Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Operated by the New York Convention Center Operation Corporation (NYCCOC), a public benefit corporation, the Javits Center helps drive the economies of New York State and New York City, generating an impressive $1.5 billion in economic activity and supporting 14,000 jobs. Nowhere in the country will you find a more sought-after, state-of-the-art facility—one with the extensive resources, services and staff of elite professionals dedicated to making every trade show, convention and special event a success.
With 840,000 square feet of flexible exhibition space occupying six city blocks along the scenic Hudson River, the facility can accommodate any size event, at any time. It’s no wonder that 35,000 companies choose it as their preferred venue every year. Underscoring its role as the country’s busiest convention center, the Javits Center recently completed a sweeping 5-year, $460 million renovation noted for the construction of the 110,000-square-foot Javits North exhibit hall and installation of the largest green roof in the Northeast. And when you consider that the new Javits Center sits at the nexus of Manhattan’s resurgent, bustling West Side neighborhood, it’s easy to see why whatever’s happening, happens here.
When traveling to the world’s busiest convention center, it’s good to have options. Within New York City, public transportation is always a quick and affordable way to go—and the new 7 Subway line extension across the street from the Javits Center makes the trip even more convenient.
If you’re coming by car or truck, virtually all roads lead to the Javits Center. Plus, there’s plenty of off-site parking within walking distance of the iconic facility. And if you’re looking to burn some calories while blazing a trail to our front door, take advantage of Citi Bike, New York’s new bike sharing system. The NY Waterway is also a convenient and quick way to get to the Javits Center from across the Hudson River, and only one block from the Javits Center.
While there is no parking garages at the Javits Center there are many parking garages throughout the Javits Center vicinity. See the parking tab for locations and phone numbers of convenient parking near us. We are located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets.
From the North (Westchester, Connecticut, Massachusetts)
- 95 South (via the Cross-Bronx Expressway) to the George Washington Bridge. At approach to bridge, bear right to lower level. Exit at the last exit in New York–Parkway South–9A. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway) to 42nd Street. Turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
- Saw Mill River Parkway/Henry Hudson Parkway/Route 9A: Follow 9A South to 42nd Street. Turn Left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
- New York State Thruway/Major Deegan Expressway/Route 87: Major Deegan Expressway to George Washington Bridge exit. Stay in right lane towards lower level. Exit at the last exit in New York–Parkway South–9A. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway) to 42nd Street. Turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
From the South (New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, etc.)
- 95 North to the New Jersey Turnpike. Exit at the Lincoln Tunnel. When exiting the tunnel, bear left. Follow signs for uptown or northbound to 42nd Street. Turn left onto 42nd Street until you reach 11th Avenue and turn left.
- George Washington Bridge to Parkway South– 9A. At 42nd Street, turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
From Queens and Long Island
- Queens-Midtown Tunnel: Take Southbound or Downtown exit to 34th Street and turn right. Go west and turn right on 11th Avenue.
- Queensboro/59th Street Bridge: Take 60/61st Street Exit. Go to 5th Avenue alongside Central Park to 59th Street. Turn right onto 59th Street to 7th Avenue and turn left. Go two blocks to 57th Street and turn right. Follow 57th Street to 11th Avenue and turn left. The Center is between 34th and 38th streets.
From Staten Island
- Verrazano-Narrows Bridge eastbound to the Gowanus Expressway, to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Exit westbound to the West Side Highway/12th Avenue. At 34th Street, turn right. Go one block to 11th Avenue and take a left.
TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT
The New York metropolitan area is serviced by three major airports: JFK International, Newark International and LaGuardia Airport.
Travel time by taxi from the airports to midtown Manhattan varies by airport. Travel time from LaGuardia to midtown can take anywhere from 25-40 minutes. JFK can take anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour and Newark 40 to 60 minutes.
- JFK International Airport: To and from JFK and any location in Manhattan is a flat fare of $52 (tolls, surcharges of $0.50, $0.30 and tip are extra). To and from JFK and other locations will be charged as metered fares.
- Newark International Airport: The fare is metered and ranges from $50-$75 (tolls, $17.50 Newark surcharge and tip are extra). During weekday rush hours (6–9am and 4–7pm) and on weekends (Saturday–Sunday, 12pm–8pm), there is a $5 surcharge for travel to anywhere in New York State except Staten Island.
- LaGuardia Airport: The fare is metered and can be anywhere from $29-$37 (tolls, surcharges and tip are extra).
Please keep in mind that the public transportation fare is $2.75. The subways accept MetroCards. Buses accept MetroCards and exact change fares. With MetroCards you can transfer from subway to bus and bus to subway for one fare. MetroCards are available at subway stations and local stores.
The following train stops at 34th Street/Hudson Yards:
- 11th Avenue Subway: 7 Line
The following trains stop at 34th Street/Penn Station:
- New Jersey Transit
- The Long Island Rail Road
- 8th Avenue Subway: To A, C and E Line
- 7th Avenue Subway: To 1, 2 and 3 Line
- 6th Avenue Subway: To B , D, F, M, N, Q and R Line (Note – B Line does not run on weekends)
The following trains stop at 42nd Street/Times Square (Broadway):
- 8th Avenue: To A, C and E Line
- 7th Avenue: To 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, 7 and S Line
- 6th Avenue: To B , D, F and M Line (Note – B Line does not run on weekends)
The following trains stop at Grand Central Station at 42nd Street at Lexington
- Lexington Avenue Subway: To 4, 5, 6, 7 and S Line
- Metro North Railroad
- M12 bus: Runs along 11th Avenue from Columbus Circle to the West Village. Stops on 11th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street.
- M34 cross town bus: Runs east/west on 34th Street. Stops on 11th Avenue outside the Javits Center and at Penn Station. The M34 bus requires passengers to use pre-boarding fare collection machines before boarding the bus. These machines are designed to speed up the loading process. Pay your fare at a fare collection machine at the Select Bus Service bus stop. There are two types of fare collection machines that accept fares and issue receipts. You must pay with a Metrocard at the MetroCard Fare Collector or pay with $2.75 in coins at Coin Fare Collector. You MUST pay at one of these machines and get a proof-of-payment receipt before boarding the bus. Keep your receipt for the duration of your trip.
- M42 cross town bus: Runs east/west on 42nd street. Public transportation by city bus or subway costs $2.75. The subways accept MetroCards. Buses accept MetroCards and exact change fares (no bills). With MetroCards you can transfer from subway to bus and bus to subway for one fare within a two hour period. MetroCards are available at the nearby stores, subway stations and the Hudson newsstands located in the Javits Center.
- Port Authority: New Jersey Transit and other buses arrive at the Port Authority terminal at 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
The NY Waterway operates a ferry from Weehawken, NJ. In just 8 minutes the ferry takes you across the Hudson River to 39th Street and 12th Avenue, just one block from the Javits Center. Just park at the convenient lot adjacent to the ferry terminal in Weehawken and take a ferry which leaves every 10 – 15 minutes during peak hours.