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5 College Freshman

Transportation: It's about a three minute walk to the nearest subway.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: School is a good 16 block walk away from the dorms so transportation is really quite simple…walk. If you are ever late there is always a taxi but after a few rides that becomes extremely expensive.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Subways buses and taxis readily available

5 College Student

Transportation: My school is in Manhattan therefore I have the trains,subways, taxis and could even possibly take the air shuttle to JFK.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The walk to school sometimes make me not want to go to school... but the walks are always lovely.


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There are four main forms of transportation in NYC: the subway, buses, taxis, and walking. Because the island is so small, getting places is a cinch.

Both the subway and MTA buses require a Metro card, which costs about $2.50 a ride. Taxis are more expensive, but you can get almost anywhere in Manhattan for $20—split that with a few people and you sometimes end up spending less than you would for a subway ride! Walking is always free, and there is always something to look at. So grab your iPod and put on some cute walking shoes.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Subway
  • Buses
  • Taxi
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Use the Super Shuttle; it is a shared van ride that costs between $15 and $25. It's way cheaper than a cab and way faster than the subway.
Local Taxi Services
All you have to do is hold out your arm and-BAM-you've got a taxi.
Did You Know?
  • It is illegal for taxis to give you a ride if their card reader is not working.
  • Taxi drivers expect tips.
  • There are undercover cops in the subway-always pay for your rides!

Public TransitWhat's This?

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

(212) 532-4900

347 Madison Ave. #8

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Newark Liberty International Airport

1 Hotel Rd., Newark, NJ

(973) 961-6000

LaGuardia Airport

10205 Ditmars Blvd.

(718) 533-3400

John F. Kennedy International Airport

JFK Expy and S. Cargo Rd., Jamaica

(718) 244-4444

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


625 Eighth Ave.

(212) 971-6300

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Penn Station

234 W. 31st St.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 44 responses

  • 16% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 5% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 5% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 75% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 0% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 5% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 57% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 39% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 16 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 16 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 16 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 43 responses

  • 67% Very easy.
  • 33% Fairly easy.
  • 0% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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