Sustainable Transportation in Asbury Park: How to Get Here


Bathing suit? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Towel and sunscreen? Check. What else could you possibly need to enjoy a beautiful summer day at the Asbury Park beach? That answer is sustainable transportation. Not only will you be helping the environment but you’ll also eliminate the hassles associated with parking. Below, we list a few transportation options to choose from.

The Free Ride

The Free Ride is a great option if you plan on going from the beach to any of the shops or restaurants on Cookman Ave or even downtown AP. These gas-free electric shuttles run every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the summer. The Free Ride stops are as follows:

  • Asbury Park Waterfront – 200 Cookman Ave
  • Tony’s Sausage & Cheese Steaks – 900 Ocean Ave. & 2nd
  • Pucker Lemonades & BeachFries – 1150 Ocean Ave. & 4th
  • North Eats Food Truck Court – Ocean Ave. & 7th
  • Kim Marie’s Eat n Drink Away- 1411 Kingsley St.
  • The Asbury Hotel – 210 5th



The Shore EZ Ride Jitney

If you are looking to go to AP or Long Branch, The Shore EZ Ride Jitney is the answer to your prayers. All you need to do is head to the train stations in AP or Long Branch and a shuttle will pick you up. The schedule runs on Fridays (starting June 28), Saturdays, and Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.



NJ Transit Bus & Rail

NJ Transit provides bus and rail transportation to/from Asbury Park. From Philadelphia and other points across South Jersey, bus number 317 will take you to/from Asbury Park. There are also bus routes available from local towns such as Point Pleasant Beach (830), Freehold (836), Red Bank (832), and Long Branch (837).

NJ Transit trains on the North Jersey Coast Line also serve Asbury Park. Passengers who embark on trains from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station, and other stops north of Little Silver will need to transfer at Long Branch train station to continue on south to AP. Rail service is also available to other shore points south of Asbury Park down to Bay Head.

There are many different buses and trains travelling to and from Asbury Park. The Asbury Park Transportation Center is not far from the beach and neither is the Asbury Park Rail Station. Ticket prices depend on where you get on a bus or train.

Now that you have your transportation all set, find some family fun in AP.