Resources for Commuters

Here are your options for driving or taking mass transit to Rutgers University–Newark.

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Mass Transportation

We encourage the use of mass transit, especially since Rutgers University–Newark is only a few blocks from Newark Penn Station. You can also commute to campus via bus and light rail. Visit NJ Transit online to access information about the train, bus, light rail, and related apps:

Note: As a Rutgers University student, you can receive a 25 percent discount from NJ Transit.


Shuttles and Buses

Rutgers University–Newark provides a number of shuttles and buses for students. Shuttle and bus options include:

  • Campus Connect
  • Newark Penn Station
  • Newark Penn Station Express
  • Kearny Route
  • Newark Penn Station Midnight Express
  • The "Run Run" Route

For more information about these shuttle and bus services, visit the Rutgers University Department of Transportation Services.

Parking and Permits

To park on campus, you must purchase a student parking permit. You can purchase parking permits online or in person at the Department of Transportation Services, which is located at

249 University Avenue
Blumenthal Hall, Suite 105
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Note: Commuter and residential students have differing parking permits.

Fall 2017 Student Parking Costs
All costs below are annual for the 17-18 academic year

Student Premium Permits Deck 1 & 2 $600
Student Permits Surface Lots
After 4pm can be used in
Deck 2 & Essex Lot
Resident Student Permits
(Juniors and Seniors ONLY)
Deck 1 & 2 $1130

Parking Permit Options

RU-N Student Commuter Awards Program

Students who forego purchasing a Rutgers parking permit and purchase monthly passes from NJ Transit or PATH to commute to/from Rutgers-Newark will earn a reward that can be redeemed from the Barnes & Noble at Rutgers University – Newark, Kite + Key Rutgers Tech Store, or Starbucks for up to $50 monthly. Details about participating in this rewards program will be announced in the coming weeks.

Student Parking Locations

Note: You must have a valid parking permit to be able to park in these lots.

Student Lot/Garage


Deck 1

Located at 200 University Avenue

Deck 2

Located at 166 Washington Street

509A / Eagle East​

Located at Orange and [East Side] Eagle Street (closest lot to the business school)

506/Essex Lot

Located at Essex Street (Students with NB Zone L permit or Newark Prepaid Commuter RUN Pass Permit are allowed to park here from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight Monday through Friday and all day weekends, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight)

New Street (NEW surface lot)

Located at 272 New Street (between Lock Street and Wilsey Street)

Parking Citations

You may receive citations for parking in non-approved locations. If you receive a citation, you can pay the citation online.

Key Contacts

Blumenthal HallRoom 105
249 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102-1808

Bus Info 848.932.7817
Fax Line 973.353.5873
Rutgers Newark office 973.353.1839
RBHS Newark office 973.972.5489
Rutgers New Brunswick office 848.932.7744

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