Directions

Directions from NYC airports to NYU/Washington Square

From JFK airport to Manhattan

BY TAXI

For Taxis, the flat fare is $52.00 plus any tolls and a NYS Tax of $.50.

There are signs that will direct you to the taxi stands outside every terminal in the airport.  At the curbside queue/line, an attendant should be there to answer any questionsOnly take official Yellow Cabs!  The trip to the vicinity of NYU/Washington Square will take about 35 minutes in optimal traffic conditions; as much as 2 hours during rush-hour

BY AIRPORT SHUTTLE

There are several Airport Shuttle companies to choose from.  Proceed to the Ground Transportation desk in your arrival terminal to get information on where you catch a shuttle; or you can use one of the courtesy phones in the baggage claim area.

As an example, NYC Airporter charges $18 one-way and $34 round trip.  But please note that there are only a few set drop-off points, mostly in mid-town, so you would still need to take a taxi or the subway to your accommodation/NYU area.

BY AIRTRAIN

The Airtrain runs regularly and costs $7.25 per journey (including price of subway connection). But be forewarned, you'll have to carry your luggage up and down a fair amount of stairs.  Follow the signs in the terminal to the Airtain, board and travel to the Howard Beach Station, where you connect to the A Train on the subway system.  Once on the subway, West 4th St is the stop nearest NYU/Washington Square.

For a map of the NY Subway system:  http://web.mta.info/nyct/maps/subwaymap.pdf

BY CAR SERVICE

For folk travelling together or who require a vehicle larger than a regular car, this can be competitive with taxi rates.  Carmel Car & Limo Service or Dial 7 Car & Limo Service offer reliable service.

 

From Newark Airport to Manhattan

 

BY TAXI

Fares to and from Manhattan locations are metered, and tolls are added: total cost will run from approximately $50 to 75  depending on traffic and travel time (35 minutes optimal, 90 minutes at peak hour). There are signs that will direct you to the taxi stands outside every terminal in the airport.  At the curbside queue/line, an attendant should be there to answer any questions

 

BY AIR TRAIN

The Air Train from Newark terminals to a station on the airport perimeter offers connecting service to NJ Transit and Amtrak trains to Manhattan. Service is frequent, and during business hours is usually quicker than taking a cab or bus.  The $11.55 one way fare will bring you from to Penn Station (32nd St).  From there you’ll need to take the subway to NYU/Washington Square area (nearest stop is West 4th Street on the “A” line).

BY AIRPORT SHUTTLE

Newark Liberty Airport Express shuttles leave every 15-30 minutes for midtown Manhattan and every 2 hours to downtown Manhattan (from 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.).  One-way fare is $16 and round-trip tickets are $28.  You can choose to disembark at Grand Central, the Port Authority (42nd Street) or, best, Penn Station (for subway connections from Penn, see above). The ride typically takes about an hour, or a bit more during peak traffic.

 

LaGuardia Airport to Mahattan

 

BY TAXI

Fares are metered, and typically run around $50.  To NYU/Washington Square area, the ride will be 30 minutes in optimal traffic, and around 90 minutes at rush hour.

 

BY AIRPORT SHUTTLE

There are several services: ask to the Ground Transportation desk for information on these and for where to catch shuttles.  As an example, NYC Airporter charges $15 one-way and $28 round-trip. Stops include Penn Station. For subway to NYU/Washington Square area from Penn, take the A train to West 4th Street.

 

BY CAR SERVICE

Carmel Car & Limo Service or Dial 7 Car & Limo Service offer pre-arranged rides: a more expensive option, but convenient for groups of folk with a lot of bags.

BY SUBWAY

If you don't have a lot of luggage, can handle multiple stairs and a fair amount of walking, and have plenty of time, bus and subway to Manhattan costs $2.75. You’ll need to purchase a Metrocard first and put enough money on it to travel to and from the airport.  Leave the terminal and look for the Q70 Limited (LTD) Bus Stop.  Take this bus to the stop nearest Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave Subway Station. Ask the bus driver to let you know when to get off or just follow everybody else toting luggage.  At the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave Subway Station catch the 7 train to 42nd St/Bryant Park and then transfer to the B or D line to West 4th Street.  Allow at least 90 minutes for this trip.