Hackensack Bus Terminal, also called the Hackensack Bus Transfer, is a regional bus station in downtown Hackensack, New Jersey, owned and operated by New Jersey Transit. The bus station was built in the 1970s and was extensively renovated in 2007. An outdoor central island boarding–disembarking area surrounds an indoor waiting room and ticketing facilities.  Service from nearby bus stops travels to locations in Bergen, Passaic, Essex and Hudson counties as well as the Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Station in New York City. In October 2018, the Hackensack Transit Connector, servicing the bus terminal, the city's train stations, and the County Courthouse Complex, was initiated.
Location and vicinity
The bus station is located on River Street one block east of the commercial district on Main Street. Nearby is the New Jersey Naval Museum's USS Ling on the bank of the Hackensack River. Reminders of the original colonial city centered on the First Reformed Dutch Church and the county seat of Bergen County, including the Bergen County Court House, are also in the immediate vicinity. The White Manna, an iconic 1946 diner, and the Bergen Museum of Art & Science are located just north on River Street.
The station is approximately equidistant between two of the three train stations on New Jersey Transit's Pascack Valley Line that serve the city. Transfer to any of them requires a short walk or bus trip. Essex Street Station serves the southern part of the downtown and the Hackensack University Medical Center, while Anderson Street Station serves the northern part including Farleigh Dickenson University. The three transit hubs are part of Hackensack's transit-oriented development plan, and potential transit village initiative, which was granted in February 2016. The proposed Passaic-Bergen Rail Line would terminate to the west at nearby State Street. The New Bridge Landing Station (for a time known as North Hackensack) is located over the city's northern border near the city line of adjoining River Edge.
Originating, terminating, or stopping at bus station:
FT 1X-Hackensack Bus Transfer to/from Inwood W. 204 street & Nagle Avenue in Manhattan,NY via Fort Lee Road,GWB and Broadway.
Bergen County local routes
Traveling within city limits.
|route||terminal||Hackensack stop||terminal||main streets of travel||notes|
|The Outlets at Bergen Town Center||Main Street
|New Milford or Cresskill||Teaneck Road
Madison Avenue (New Milford trips only)
Union Avenue (Cresskill trips only)
|Bergen Community College||The Shops at Riverside||Englewood Cliffs||Route 4
New Bridge Landing
The Shops at Riverside
Reichelt Road (alternate trips)
Fort Lee Road
|New Milford||Main Street
|Meadowlands Sports Complex||Teaneck Road (New Milford trips only)
Port Authority Bus Terminal routes
|route||via Hudson County||in Hackensack||Bergen terminal||major points||notes|
|westbound AM peak
eastbound PM peak
|Essex Street||Paramus or Elmwood Park||Route 4, Essex Street, Moonachie Avenue||
|Essex Street||Fair Lawn||Century Road, Morlot Avenue||
|Main and Anderson||Teaneck||The Outlets at Bergen Town Center||
|Essex Street||Midland Park||Paterson Plank Road|
Meadowlands Sports Complex
|Main Street||Westwood||New Bridge Landing (NJT station)
|Main and Anderson||Paramus Park||Boulevard East Queen Anne Road, Cedar Lane, Forest Avenue|
- NJ Transit list of bus terminals
- "Hackensack Bus Terminal" (PDF) (Press release). New Jersey Transit. June 2, 2006. Retrieved December 15, 2009.
- Bus service from the terminal https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/bergen-county-launches-hackensack-transit-connector/
- Routes by County: Bergen County, NJ Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 22, 2009. Accessed September 14, 2016.
- Bergen County System Map, NJ Transit. Accessed September 14, 2016.
- NJT 76 schedule
- NJT 83 schedule
- NJT 178 schedule
- NJT 712 schedule
- NJT 751/755 schedule
- NJT 752 schedule
- NJT 762 schedule
- NJT 770 schedule
- NJT 772 schedule
- NJT 780 schedule
- NJT 753 schedule
- NJT 756 schedule
- NJT 144 schedule
- NJT 145 schedule
- NJT 155 schedule
- NJT 165 schedule
- NJT 168 schedule
- Unofficial New Jersey bus map
- NJ Transit route finder
- NJT Bus Routes in Bergen County
- NJT Bus Routes in Hudson County
- NJT Bus Routes in Passaic County