HELLO Beach, 2 Beachway Ave, Keansburg, NJ 07734

Bus Directions

Academy Bus Website
Take the Academy Bus Line from the PortAuthority at 42nd St/8th Ave Manhattan directly to Keansburg NJ.  The bus will take you within one block of the festival entrance at 2 Beachway Ave.  Get off at the “Pineview Stop” at the corner of Central/Pineview Ave.  Let the bus driver know that you need to be taken to this stop because it’s been added specifically for the event, and doesn’t exist on the standard schedule.  Even if you miss it (by ending up at the “Main Street” stop), you’ll still only be a few blocks away.
Where to buy tickets at the Port Authority:  On 8th Ave level (south wing/lower level) see an Academy ticket agent (windows 25-28).  Let them know you need a “zone 3” ticket to Keansburg and specify round-trip or one-way.  If you need to come back from Keansburg and don’t have a round-trip ticket, you’ll need exact change of 17.00 dollars. 

From Port Authority to Keansburg (will depart from Gate #9)
Morning:  8:00/10:00/12:00
Afternoon:  2:00/2:45/3:00/3:40/4:10/4:30/4:55/5:10/5:35/5:55
Evening:  6:05/6:40/7:00/7:30/8:00/9:00/10:00/11:15/12:30
Morning:  8:00/10:00 AM
Afternoon:  12:00/2:00/4:00 PM
Evening:  6:00/8:00/10:00/12:30 PM

Returning from Keansburg (depart from corner of Pineview and Central Ave)
Friday (Only afternoon and evening returns)
12:40/2:40/4:40/6:40/9:40/10:40 PM
Saturday/Sunday (Same as above, except for the two changes mentioned below)
12:40/2:40/4:40/6:40/8:40/10:55 PM

Ferry Directions

BELFORD/NY WATERWAY FERRY Click for ferry tickets/times 

FROM NY: Take the ferry from Wall St/Pier 11 straight across the water to New Jersey and get off at the Belford/Harbor Way Terminal. This should take roughly 50 minutes. From there free Gratitude Migration shuttle transport will be running on rotation to the festival but you can take a cab ride (Middleton Yellow Cab - 732-671-4600), or bike/walk to the festival ground as well. Click for walking/biking directions
These Ferries run on Friday only and will depart from Pier 11/Wall St at the following times:
Morning:  6:25/7:00/7:40/8:10
Afternoon:  3:00/3:45/4:30/5:00/5:30
Evening:  6:15/7:15/9:15

Click here and scroll down to see a complete “to/from” schedule of this route
Take the ferry from Wall St/E 34th and get off at the Atlantic Highlands Terminal. From there you can take a cab ride (Middleton Yellow Cab - 732-671-4600), or walk 2 hours to the festival grounds. Click for walking/biking directions
These Ferries run on Fri/Sat/Sun and will depart from Wall St/E 34th at various times


Click HERE for NJ Transit tickets and schedule times.  NJ Transit leaves from Penn Station NYC. Grab a ticket from the ticket windows or the electronic Kiosks. Hop on the " North Jersey Coast Line" (15 one way, 30 round trip) to Hazlet.  If you don’t have a ticket in advance you can pay cash on the train but it will cost 20 dollars (one way). From Hazlet there will be some Gratitude Migration shuttles coming and going from the station to the festival at peak hours or you can take a cab (about 10 minutes) to the festival grounds at 2 Beachway Ave.(Middleton Yellow Cab - 732-671-4600) 


Hitch a ride or offer a ride to someone else in need!  Help cut down on travel expenses as well as your carbon emissions!  We have a web-based system to make this process as easy as possible. To coordinate CLICK HERE.


Biking is one of the fastest ways to the festival, and it's a simple trip. From your location, bike to pier 11 and and take the NY Waterway “Belford/Harbor Way Ferry” to “Belford/Harbor Way Terminal” or the Seastreak NY/NJ Ferry to “Atlantic Highlands Terminal” (more details in the Ferry section) Once in NJ, bike 20-40 minutes (depending on ferry you choose) to arrive at the festival.  Click HERE for Google map directions. To get back on Sunday you’ll need to take the Seastreak Ferry because the NY Waterway option wont be available. 

Driving Directions

Getting to the festival grounds from NYC is quite simple. We are roughly 50 minutes from Brooklyn, 40 from Manhattan, and 1hr and 20 minutes from Philly. Click HERE for Google map directions.