15-17 January 2020
America/New_York timezone

Getting to NYU

  • Getting to NYC guide  https://www.nycgo.com/articles/nyc-transportation-getting-here
  • JFK is well served by public transit thanks to the AirTrain which connects to every terminal, the car rental site and the Jamaica train station. Take AirTrain to Jamaica (not Howard Beach, and not the train that just loops around the terminals), Jamaica is the last stop, and from there LIRR trains to Penn Station are frequent, it’s a 20-25min ride. At Jamaica you’ll pay $5 or so with a MetroCard (same card as the subway) to exit the AirTrain. There are lots of machines to buy MetroCards; put enough balance on it for your subway rides, a single fare is $2.75 or so, distance independent. For the LIRR to Penn Station there are (too few) ticket machines on the platform above the trains, or download the MyMTA app to your phone, you can buy e-tickets with it.
  • LaGuardia is poorly served by public transport. The taxi line tends to be very long. It is served by Uber.
  • Newark has an AirTrain that connects to NJ rail with trains to Penn Station.
  • Please use one of the officially recognized modes of airport transportation and do not accept rides from any driver with whom you have not made previous arrangements or who does not operate from an official taxi stand.
  • Here’s a subway map. There are various subway apps, pick one. The MyMTA app you downloaded to get a LIRR ticket (which is the official MTA one) also has subway maps.
  • MTA transit website