The Holland Tunnel was built in 1927 and connects 12th & 14th Streets in Jersey City, New Jersey with lower Manhattan. Opened in 1927 for a cost of $54 million, the 1.6 mile Holland Tunnel is named after its first Chief Engineer, Clifford Holland, who did not live to see the Tunnel in operation.
One unique aspect of the Holland Tunnel is its automatic ventilation system, which includes 84 immense fans that provide a change of air every 90 seconds, keeping air quality well within established safety limits. This innovation made the Holland Tunnel the first mechanically ventilated underwater vehicular tunnel.
Some key facts about the Holland Tunnel:
- Two tubes carrying 4 lanes of traffic
- North tube length: 8,558 ft, South tube length: 8,371 ft
- 9 toll lanes
- Number of ceiling tiles: 3.1 million
- Number of wall tiles: 2.9 million
- In 2009, 16,609,000 vehicles traveled eastbound from New Jersey to Manhattan
TOLLS: A toll is charged ONLY going from New Jersey into Manhattan, at Jersey City. No toll entering New Jersey. For more information visit the EZ Pass page for rates.
Effective December 2, 2012, 3am:
Two-axle passenger vehicle:
- $13 Cash or without EZ Pass
- $10.25 with EZ Pass during Peak hours of Mon – Fri 6-10 am & 4-8 pm, Sat – Sun 11am- 8 pm
- $8.25 with EZ Pass during Off-Peak hours of Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm, 8pm – 6am, Sat – Sun 8pm – 11am
Motorcycle: $7.25 one-way Off-Peak, $9.25 one-way Peak, $12 Cash
NYC DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOR THE HOLLAND TUNNEL
From Manhattan: enter from Canal St
From New Jersey: enter from Jersey City
Entering Manhattan: take Exit 1 toward RT-9A/West St,which can put you on Laight St to go West, or Exit 2 for Hudson St to head North.
Entering New Jersey: you can access I-78, Business US 1-US 9 and NJ 139 in Jersey City.
Walk through the Holland Tunnel!
Sorry, you cannot walk or bicycle through the Holland Tunnel.