Transportation

Location
New York, NY
Undergrads
7,154
Tuition (in-state)
$13,190 ($4,790)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Transportation: There are plenty of transportation options on campus being that we are in the city.

4 College Senior

Transportation: I walk to school evryday, everything is so close together there is no need for a car. unless you want to venture out of the school busses and walking is fine and very cheap, i do have my car when I want to go out with friends or buy groceries.

4 College Senior

Transportation: We have a subway, buses, trains and shuttles to get you where you need to go. Of course provided by nyc and not the school. subways will run late and not having a student metro card is annoying especially getting down to your internship

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Living in New York, there's always a way to get around.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: plenty of public transportation but it comes out of your pocket the school doesnt help you pay for it.

1 person found this useful Report
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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 3rd
    Most Easily Accessible Town
  • 810th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 1387th
    Best Car Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Babson
Hometown
Charlotte, NC
Major
Fashion Merchandising Management
Grad Year
2013
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There are several forms of transportation in New York City, which can potentially be cheaper than owning and maintaining your own car. MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) offers a bus and subway system, and there is also the most obvious form of transportation: taxis. However, the most important form of transportation in New York City is your own two feet! This is a walking city, with most of New York being flat and perfect for strolling around. It can be the cheapest and sometimes fastest form of transportation. Walking is a perfect way to explore New York City.

New York City also has access to the Long Island Rail Road and the New Jersey Transit, with connections at Penn Station and the Metro-North Railroad, with connections at Grand Central Station.

 

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Bus
  • Subway
  • Taxi
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs between $45 and $80, depending on where you leave from in Manhattan.
  • Super Shuttle
  • To JFK, take the LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) to Jamaica Station then transfer to the Airtrain to JFK.
  • To LGA, take the N or W subway train uptown to Astoria Boulevard, then transfer to the M60 bus.
  • To Newark, take the NJ Transit train from Penn Station.
Local Taxi Services
There are more than 13,000 taxis in service at one time in New York City.
Did You Know?
There are currently 468 subway stations in operation, covering more than 800 miles of track.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

Offers a complete system of ways for New Yorkers to get around the city.

(212) 878-7000

347 Madison Ave. #B

www.mta.info

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Newark Liberty International Airport

1 Hotel Rd., Newark, NJ

(973) 961-6000

www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html

LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

Ditmars Boulevard and 94th Street, Queens

(718) 533-3400

www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html

JFK International Airport

JFK Expy & S. Cargo Rd., Jamaica

(718) 244-4444

www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

The Port Authority

625 8th Ave.

(212) 971-6300

www.greyhound.com

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak Penn Station

234 W. 31st St. (Eighth Avenue between 31st and 33rd streets)

(800) 872-7245

www.amtrak.com

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 54 responses

  • 31% Nonexistent.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 15% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 35% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 17% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 54 responses

  • 31% You can't have a car here.
  • 61% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 6% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 2% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 54 responses

  • 0% Very difficult.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 13% Fairly easy.
  • 87% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 53 responses

Non-applicable
Free
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 53 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 52 responses

Non-applicable
Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing
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