There are four major airports accessible from Rutgers–New Brunswick and RBHS.
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
- LaGuardia Airport
- Newark Liberty International Airport
- Philadelphia International Airport
We suggest you fly into Newark Liberty International Airport. It is faster, less expensive, and easier to get to New Brunswick from the Newark airport than from the other area airports.
There are many options for ground transportation from the airport to campus, including car services (taxis, Lyft/Uber, private car service), shuttle buses, subways, and trains. Advanced reservation for airport van services are strongly suggested.
Students are also encouraged to download mobile map apps such as Apple or Google maps to help track their location, public bus and train schedules, and directions.
In the event of unavailable wifi or internet connect, students are encouraged to print/write down their address destination onto a paper and pack it in their carry-on. The address should be written in English.
Public Transportation Choices from Newark Liberty Airport +
Take the "Airtrain" directly from your arrival terminal to the Airport Train Station, where you can connect with a New Jersey Transit train to New Brunswick (cost is about $15). The train to New Brunswick leaves regularly. There is a taxi office behind the New Brunswick train station if you need a ride to your local destination.
The “Olympic Airporter” van charges approximately $26 from Newark Liberty Airport to the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick, which is about four miles from downtown New Brunswick. Advanced reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online at http://olympic-limo.com/ or by phone (1-800-822-9797). From the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick, you can call for a taxi or use a ride-sharing app such as Uber or Lyft to get to your local destination. It is customary to tip the van driver at least $1 per bag and the taxi driver 15 percent of the fare.
Public Transportation Choices from JFK Airport +
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 $16. Take a taxi from the New Brunswick bus stop to your local destination. (The taxi office is across the street from the bus stop, behind the train station.)
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 Avenue—the cost is about $25. 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 $14. From the New Brunswick train station, take a taxi to your local destination. (The taxi office is just behind the New Brunswick train station.)
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/ or by phone (1-800-822-9797). From the hotel in East Brunswick, call a taxi or use a ride-sharing app such as Uber or Lyft to get to your local destination. It is customary to tip the van driver at least $1 per bag and to tip the taxi driver 15 percent of the fare.
For more information: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-ground-transportation.html
Private Transportation Choices +
You can hire a private limousine, taxi at Ground Transportation at either JFK or Newark Airport, but we do not recommend you do this unless you are prepared to spend around $100 (or more) for the ride, depending on distance, time of day and level of service. (Taxis are generally used in the U.S. only to travel relatively short distances within a city, not to get from one city to another.) If you do choose to hire a private taxi, be sure to settle on a price with the driver before the ride. Tipping 15 percent is customary.
You can also request ridesharing services like Lyft or Uber. Fare from Newark International Airport to New Brunswick ranges $35-$100, depending on the time, availability, and car type. Fare from JFK Airport to New Brunswick begins at around $150 and can go up to $400 based on time, availability, and car type.