There are two major international airports near New Brunswick, NJ: Newark International Airport (EWR) located in New Jersey and John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport located in New York. Students also sometimes fly into La Guardia Airport (LGA), a smaller airport also located in New York City. You may choose to fly into any airport, but we strongly suggest you fly into Newark International Airport, as it is much closer and students have said it is much more convenient than flying into JFK or LGA.
Getting to Campus from Newark Airport
From Newark Airport, the easiest and cheapest way to get to New Brunswick is to take the train. An air link train from Newark Airport will take you right to the New Jersey Transit Newark Airport train station. You will then take the New Jersey Transit “NE Corridor” train destined for Trenton, NJ, which stops in New Brunswick. (You should purchase a one-way ticket before boarding the train, as tickets purchased on the train are more expensive. NJ Transit tickets can be purchased in Newark Airport before heading up the escalator to the air link train.) You can view the NJ Transit train schedule and ticket information at the following address: http://www.njtransit.com/
A more expensive option is to take the Olympic Airporter from Newark Airport, which will take you to the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick. From East Brunswick, you would need to take a taxi to the Rutgers Study Abroad Office. Be sure to visit the Olympic Airporter web site to arrange service in advance, their web site is: http://olympic-limo.com/index.html. From the hotel in East Brunswick, call a taxi to get to your local destination (the hotel can provide you with a number). It is customary to tip the van driver $1 per bag and to tip the taxi driver 15% of the fare.
Students can take a taxi from Newark Airport to Rutgers University, however if you are traveling by yourself, it will cost approximately $50.
Getting to Campus from JFK Airport
Bus: Take the New York Airport Service Express Bus from JFK to the Port Authority bus terminal in Manhattan (cost is about $15). Then take a Suburban Transit bus from the Port Authority to downtown New Brunswick. The bus departs on a regular schedule and costs about $10. Take a taxi from the New Brunswick bus stop to the Rutgers Study Abroad Office. (Taxi office is across the street from the bus stop, behind the train station.)
Bus/Train: Take either the Super Shuttle or the New York Airport Service Express Bus from JFK to New York Penn Station at 34th St. and 7th Ave. (cost is about $20). Then take a New Jersey Transit train, which departs on a regular schedule from Penn Station for New Brunswick (on the "Northeast Corridor" line). Cost is about $11. From the New Brunswick train station, take a taxi to your local destination. (The taxi office is just behind the New Brunswick train station.)
Alternatively you can take the JFK AirTrain to Jamaica station. At Jamaica station transfer to the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station (you can also take the E subway, but this takes longer). From here follow the above instructions to New Brunswick.
More info can be found here: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html
And here: http://www.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm
Airport Van: The "Olympic Airporter" van charges about $50 from JFK to the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick, which is about 4 miles from downtown New Brunswick. Advanced reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online at http://olympic-limo.com/index.html. From the hotel in East Brunswick, call a taxi to get to your local destination (the hotel can provide you with a number).
It is customary to tip the van driver $1 per bag and to tip the taxi driver 15% of the fare.
If you have questions or concerns about your arrival, or are planning on flying into a different airport, please contact our office and we’ll be happy to help!