arena Stop 
  4. The bus stop is a 15 minute walk to Empty Cloud

By NJTransit Train + NJ Transit Bus 73 (60min)

Instructions:

  1. Take NJ Transit Train (“Morris & Essex” Green Line) from Penn Station to Orange station for $6.75 (30min)
  2. As soon as Train arrives at Orange Station, call an Uber/Lyft directly to the Monastery for $6-8 (10 min)
  3. …. OR Next, take NJ Transit bus 73 towards Livingston/Florham Park at Main Street at Day Street stop (Stop #17387) to the ‘Ridgeway Ave at Northfield Ave’ stop (Stop #19512, right in front of the Delta Gas Station [Google Maps])
  4. Walk 8 minutes to Empty Cloud

By NJTransit Train + Shuttle  (Weekdays Only) (60 min)

During weekday peak hours, the Town of West Orange provides a free shuttle bus from/to South Orange train station.

Instructions:

  1. Take NJ Transit Train (“Morris & Essex” Green Line) from Penn Station to South Orange station for $6.75
  2. Next, take connecting Shuttle Bus on Route 3 (Schedule) to the end of shuttle route, at Ridgeway Ave at Northfield Ave stop.
  3. Walk for 8 minutes to Empty Cloud

SUGGESTED APPS

There is no app for Coach USA.

PATH Train App

Select Newark Penn Station and your preferred Manhattan Station to be automatically presented with the train timetables.

NJ Transit App

Buying train tickets

  • Select Buy, then select Rail
  • Select origin of Penn Station NY and destination of Orange
  • Follow through with the next steps to pay for your purchase

Buying Bus tickets

  • Select Buy, then select Bus
  • Select Route & Zone
  • Select Route 73
  • Select 2 zones
  • Follow through with the next steps to pay for your purchase

Best Practices: Selecting Your Favorites

By selecting your favorite trains, buses and routes, their schedules will appear on the front page of the app.

Select your Favorite Train Stations
  • Select Buy
  • Select Rail
  • Search for Orange, click on the star to set this station as a Favorite
  • Repeat with Penn Station and West Orange
  • Exit out
Select your favorite train routes
  • Select Schedule
  • Select Rail
  • Choose your origin & destination
  • Click Search
  • Click the Star to make this a favorite route
Select your favorite bus stations
  • Click the side menu
  • Click MyBus
  • Search for route 73
  • Click on route 73
  • Find Main St and Dey St. Select that as a Favorite
  • Repeat with Northfield & Ridgeway Ave