TRANSPORTATION TO/ FROM THE AIRPORTS:
*Both Host Hotels (and any Manhattan Hotel) are in reasonable distance from all NY area Airports-
LaGuardia (LGA), JFK, and Newark. The closest airport is LaGuardia (LGA). The PENNSYLVANIA HOTEL
is 1.5 blocks from Penn Station. The CAMBRIA SUITES is approximately 6 blocks from Grand Central Station
(42nd & 2nd Ave).
BY CAB/ CAR:
LGA to Penn Station- 25 min- Cab $35; Shuttle $15, roundtrip $24
LGA to Grand Central Station- 25 min- Cab $35; Shuttle $15, roundtrip $24
JFK to Penn Station- 40 min- Cab $50; Shuttle $18 (roundtrip $27)
JFK to Grand Central Station- 35 min- Cab $48 (roundtrip $27)
Newark to / from Grand Central Station- 30 min; Cab $50; Shuttle $14
Shuttle for NYC Airports (LGA, JFK)-nycairporter.com
30 minutes to Penn Station, Grand Central Station
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Shuttle for Newark Airport-- Coach USA
15 minutes to Grand Central Station (42nd & 2nd Ave)
One Way: $14; Foundtrip $28
AVOID RUSH HOUR:
**Please try to Book your Flight Arrival time in the late morning/ afternoon or later evening times to avoid the rush hour traffic (8-10am; 5-7pm) or you're looking at a longer travel time to and from Manhattan.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORATION
Take the M60 Bus from the airport to the Astoria Boulevard subway station for the N and Q line--- take that to Times Square and switch in the station to the downtown 1-2 or 3 train and take it one stop to Penn Station (34th street).
You will need to purchase a metro card before boarding the bus but then it will cover the whole trip into Manhattan on the subway. The host hotels are 1-2 blocks away from Penn Station.
Take the Air Train from the terminal to the Jamaica Station. When you get off the train, buy a combined ticket that will cover the Air Train ($5) plus the cost of the Long Island Rail Road (varies by time of day, but plan on around $12). The LIRR runs from Jamaica to Penn Station a few times per hour and only takes about 20-30 minutes.
You can also take the Air Train to the subway, which will be slightly cheaper. But the subway will take much longer (1 hour, 15 min.); Air Train to Subway to Jamaica Station-JFK Airport Station-- take E Train to 34th Street/ Penn Station stop.
GETTING AROUND NYC-- NOTES
BIG CITY WEEKEND has been set up for minimal travel for out-of-towners from the Host Hotels (midtown) to events. We will have travel information for you at the event, and in some cases escorts. In the meantime:
It is very easy to get around the city via MTA subway and buses. The subway rides are $2.75 each way. If you plan to move around a lot in the City, it may be best to buy an unlimited subway pass for a few days.
Bring comfortable walking shoes and explore. NY is a walking town!
When taxi hopping in NYC, please choose a yellow or green taxi cab or a car service (like Uber). If an unmarked taxi offers to pick you up, ask the price first and compare as “gypsy” or “jitney” can be over-priced.
To help navigate your way around the city use Google Maps directions. Includes bus and subway routes or download one of the many free subway apps. We recommend "New York Subway MTA Map” and “Route planner" or "Embark".
Parking: Use "Best Parking" or to locate parking garages and get coupon discounts and details on street parking regulations for all NYC streets.