Getting To and Around NYC

Helpful Pointers from the Local Committee

There are four options for getting from New York City airports to the Marriott Marquis: by taxi or car service; by airport shuttle; by commercial bus; and by public transportation. 

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Arriving from Newark Airport (EWR)

  • Taxis from Newark Airport to Times Square can cost between $55 and $75 per trip (not per person), plus tip. Fares depend on traffic, the time of day and the number of bags you are transporting.  Car services are usually slightly less expensive but need to be arranged in advance.
  • Airport shuttles, such as Super Shuttle and Go Airlink NYC, offer shared door-to-door shuttle service from the airport to your hotel.  Rates are between $15 and $20 per person, plus tip.  They can be booked in advance or reserved when you arrive at the airport by going to the Ground Transportation desk in baggage claim.

  • The Newark Liberty Airport Express runs regular busses from the airport to Grand Central, Port Authority or Penn Station daily between 4am and 1am, leaving every 15-30 minutes.  One-way fares are approximately $16 per person; tickets can be purchased online or by going to the Ground Transportation desk in baggage claim.

  • The Air Train connects the airport and the Newark Airport train station for $5.50 per person, where you can take a NJ Transit train to New York Penn Station.  NJ Transit tickets are about $15 per person, one way, and trains run between 5am and 2am. From New York Penn Station, take the uptown 1, 2, or 3 subway trains one stop to Times Square; the subway fare is $2.50 per person, one way.

  Arriving from LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

  • Taxis from LaGuardia Airport to Times Square can cost between $30 and $50 per trip (not per person), plus tip. Fares depend on traffic and the time of day.  Car services are usually slightly less expensive but need to be arranged in advance. 

  • Airport shuttles, such as Super Shuttle and Go Airlink NYC, offer shared door-to-door shuttle service from the airport to your hotel.  Rates are between $15 and $20 per person, plus tip.  They can be booked in advance or reserved when you arrive at the airport by going to the Ground Transportation desk in baggage claim.

  • NYC Airporter runs regular busses from the airport to Grand Central, Port Authority or Penn Station daily between 5am and 11:30pm, leaving every 30 minutes.  One-way fares are approximately $13 per person; tickets can be purchased online or by going to the Ground Transportation desk in baggage claim.

  • The M60 bus, run by the MTA, goes from LaGuardia to the intersection of West 110th Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan daily between 5am and 1am.  Fares are $2.50 in exact change in coins only.  From the Upper West Side, take the “South Ferry”-bound 1 subway nine stops to the Times Square stop; subway fares are an additional $2.50.

  Arriving from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)

  • Taxis from JFK Airport to Times Square are a $52.50 flat fee per trip (not per person), plus tip and tolls.

  • Airport shuttles, such as Super Shuttle and Go Airlink NYC, offer shared door-to-door shuttle service from the airport to your hotel.  Rates are between $20 and $30 per person, plus tip.  They can be booked in advance or reserved when you arrive at the airport by going to the Ground Transportation desk in baggage claim.

  • NYC Airporter runs regular busses from the airport to Grand Central, Port Authority or Penn Station daily between 5am and 11:30pm, leaving every 30 minutes.  One-way fares are approximately $16 per person; tickets can be purchased online or by going to the Ground Transportation desk in baggage claim.

  • The Air Train connects the airport and two subway stations: the Jamaica Long Island Railroad train/subway station, and the Howard Beach subway station.  Both options cost $5:
    • From the Howard Beach station, take the “Dyckman Avenue”-bound A train to the 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal stop (approximately 50 minutes); fares are also $2.50 per person.
    • From the Jamaica station, you have two options: a) take the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station (approximately 20 minutes); fares are between $7.00 and $9.50 depending on peak or off-peak travel.  Then take the A, C or E subway one stop to the 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal stop; subway fares are $2.50 per person; or b) take the “World Trade Center”-bound E subway to the 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal stop (approximately 45 minutes); fares are $2.50 per person.

ONCE YOU'RE HERE

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Subway
The easiest way to get around New York City is by the extensive subway system, which runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Times Square is a major subway hub with nearby access to the 1, 2, 3, 7, A, C, E, N, Q and R subway lines, and the shuttle (S) to Grand Central Station. Subway fares are $2.50 per person, per trip, though each Metrocard is initially $1. Metrocards may be shared and can be refilled with money.  A special 7-day pass can be purchased for $30 (plus $1 per new card) and is activated on first use; weekly passes cannot be shared.  Metrocards and weekly passes may be purchased from Metrocard vending machines in each subway station. Note that weekends bring numerous service disruptions due to repair work. It is always a good idea to check www.mta.info for route information.Learn how to get around by taking the subway.

Bus
Extensive public bus service is also available in New York City, though the routes may be confusing to visitors. Typically buses run uptown or downtown (north or south) along the avenues, or crosstown (east or west) along the major cross streets.  Fares are $2.50 using exact change in coins only or using a Metrocard purchased inside a subway station. There are also several commercial hop-on/hop-off sightseeing buses around the city that have roving salespeople in Times Square. 

Walking
New York is a walker’s paradise. Don’t forget to pack a comfortable pair of walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.  All you need is a map (check the Conference app on September 1!) and some water, and you’re off! Or walk to experience NYC, starting from the Conference hotel in Times Square.

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New York launched a public bike share in May. Bikes may be picked up from any station and returned to any empty docking station. Daily and weekly passes for use of the blue Citi Bikes may be purchased at any Citi Bike station. 24-hour passes are $9.95 plus tax for an unlimited amount of 30-minute trips. 7-day passes are $25 plus tax for an unlimited amount of 30-minute trips.  Additional riding time may be purchased when returning the bike. Daily and weekly passes cannot be shared, and no helmets are offered. For more information or to find bike locations, visit www.citibikenyc.com.

Taxis
Yellow taxis may be hailed from any street in Manhattan, but are more difficult to find in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.  Available taxis have an illuminated sign number on their roof.  The standard rate is $3.00 upon entry, plus $0.50 per 1/5-mile traveled and 60 seconds stopped in traffic.  There is an additional rush-hour surcharge of $1.00 for each trip between 4pm and 8pm Monday through Friday, and a night surcharge of $0.50 for each trip between 8pm and 6am daily. 

Ferries
Although Manhattan is an island, ferry service is limited. Free ferry service between Lower Manhattan and Staten Island is one of New York’s best kept secrets because it offers amazing views of New York Harbor.  The Staten Island Ferry terminal is at the base of Manhattan next to Battery Park, and at the northern tip of Staten Island.  Commercial ferries cross the Hudson and East Rivers, and also offer spectacular views.  New York Waterway offers trans-Hudson ferries between Manhattan and New Jersey from the pier at West 39th Street and the Hudson River, Pier 11 at Wall Street and the East River, and the pier near the World Financial Center.  They also have regular ferry service across the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn, departing from Pier 11 at Wall Street and the pier at East 34th Street in Manhattan.

 

Use the Metropolitan Transportation Association Trip Planner to chart your course by subway, bus, or rail.

Conference venues will be mapped and available when the Conference app is released September 1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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