We have arranged through Gray Line New York and Express Shuttle Tours for easy transfer from NY's 3 major airports directly to the NY Hilton.  In your convention registration packet that will arrive later this year there will be transportation vouchers entitling you to special "convention rates" on these shuttles.  If you will be traveling in a large group reservations are required and arrangements can be made for private vans, minibuses or motor coaches.

The shuttles operate daily 7:00 am to 11:30 pm from JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports. Immediate arrangements can be made at the AIRPORT GROUND TRANSPORTATION DESK or dial 24 at the GRAY LINE AIR SHUTTLE courtesy phone in the baggage claim area. Operates daily from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm to the airports.  
The cost per person is :

Roundtrip from JFK or Newark

Roundtrip from LaGuardia



JFK Terminal


Of course there is the taxicab...but there is also the MTA New York Transit subway, which connects 4 out of the city's 5 boroughs.  It runs 24 hours, 7 days a week, but not all trains run at all times.

No matter how far you ride, subway, local bus, and Staten Island Railway base fare is $1.50, payable by MetroCard or token.  Only MetroCard allows one free transfer from subway to bus or bus to bus in a two0hour period.  Bus fare boxes accept only MetroCard, tokens, or exact change (no bills or pennies).  The MetroCard is sold at all subway stations and 3,500 stores throughout the city.

There are 2 kinds of fare cards, that you can use to pay for rides on subways and buses: (1) Unlimited Ride - $4 for 1 day (the "Fun Pass") and $17 for 7 consecutive days. (2) Pay-Per-Ride - sold in amounts from $3 to $80.  Rides cost 10% less when you by Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard worth $15 or more.


Signs outside stations have colored circles showing line letters or numbers of trains that stop there (subway map - click here). After you pay your fare and swipe through the turnstile, follow signs for the line you want.  At the platform edge, overhead signs indicate which trains stop there, destinations, and hours of operation.  If there are any temporary changes in service, red and white notices are posted in the turnstile area and on platform pillars.

MetroCard graphic

Photo of Subway

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