Housing & Travel

Here's your guide to reaching NPC17 at the Javits Center — by plane, train, bus, subway, or automobile; traveling within New York City; and reserving lodging at an APA conference hotel.

All NPC17 registrants receive a seven-day, unlimited-ride MetroCard, so getting around New York is a real bargain!

Conference Hotels

APA has arranged discounts at three hotels in New York City. Discounted rates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so book your room early!

  Single Double
Headquarters Hotel
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
1-877-303-0104
$291 $291
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
1-800-325-3535
$289 $289
The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
790 7th Avenue
1-212-581-3300*
*When calling in, use the code: "NPC2017" or "Planners."
$249 $279

Rates shown do not include state and local taxes, currently 14.75 percent plus individual nightly fees or occupancy tax that varies for each hotel. All reservations require a credit-card guarantee. Be sure to identify yourself as an APA attendee when booking your room to ensure you receive our discounted rate and APA receives credit for your stay. Make any changes or cancellation directly with your hotel. Hotel cancellation policies vary.


Getting to the Javits Center

The Javits Center website has comprehensive information about travel to and from the center at 655 W. 34th Street.

From the Airports

New York City is served by three major airports: JFK International (most popular), LaGuardia (closest to Manhattan), and Newark Liberty International (cheaper, in New Jersey). You can take a taxi from any of them.

Airport Travel Time Taxi Fare
(plus tolls, tip, and surcharges)
JFK 45 minutes–1+ hour Flat $52
LaGuardia 25–40 minutes $29–$37
Newark 40–60 minutes $50–$75

You also can book a ride from Supershuttle/Golden Touch Transportation. Phone 800.258.3826 for details and rates.

From JFK

AirTrain JFK connects airport terminals with the Long Island Rail Road and NYC Subway system at the Jamaica and Howard Beach station in Queens. A one-way fare is $5. The MetroCard in your APA packet will not work here. Instead, buy a pay-per-ride MetroCard.

From Newark

AirTrain Newark links the airport to New York City and New Jersey. Tickets are available at the AirTrain stations located in each Newark terminal. The fare is $5.50. On your return trip, you can buy an AirTrain ticket from NJ Transit, PATH, or Amtrak.

Airport Express Shuttles leave Newark for Manhattan every 15–30 minutes. You can find them at the arrival-level bus stops outside Terminals A, B and C.

From LaGuardia

New York's MTA bus system serves LaGuardia. Check out the full MTA bus schedule.

By Amtrak

Acela Express offers hourly, downtown-to-downtown service from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington. Round trips are available between Boston and New York as well. For other cities, visit the Amtrak website.

For other than Acela service, Amtrak offers NPC17 attendees a 10 percent discount off the best available rail fare to New York City between May 3 and May 12.

To get the NPC17 discount, you must book your reservation by phone (Amtrak: 800-872-7245) or through a travel agent. (The discount is not available if you book online.) Refer to Convention Fare Code X45D-962 when making your reservation.

Note: This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. The offer is valid with Sleepers, Business Class, or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Pennsylvania Station is Amtrak's New York terminus. The 6th, 7th, and 8th avenue subway lines run between 34th/Penn Station and the Javits Center. Prefer the bus? Take the M34.

By Suburban Rail

A network of three railroads — the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad, and New Jersey Transit — brings passengers from the suburbs to New York City. Their 20 rail lines converge at Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania Station.

Coming in from New Jersey? The Port Authority Trans-Hudson — PATH — rapid transit system will take you from Newark, Harrison, Hoboken, and Jersey City into Manhattan. PATH trains run 24/7 and take unlimited-ride (but not single-fare) MetroCards. The 33rd Street station is closest to the Javits Center.

By Intercity Bus

The Port Authority Bus Terminal in Times Square is the main gateway for buses coming into Manhattan from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and other New York cities. From Times Square, change to the 7 Subway line to the Javits Center.

By Subway

Use your NPC17 MetroCard!

The new 7 Subway line extension stops across the street from the Javits Center, located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 40th streets. Coming in on another subway line? From Times Square or Grand Central Station, change to the 7. From Penn Station, board the M34 bus. Or jump off at any of those places and grab a cab. Expect to pay $8–$15, depending on the traffic.

Expect subway travel to be considerably faster than on city buses.

By City Bus

Use your NPC17 MetroCard!

The M12 bus runs along 11th Avenue from Columbus Circle and stops on 11th Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets.

The M34 crosstown bus runs on 34th Street. It stops on 11th Avenue outside the Javits Center and at Penn Station.

The M42 crosstown bus runs on 42nd Street.

New Jersey Transit and other intercity buses arrive at the Port Authority Terminal at 42nd Street between 8th and 9th avenues.

Expect travel on city buses to be considerably slower than on the subway.

By Car

The Javits Center website has detailed driving directions to the Javits Center from the north, south, and other NYC boroughs.


Getting Around Town

Public Transit

Use your NPC17 MetroCard!

Most of New York City's transit system runs 24/7.

Subway

The New York subway system has 468 stations. To get where you're going, plan your route ahead of time. See this New York City Subway Map. Stations also have a Customer Information Center bulletin board near the main booth. You'll find a subway map and train schedules there.

Swipe your MetroCard through the slot in the top of the turnstile and walk through when the turnstile screen says GO. Follow the signs for the subway route you want to take.

The front and side of every train displays the route number or letter. Be sure to confirm the route number before you get on. Don't get on an express train unless you know it stops where you want to get off.

Traveling at off hours? MTA recommends the Off-Hour Waiting Area, marked with a yellow sign, where the station agent can see you. Look for black-and-yellow signs showing you where on the platform to board.

Bus

Your NPC17 MetroCard includes all transfers free of charge, but it doesn't work on express buses. The fare on those buses is $5.50, double the usual rate.

Bus stops are located at street corners and have a tall, round sign with a bus emblem and route number. Be sure to confirm the route number before you board. Many stops post a route map and bus schedule.

As you board, dip your card into the fare box directly in front of you. The fare will be deducted automatically, and your MetroCard will pop back out.

Buses stop every two or three blocks. Out late? With Request-A-Stop, you can ask your bus operator to let you off at other locations along the route between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Taxi

Taxis can carry up to four passengers: three in back and one in front. Tell the driver where to go; it helps to know the cross streets. See the Manhattan Address Locator.

Fares begin at $2.50 and increase $0.40 every 1/5 mile. A $1 peak-hour surcharge applies weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m. A $0.50 nighttime surcharge applies from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. A 10 to 20 percent tip is customary.

Bike

Citi Bike, New York's bikesharing system, has a station at the Javits Center — 34th Street at 11th Avenue. A 24-hour pass is $9.95.


Local Links

MTA

Javits Center

NYC Tourist

NYC Visitors