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Transportation to the Wellington Hotel

October 17th, 2019 Hotel News & Events


There are numerous transportation options to reach The Wellington Hotel —including car services, taxis, limousines, AirTrain, subways, and/or shuttle buses—depending on where you’re coming from. If you plan to take the subway, make sure to check our blog post on navigating the subway. 

From the Three Major NYC Airports

1. John F. Kennedy International Airport

Public Transportation: The AirTrain shuttle from JFK is about $7.75 per person, which includes the MTA ticket for the subway portion of the ride. Get off the AirTrain at the Sutphin Boulevard Station or the Jamaica Station. Take the E train towards Manhattan and get off at the Seventh Avenue stop (at 53rd Street) and walk just two blocks north towards Central Park to The Wellington Hotel. At the Jamaica Station you can also take the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station (this is a little longer route to The Wellington Hotel because you then have to take the E, N or R train from Penn Station to Seventh Avenue and 53rd or 55th Street).

Taxi: A taxi from JFK directly to The Wellington Hotel is a flat fare of $52.50 plus tolls and tip. Most taxis take a maximum of four people, possibly less, depending on the amount of luggage. There are a limited number of NYC minivan taxis that will accommodate up to five people.

2. Newark Liberty International Airport

Public Transportation: From Newark Liberty Airport you can take the AirTrain to Penn Station (New York) and then a taxi, subway (E, N, R or Q northbound) or bus (20 from the Eighth Avenue side of Penn Station) to 56th Street and walk two short blocks to Seventh Avenue and The Wellington Hotel. The cost of AirTrain Newark depends on your travel preferences. When you buy a NJ Transit or Amtrak ticket to or from Newark Liberty International Airport Station, the ticket costs about $20 and includes the cost of the AirTrain Newark ticket, which is $5.50. There is no AirTrain access fee for children under 11.

The subway or bus from Penn Station is $2.75 per person. You can buy a MetroCard in Penn Station for use on all subways and buses. You can also use coins on buses (but not subways), but you must have the exact $2.75 fare as no change is given.

Taxi: You can take a taxi directly to The Wellington Hotel. The fare will be the meter charge plus tip, round trip tolls and a surcharge. The total could easily be $110 for a maximum of four people depending on luggage.

3. LaGuardia Airport

Taxi: The taxi fare from LaGuardia to Midtown is about $25-$40 plus tip and toll for a maximum of four people depending on luggage. This is not a flat fare; it is a metered fare and can vary greatly depending on traffic. Tip and tolls are additional.

NOTE: Please be sure you take a yellow NYC taxi only and be sure to ask the driver for a receipt (just in case you leave something in the car). You can arrange a limousine or private car transfer in advance by emailing wellington@cityexperts.com. Be sure to include your name, the airport, the flight number and arrival time and the number of people and pieces of luggage. All prices are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed until booked and confirmed. The amount of luggage will determine the number of people that can be accommodated in a single taxi.

From Port Authority Bus Terminal

We recommend traveling via the subway on the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E train from 42 Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 7th Avenue/53rd Street. Once you arrive at the station, walk 2 blocks north to reach the hotel. This is your least expensive option at $2.75 for a single ride MetroCard, and it will take about 5 minutes, depending on subway schedules. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or ridesharing service directly to the hotel. This is the fastest option at about 2 minutes. Or, you can embrace your inner native New Yorker and walk the 10+ blocks north on 7th Avenue. That option will take you about 20 minutes.

From Grand Central Terminal

Via the subway, take the uptown bound 4, 5, or 6 train from Grand Central Terminal to 7th Avenue/53rd Street. Once you arrive at the station, walk 2 blocks north to reach the hotel. This is your least expensive option at $2.75 for a single ride MetroCard, and it will take about 5 minutes, depending on subway schedules. Alternatively, you can take a taxi or ridesharing service directly to the hotel. This is the fastest option at about 2 minutes. Or, you can embrace your inner native New Yorker and walk the 10+ blocks north on 7th Avenue. That option will take you about 20 minutes.

From Hoboken or Jersey City (using the PATH Train)

If you’re coming to The Wellington via PATH Train from Hoboken or Jersey City, get off at the New York Penn Station stop. NOTE: there is also a Newark Penn Station stop. The two stops can sound very similar when they’re announced over the often-garbled train intercoms. Stay alert! Once you arrive at New York Penn Station follow the directions above.

From another part of NYC (using an MTA bus or subway or a ridesharing app)

We also welcome locals staying at the hotel for a special event, as well as those enjoying an NYC “staycation” or visiting us for any other reason. If you’re traveling to The Wellington via MTA subway, look out for theses stops, which are nearest to the hotel: 7th Ave/56th Street, 7th Ave/W 57th Street, 57th Street. These MTA bus routes pass through midtown, near The Wellington: M5, M57, M104, M20. For more information, visit https://new.mta.info. Of course, using a rideshare app like Lyft or Uber is also a good option when traveling here. Our address is 871 Seventh Avenue at 55th Street.

We look forward to seeing you at The Wellington Hotel!