Getting to the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences by train and Rutgers campus bus


These directions are adapted from instructions at


Take New Jersey Transit to New Brunswick station. To look up the schedule on NJ Transit's web page you need to know that New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor line. Amtrak trains don't stop at New Brunswick, but it is easy to transfer to NJ Transit at Metropark (southbound) or Trenton (northbound). There is NJ Transit train service from Newark Liberty International Airport to New Brunswick.


To get to IMCS from the New Brunswick station either take a taxi to IMCS on the Rutgers Cook Campus, corner of Dudley Rd and College Farm Rd, or take the Route EE Rutgers Campus Bus that runs every 10 minutes during semester.  (Online info at


To reach the campus bus stop, walk to the north end of the platform and down the steps. From the southbound (from NY) platform this puts you right at the bus stop. From the northbound (from Trenton) platform you need to descend the steps, then walk under the railroad bridge and turn left to the stop on Somerset St. 


The EE bus is free, no ID required. You are headed for the Cook and Douglass Campuses if you want to ask the driver if it's the right bus. Get off at the LIPMAN HALL stop. You are then on Lipman Drive. Continue walking in the direction the bus goes. The Marine and Coastal Sciences building will be on your right when you reach the intersection with Dudley Road. There is a big concrete wave on the grass in front.


If you are staying at the University Inn  (178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick) it is a short walk to the Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, but you'll need to consult a map first on how to get here.