It's easy to get to SOPAC - see below for a wide array of driving and transportation options...
If you're using MapQuest or Google Maps for directions to SOPAC, use the street address "1 Trenchard Place".
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Garden State Parkway South
To exit 145 to Route 280 West. Follow "280 West" directions below.
Garden State Parkway North
To exit 142B onto Route 78 West toward Springfield. Take Route 78 West to exit 50B (Millburn/Maplewood). Take Exit 50B and turn right onto CR-630/Vauxhall Road. Proceed a half mile and make a sharp right onto Valley Street. Take Valley Street to South Orange Avenue. Make a left onto South Orange Avenue and proceed to third traffic light, SOPAC Way. Make a left into parking lot.
New Jersey Turnpike South
To exit 15W to Route 280 West. Follow "280 West" directions below.
New Jersey Turnpike North
To exit 14 (Route 78 West LOCAL). Follow "78 West" directions below.
To exit 50B. Proceed onto Vauxhall Road and go three traffic lights to intersection with Valley Street. Make a right onto Valley; continue to South Orange Avenue. Make a left and proceed to third traffic light, SOPAC Way. Make a left into parking lot.
To exit 49B. Follow signs to "Valley Street" jughandle (approx. 3/10 mile once you are off of exit ramp and onto Springfield Ave.) Make a right into jughandle (to effectively make a left onto Valley Street) and proceed on Valley to South Orange Avenue. Turn left and proceed to third traffic light, SOPAC Way. Make a left into parking lot.
From 280 East
To exit 9 (Mt. Pleasant Avenue.) Make a hard right turn onto Mt. Pleasant and go to the first traffic light. Make a left at the light onto Gregory Avenue and follow directions from this point under "280 WEST."
From 280 West
To exit 10. Take first left at traffic light onto Northfield Avenue. Proceed three traffic lights to Gregory Avenue; make a left onto Gregory and proceed 1.3 miles to South Orange (at this point Gregory changes to Wyoming Avenue.) Stay on Wyoming to next light (South Orange Avenue); turn left. Go to second traffic light and turn right onto SOPAC Way.
South Orange is a quick 25 minute ride from New York City's Penn Station. Take the Midtown Direct line to South Orange; descend the stairs from the center of the platform to the station lobby and exit through the door to your right. Walk under the trestle; SOPAC's entrance is to your right. Elevators from the platform open under the trestle; walk through to SOPAC's entrance. Trains run regularly weekdays, weekends and evenings. Visit www.NJTransit.com for more details and schedules.
The 92 Orange Crosstown line runs between Newark's Branch Brook Park City Subway Station and the South Orange train station. The 107 line runs between New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal and Sloan St. in South Orange.