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Parking/Directions


Parking

St. Francis has 2 parking lots. One is located diagonal to the Church on Third and Jefferson Streets. A second lot is available on weekends only. It is located on Madison Street between Third and Fourth Streets, opposite Biggie's Clam House.

Public Transportation

Hoboken's excellent public transportation network provides easy access to St. Francis. The Second Street station for the Hudson Bergen Light Rail is nearby as are several NJ Transit bus routes. The PATH station is a 20-minute walk from the church and several NJ Transit bus lines stop within a short walk of the parish. Information on buses and the light rail is available at njtransit.com and information about the PATH trains is available at http://panynj.gov/path.

By Car

From Route 3

Take Route 3 East to 495 East - Lincoln Tunnel. Follow 495 East to Hoboken/Weehawken Exit (last exit in NJ). Follow traffic past stop light at exit, stay to right around curve at bottom of hill (Park Avenue). Follow road straight (police station on left, Lincoln Tunnel entrance on right). Continue straight over a railroad bridge (Dykes Lumber on the left). At 14th Street traffic light make a right turn onto 14th Street. At next block, make a left turn onto Willow Avenue. Follow Willow Avenue 10 blocks to 4th Street, and make right turn onto 4th Street. Continue 4 blocks to Jefferson Street, and make left onto Jefferson Street. Go 1 block to the corner of 3rd Street and Jefferson Street. St. Francis Church will be on the right corner; the parking lot is on the left just past the intersection.

From Holland Tunnel

After exiting tunnel, make right at Jersey Avenue, which is immediately before the ramp up to Routes 1 & 9 and the NJ Turnpike. Follow Jersey Avenue past two lights and under a railroad trestle. After curve in road, make your first left onto Jackson Street (street name not marked). Take Jackson Street 5 blocks to 3rd Street, and make a right. Continue to Jefferson Street. St. Francis Church is on the left, with parking to the right on Jefferson Street.

From George Washington Bridge

Take NJ Turnpike South to Exit 17. Bear left after toll and take Route 495 toward the Lincoln Tunnel. Follow 495 East to Hoboken/Weehawken Exit (last exit in NJ). Follow traffic past stop light at exit, stay to right around curve at bottom of hill (Park Avenue). Follow road straight (police station on left, Lincoln Tunnel entrance on right). Continue straight over a railroad bridge (Dykes Lumber on the left). At 14th Street traffic light make a right turn onto 14th Street. At next block, make a left turn onto Willow Avenue. Follow Willow Avenue 10 blocks to 4th Street, and make right turn onto 4th Street. Continue 4 blocks to Jefferson Street, and make left onto Jefferson Street. Go 1 block to the corner of 3rd Street and Jefferson Street. St. Francis Church will be on the right corner; the parking lot is on the left just past the intersection.

Follow signs for I-95 South (NJ Turnpike). Take Turnpike Exit 17 (Lincoln Tunnel). Bear left after paying toll and follow Roue 495 East to Hoboken/Weehawken Exit (last exit in NJ).

From Lincoln Tunnel

Bear right when exiting tunnel, taking exit for Hoboken immediately. Continue straight on this street over the railroad bridge into Hoboken. Continue straight on Willow Avenue until 4th Street. (Our Lady of Grace Church will be on the right.) Make a right on to 4th Street and continue 4 blocks to Jefferson Street. Make a left and continue to 3rd and Jefferson Streets. St. Francis Church will be on the right and the parking lot is on the left, just past the intersection.


From Route 17

Follow signs for Route 3 East - Lincoln Tunnel - Exit at Route 3 East - Lincoln Tunnel, and follow directions from Route 3 (above).