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By Train from NYC: Trains leave on a regular schedule from Penn Station, New York to Long Branch. A taxi can have you at the Retreat House in five minutes.

By Bus from NYC: Purchase tickets for Long Branch - West End at Port Authority Bus Terminal - Academy Bus Line (Asbury Park - Point Pleasant Line). Ask driver to leave you in front of retreat house.
By train from Newark Liberty Airport: Take AirTrain monorail located on each terminal's departure concourse level to Newark Airport Rail Station. Take NJ Transit North Jersey Coast line south to Long Branch. Trains run approximately every hour. A taxi from the Long Branch Station can have you at the Retreat House in five minutes. For further info log on to
By Car, Traveling South on the NJ Turnpike: Take Exit 11 (marked Woodbridge & Shore Points). Follow signs for Garden State Parkway South. Follow directions for Garden State Parkway.
By Car, Traveling South and North on the Garden State Parkway: Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 105. After exiting, continue straight through five traffic lights. Watch for sign on right for Route 71 and Monmouth University. Follow Route 71 South until it curves to the left just past a McDonald's. After this curve you will now be on Cedar Avenue (ignore future Route 71 signs). Stay on Cedar Avenue until it ends at Ocean Avenue. Turn right on Ocean Avenue, and San Alfonso is just up the road on your left at 755 Ocean Avenue.
By Car, Traveling North and East: Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 7A. Get onto I-195 East to the Garden State Parkway North (after Asbury Toll Plaza - keep right - LOCAL LANES) to Exit 105. Follow same directions as above.
Parking: To park in the main parking lot behind the House, enter our south driveway across the street from the red church's parking lot (St. Michael's).
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