How to Get to Six Flags Great Adventure from New York?

Geting to Six Flags Great Advanture from New York

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Are you planning to go to Six Flags, but don’t know how to get there? Are you planning to go on the tallest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka?  Are you scoping out the different options there are to get to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey from New York? Well, you found the perfect article for planning your trip! Below are 5 best ways to get to one of the greatest theme parks in the U.S. from New York!

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How to get to Six Flags from New York by Car

The easiest way to get to Six Flags Great Adventure, by far, is getting there by car.  The physical location is located on 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, New Jersey 08527. It is located conveniently off I-195 between New York and Philadelphia. From New York, you can take the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel or Holland Tunnel to NJ Turnpike south to exit 7A. After that, you can proceed on I-195 east to exit 16A, and then one mile west on Route 537 to Six Flags. Expect the drive to take around 1.5~2 hours from Manhattan.

 
  • Time: 90-120 min (if no traffic);

  • Cost: $15 per person;

  • Pros: Flexible, easy, fast;

  • Cons: Traffic, additional costs - toll roads, not convenient for big groups.


Get to Six Flags from New York by Taxi or Car Service

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If you don’t have a car, what are your other options? You can either rent a car, or call up a taxi to Six Flags Great Adventure. However, the downside to this option is that it can get pretty pricey. According to worldtaximeter.com, the estimated fare to the theme park is around $265 including tip. Keep in mind that this is only one way! You would need to call up another taxi for the way back. To avoid this expensive cost, then, what else can you do?

  • Time: 90-120 minutes;

  • Cost: $265 per taxi ONE way ($530 in total there and back);

  • Pros: Comfortable, fast;

  • Cons: Expensive, traffic.


Getting to Six Flags by NJ Transit Bus from NYC

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You can take mass transportation by using the NJ Transit Bus service to Six Flags. They have a bus service that takes you straight to Six Flags. By purchasing one ticket, it covers your roundtrip bus ride to and from Six Flags as well as your theme park ticket. The cost is $77.50 for adults and $56.90 for children. You can check out the information by clicking on this link: NJ Transit to Six Flags

  • Time: 110-150 minutes;

  • Cost: $77.50 ROUND trip per person;

  • Pros: Reliable, includes your theme park ticket;

  • Cons: Time depending.


What does it cost to Rent a Bus to Six Flags Great Adventure?

  • Rent a Minibus to Six Flags Great Adventure (up to 36 passengers);

  • Rent a Charter Bus to Six Flags Great Adventure (up 56 passengers);

  • Rent a School Bus to Six Flags Great Adventure (up to 60 passengers).

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The cost depends on different factors, such as hours, season (month, day of the week, holidays), bus size. We always make sure you get the best deal, by minimizing the hours you rent a bus for (for example, renting two different buses for round trip may be cheaper, than renting one bus and making the driver wait for you till you ready to come back). You may check the estimated prices below, but keep in mind that the final cost for you might be different. Call (646) 801 6280  to look up different bus possibilities for your group, or use the search bar. Our booking specialists are always happy to answer any of your questions and will make sure you have an amazing trip to Six Flags, considering all your requirements!


General Prices for Booking a Minibus & Charter Bus

Price Estimates 4-Hours Minimum Additional Hours 8-Hours Full Day
Rent Minibus $500-$700 $110-$160 $1000-$1,600
Rent Charter Bus $550-$850 $135-$195 $1,350-$2,200

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Renting a Coach Bus is one of the best options for small and big groups. You can rent a Minibus with 20 seats (up to 36 seats) or a big Charter bus from 47 to 56 seats. In comparison, you will pay around $500 ($125 per passenger) for taxi service round trip to Six Flags from New York, which can take up to 4 passengers, but rent a Minibus with 36 seats and pay $1000-$1600 ($27-$44 per passenger).


Rent a Charter Bus and a Minibus from BookBuses

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Lastly, another great option is to rent a charter bus from BookBuses! If you are planning to enjoy a day at Six Flags with a big group, it will probably be smart to rent a charter bus, or a minivan/bus to take your group to Six Flags back and forth. This is the best option, because you can be picked up right at your front door! We have great deals that you can find according to your needs, so check out the website today! Instead of having to research into different charter bus companies to rent these buses, you can easily use the website BookBuses.com to search and compare price quotes and book buses for whenever and wherever you’d like. The process to book them is seamless and simple, because BookBuses takes care of all the details for you, and traveling to Six Flags will be smooth and easy, because you will be picked up from and dropped off to wherever you’d like!

  • Time: 100-150 minutes;

  • Cost: may vary, check our prices for different types of buses;

  • Pros: reliable, comfortable, easy;

  • Cons: traffic.

Visit the BookBuses website at bookbuses.com, or call (646) 801 6280  to look up different bus possibilities for your group today!


How much is the day ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure?

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Single daily ticket to Six Flags costs $ 49.79, for this price you may enjoy 45 rides, shows, and attractions.

2019 Season pass costs $ 97.99, for this price you can enjoy all Six Flags parks around the country (NOTE: the pass must be picked up at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey before going to any other parks). You will also have many different discounts in restaurants. If you are buying 4+ Passes the price will be even lower, and you can save up to 60%.

Check all the prices for singe tickets, passes, and memberships here.

Six Flags membership prices vary between $ 7.10 and $ 18.10 per month. There are Gold Plus, Platinum, Diamond and Diamond Elite memberships, you can choose the one that suits you best. Becoming a Six Flags member gives you many benefits such as discounts at restaurants, candy stores, parkings, etc. Click here to know more about the memberships.


Attractions at Six Flags Great Adventure

Six Flags Great Adventure is full of thrill rides and hold many records. The most famous roller coaster at Six Flags is Kingda Ka, the world's tallest roller coaster. This roller coaster has been an integral part of the Great Adventure experience as it is the main attraction at Six Flags. Another roller coaster at Six Flags is El Toro, one of the tallest and fastest wooden roller coasters in the world. Nitro, one of BookBuses favorite, is one of the older roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure. Nitro is favorite among many visitors of the theme park with its large drop over 200 ft and exhilarating speeds of 80 mph.


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