WUN Workshops and AGM 2017 in Amherst and New York City

This page offers information to help you organise your travel to and from Amherst and New York City including transfer from Amherst to New York on 2 May 2017. For assistance with travel around Amherst or other queries regarding your stay in Amherst please email the local team

Travel to/from NYC 

Hotel ONE UN New York

Please note: the entrance to One UN Hotel, which is given as First Avenue, is in fact about 100 metres up East 44th Street

Please use One United Nations Plaza, 44th Street, Midtown East, New York as the address for navigation. 

JFK Airport
Please see this website for ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to ONE UN New York (including estimated costs). With AirportShuttles.com you can make reservations with local shuttle providers such as SuperShuttle, GO! Airport Shuttle and more. 

A taxi ride from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to ONE UN New York - Millennium will take around 21 minutes (depending on traffic). One-Way from: $55 - $70 USD. 

LaGuardia Airport
Please see this page for the best ways to get from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan. 

Newark International Airport
Please see this page for the best ways to get from Newark International Airport To Manhattan. 

Bus Service to and from all airports
NYC Airporter provides budget transportation to and from LaGuardia airport to Manhattan, Manhattan to LGA and to Manhattan hotels between 23rd & 63rd streets. They also provide transportation from LGA to JFK and Newark Airports and Penn Station, Grand Central and the Port Authority Bus terminal in Manhattan.

Travel to/from Amherst

From Airports to Hotel UMass at UMass Amherst

Travel times to UMass Amherst from Airports From Hartford Bradley Airport: 45 minutes to 1 hour
From Boston Logan Airport: 2-3 hours
From NYC JFK Airport: 3-4 hours

From Hartford Bradley, Boston Logan, or NYC area airports (JFK, Newark, or LaGuardia), we recommend the Valley Transporter.
You can book and find more information (including costs) on the Valley Transporter website
When selecting your drop off/pick up location Hotel UMass is listed as "Campus Center Hotel", please make your selection accordingly.

You may also consider reserving one of the car services listed below. 

Advanced reservation is highly recommended. 

If you are interested in renting a car, please visit the website of the airport at which you are arriving.

From UMass Amherst to New York City

Total travel time: Approximately 5-6 hours

Amtrak runs trains regularly from Springfield, MA (about 1 hour from UMass Amherst) to New York City Penn Station.

1. UMass Amherst to Amtrak Train in Springfield, MA
To get from UMass Amherst to the Amtrak Train service in Springfield, you may take a taxi from Hotel UMass (contact UMass Conference Services for more information). Alternatively you may want to coordinate a car service for a group in advance (see list above).
Travel time is approximately 1 hour. Cost is approximately $70 for a taxi.

2. Amtrak Train from Springfield to New York City Penn Station
On May 2, Amtrak train times of departures to New York City Penn Station are 5:50AM and 2:50PM for non-stop trains; 6:40AM, 10AM, 4:05PM, and 6:55PM for trains with one stop or transfer. Travel time is approximately 4 hours. Costs range from US$37-71.

We highly recommend making advanced reservations with Amtrak. Visit the Amtrak website for more information and to purchase tickets ahead of time. 
You may also purchase tickets at the train station. Amtrak train service times, availability, and costs are subject to change. Please check the Amtrak website directly when making your travel plans. When searching for trains from Springfield to New York City, use the codes “SPG” for Springfield, MA (not Springfield, IL) and “NYP” for New York City Penn Station.

3. New York City Penn Station to ONE UN New York Hotel
When you arrive at Penn Station in New York City, take a taxi to ONE UN New York Hotel at 1 United Nations Plaza (212) 758-1234. Travel time is approximately ½ hour. Rates may vary, but expect $10-15.

Please download this PDF to print your travel Information from airports to Hotel UMass at UMass Amherst, and from UMass Amherst to New York City. 

For assistance with travel around Amherst or other queries regarding your stay in Amherst please email the local team