Transportation

Once you arrive in New York, ground transportation is available via taxi or limousine to the New York Marriott Marquis, our Headquarter Hotel and to the other host hotels.

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Jackson Heights, Queens, NY 11371
www.laguardiaairport.com | 718-533-3400

This is the closest airport to Midtown Manhattan and handles domestic US, Canadian and Caribbean air traffic, with 354,000 flights and 22 million passengers annually. Its four passenger terminals serve more than 476 daily nonstop arrivals/departures. It is on the northern shore of Queens, directly across the East River, about 8 miles from Midtown Manhattan.

Getting to Manhattan from LaGuardia:

  • Taxi: Metered fare: approximately $25–$35, plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 20–30 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. 212-NYC-TAXI
  • Public Bus: $2.50; 45–60 minutes to the Upper West Side via direct service on the M60 bus; for subway connections, board the Queens Q33 bus and disembark at either the 82nd St./Jackson Heights subway station (for 7 subway line) or the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave. subway station (for 7, E, F, M or R subway lines); add an additional 15–20 minutes for subway into Midtown Manhattan
  • Private bus & van companies: $12–$20
  • Higher for private limo car service

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Jamaica, Queens, NY 11430
www.kennedyairport.com | 718-244-4444

JFK handles the most international traffic of any airport in the US—almost 415,000 flights and 46 million passengers annually. About 400 daily nonstop domestic arrivals/departures connect to JFK, and 70 airlines serve its eight passenger terminals.

Getting to Midtown Manhattan from JFK:

  • Taxi: $45 flat fare (flat rate), plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 45–60 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. 212-NYC-TAXI
  • Subway: $7.50 ($5 for the AirTrain from JFK, plus $2.50 for the subway); 60–75 minutes to Midtown Manhattan from the A subway line at the Howard Beach/JFK Airport station or the E, J, Z subway lines and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train at the Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave./JFK Airport station
  • Public Bus: $2.50 (with free transfer to subway line into Manhattan); 60–75 minutes to Midtown on Q10 bus to the Ozone Park/Lefferts Blvd. A train subway station
  • Private bus & van companies: $16–$20
  • Higher for private limo car services

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Newark, NJ 07114
www.newarkairport.com | 888-EWR-INFO

Newark Liberty welcomes more than 411,000 flights and almost 34 million passengers annually. There are more than 40 international and domestic carriers, with more than 423 daily nonstop domestic arrivals/departures. The airport is across the Hudson River from New York City, 16 miles and 45–60 minutes from Midtown Manhattan.

Getting to Midtown Manhattan from Newark Liberty:

  • Taxi: Service to Midtown Manhattan is via New Jersey–regulated taxis. Metered fares range $60–$75 (plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity). During weekday rush hours (6–9am and 4–7pm) and on weekends (Saturday–Sunday, noon–8pm), there is a $5 surcharge to anywhere in New York State, except Staten Island. When traveling to the airport from Midtown Manhattan, service is via New York City’s regulated yellow taxis. Metered fares range $69–$75, plus a $15 surcharge in addition to tolls and gratuity.
  • Private bus & van companies: $16–$20.
  • Higher for private limo car services

Special-Service Needs
New York City is committed to ensuring accessibility for everyone with special needs, and has equipped all buses with lifts for those in wheelchairs and those who have difficulty climbing stairs. In addition, many subway stations contain elevators, ramps, visual display signs, accessible public telephones and tactile and audio features on vending machines. Subways also have automated voices indicating stops, and all buses and select subway stations are wheelchair accessible. Many street-hail taxicabs also accommodate wheelchairs. Passengers with disabilities are eligible for reduced fares on most mass-transit trips. For more information about NYC accessibility, call the City’s hotline (311 or 212-NEW-YORK) or the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (212-788 2830, TTY: 212-788 2838 or go to nyc.gov/mopd) or visit NYC & Company’s website.


Taxis
The City’s yellow fleet of taxicabs is regulated by the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). Taxicabs operate 24 hours, provide door-to-door service and accept cash or credit cards. To hail a taxi, stand at the curb and look for a yellow cab with an illuminated white number on top. Off-duty cabs display the illuminated words “Off Duty” on the same sign. Board and exit the cab curbside.

There is a minimum meter fare of $2.50, and prices increase based on the distance and duration of the trip (assume prices are higher during peak rush-hour traffic). Surcharges apply to the meter price Monday–Friday, 4–8pm and nightly, 8pm–6am. Drivers appreciate a 15–20 percent gratuity at the end of a trip. Bridge and tunnel tolls are extra (and not included in the taxi’s metered fare). For further details, visit nyc.gov/taxi or call the City’s information hotline, 311.


Hotel Shuttle Service
Special shuttle bus transportation will be provided from the Marriott Marquis to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.   Service will begin one hour prior to the start of the Scientific Sessions or morning courses.


Tipping

  • Hotel doorman: $1 for hailing a cab
  • Porters and bellhops: $1–$2 per bag
  • Maids: $1–$2 per day of your visit, or as much as $5 per day
  • Waitstaff and bartenders: 15–20 percent of total bill
  • Taxi drivers: 15–20 percent of total fare
  • Tips for other service personnel, such as theater ushers, tour guides and coat-check staff, are always appreciated One more thing: if you’re having drinks at a bar, bartenders typically expect a $1 tip for every drink they serve you. Later on, when the bar gets crowded, you’ll be glad that the bartender remembers you!
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