Travel & Lodging
The Afghan-American Conference will take place at New York University, where we have arranged for reduced room rates for conference attendees. Below you will find our recommended travel and lodging arrangements.
LaGuardia (LGA) is the best airport to fly into. However, you also have the option of flying into John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
From Airports to NYU
When arriving at a NYC airport and looking for a taxi, make sure to look for an official taxi stand outside your terminal where you will be given the next available NYC yellow cab. Official drivers do not stand inside the terminal nor ask if you need a cab. The taxi stand dispatcher will help you get a taxi. You can pay a taxi driver with cash or credit/debit card upon arrival. All NYC taxis now have a debit card swipe machine with tip options.
LaGuardia (LGA) Airport to NYU
Taxi and van service is available at LaGuardia. Taxi service is available in front of all terminals. You can call 1 (800)-AIR-RIDE for information on authorized transportation services. LaGuardia fares range from $32 to $37.00 depending on traffic and does not include tolls or tip.
Take the M60 bus to Astoria Blvd and take the N or Q train Downtown towards Manhattan/Brooklyn and exit at 8th Street NYU
John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport to NYU
Taxis are available at every terminal. There is a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi. There is a Flat Fare program for trips from JFK International Airport to Manhattan. The flat fare is $52.00 plus any tolls. This does not include tip.
Get on AirTrain ($5) and take it to Howard Beach and then get on the A train Manhattan Bound ($2.75). Get off at West 4th Street
Newark Airport to NYU
Taxis are available at every terminal. There is a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi. All fares include tolls into Manhattan. The dispatcher for New Jersey taxis gives you a slip of paper with a flat rate ranging from $50-70 (toll and tip extra), depending on where you're going in Manhattan, so be precise about your destination
Get on AirTrain and take it to Newark liberty Airport Station. Then transfer to NJ Transit to New York Penn Station. Then take the 1 train Downtown to Christopher Street
More updates coming soon.
We have three hotels! We’ve obtained a group rate ($209/night+tax) at three hotels that are within a mile of the conference (10 -15min walking distance). When accepted to the conference, you’ll be provided more information on the hotels and how to book under the AAC group rate. This rate will be held for all AAC participants until 2/23/2018.
Still have questions about getting to New York University? Send us an email!