Toms River is located at 39°57'11" North, 74°11'53" West (39.953333, -74.198333).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 40.61 mi2 (105.17 km2). 39.37 mi2 (101.97 km2) of it is land and 1.24 mi2 (3.20 km2) of it is covered by water. The total area is 3.05% water.
Toms River is located in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) timezone, GMT-05:00. It observes Daylight Saving Time (DST).