Travel

Are you coming from out of town? Welcome! WordCamp New York traditionally has visitors from all over the world. Here are all the ways you can get into town. For more information on how to get around once you get here, visit our Transportation page.

Regional Train Service

New York City is a town built on (and over) rails. Here are some train stations served by both long-distance and regional trains service:

Penn Station

Penn Station is served by Amtrak, with connections to the Northeast Corridor (from Washington, DC to Boston) and upstate New York, as well as New Jersey Transit which serves Northern and Central New Jersey, with connections to Philadelphia, PA, Atlantic City, NJ and the Jersey Shore. Penn Station also connects to the Long Island Railroad and to the nearby PATH Train at 33rd Street/6th Avenue, coming from New Jersey.

Location: 33rd street between 7th & 8th Avenues, Manhattan
Directions to Venue: Take the 2 3 to Borough Hall or the A C to Jay St – MetroTech.

Transit Time: 25 minutes

Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal is the terminal point of the Metro-North Railroad, which connects Manhattan to areas just north of the city, including Poughkeepsie, NY and New Haven, CT.

Location: 42nd Street and Park Avenue, Manhattan
Directions to Venue: Take the 4 5 to Borough Hall.

Transit Time: 25 minutes

Atlantic Terminal

The Long Island Railroad, which stops closest to the venue at Atlantic Terminal, connects Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island to Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

Location: Atlantic & Flatbush Avenues, Brooklyn
Directions to Venue: Take the 2 3 4 5 to Borough Hall.

Transit Time: 10 minutes

Regional Airports

New York City is served by three Major Airports:

JFK – John F. Kennedy International Airport

Location: Queens, NYC
Visit JFK airport website

Transit Directions: Take the JFK AirTrain to Howard Beach. Then, catch the A to Jay St – MetroTech.
Transit Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Estimated Taxi Fare: $50 USD each way.
Cab/Driving Time: 30 minutes

LGA – LaGuardia Airport

Location: Queens, NYC
Visit LGA airport website

Transit Directions: Take the MTA Q70 Bus to the Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Avenue Subway, where you can catch the F to Jay St – MetroTech.
Transit Time: 1 hour

Estimated Taxi Fare: $35 USD each way.
Taxi/Driving Time: 25 minutes

EWR – Newark Liberty International Airport*

Location: Newark, New Jersey
Visit Newark airport website

Transit Directions: Take the Newark AirTrain to Newark Airport Station, where you can catch a New Jersey Transit or Amtrak train to Penn Station in Manhattan. From there, catch the 2 3 to Borough Hall or the A C to Jay St – MetroTech.
Transit Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Estimated Taxi Fare: $80 USD each way.
Taxi/Driving Time: 40 minutes

August 2-3, 2014 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge