International Educational Conference

Transportation and Lodging

Travel from nearby airports
  •  JFK: The least expensive way of getting to NYU from JFK Airport is to take the New York Service Express Bus ( to the Port Authority at 8th Avenue and 42nd Street ($15), from which you must then take a taxi to Union Square at an additional cost of about $14. You may wish to take a taxi directly from the airport to your residence for a fixed fee of $45 (plus a minimum of a $5 tip and tolls) since it is the most expeditious way of traveling, especially if you have a lot of luggage.  If you share the taxi with one or more companions, moreover, it is cheaper than the bus.  
  • LaGuardia: Should you arrive at LaGuardia Airport, you can either take a taxi from the airport (about $30) or the New York Service Express Bus to 8th Avenue and 42nd Street ($12) and then a taxi to Union Square.  
  • Newark: If you come into Newark Airport, do not take a taxi directly to Manhattan; the cost is prohibitively expensive.  Take the Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus ($15) to the Port Authority in Manhattan and then take a taxi to 246 Greene Street; the cost of the taxi should be about $15.  One of the other options that you may wish to take from any of the airports is the Super Shuttle, which will take you directly to 246 Greene Street at a cost of approximately $20.  
  • Many other travel options from the airports are listed on the following website:



  • Hilton Hotel

39 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York, USA 10013 

Tel: 1-212-966-4091  Fax: 1-212-966-4092


A few from a New York Times article on good, inexpensive hotels:

  • Gershwin Hotel, (but I also found this on the "hostel" let's just say it's in between)

7 East 27th Street (Fifth and Madison Avenues), 


Hotel-cum-hostel popular with young Europeans; ranges from bunkers to suites; dorms or rooms.


  • Off SoHo Suites Hotel, 

11 Rivington Street (Bowery and Chrystie Streets), 


Economy rooms (sharing kitchen and bath with another room); suites. Euro-style suites between SoHo and the Lower East Side.


  • Chelsea Hotel, 

222 West 23rd Street (Seventh and Eighth Avenues), 


The storied bohemian landmark.




  • Chelsea International Hostel

251 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-0010

  • American Dream Hostel

168 East 24th St # 1
New York, NY 10010
(212) 260-9779