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Directions and Area Hotels | St. John’s University

Address

St. John’s University 8000 Utopia Parkway Queens, NY 11439 718-990-2000 GPS: 40.721378, -73.790375

Directions

By Car

Directions From Manhattan Take the Queens Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway, exit at Utopia Parkway. Stay on the service road to Utopia Parkway and turn right. Follow Utopia Parkway to Union turnpike; the campus is on the right.

Directions From BrooklynOption One Take the Belt Parkway (East) to the Van Wyck Expressway (678 N.), exit at Main Street/Union Turnpike. Proceed to the third traffic light and make a right onto the Grand Central Parkway service road. Go left on Utopia Parkway (at fourth traffic light) and proceed to the campus.

Option Two Take the Jackie Robinson Parkway (East) to the Grand Central Parkway (East); exit at Utopia Parkway, and make a left on to the campus.

Directions From the BronxOption One Take the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Clearview Expressway. Take exit 2 and make a right onto Union Turnpike. Make a left onto Utopia Parkway; proceed to main gate (1) and make a right onto the campus.

Option Two Take the Triboro Bridge to the Grand Central Parkway. Exit at Utopia Parkway. Turn left at the light and left onto the campus.

Directions From Long Island (North)Option One Take the Northern State Parkway to the Grand Central Parkway, exit at 188th Street. Turn left at the light, and make an immediate right onto the service road. Follow the service road to Utopia Parkway; bear right to campus.

Option Two Take the Long Island Expressway and exit at Utopia Parkway. Make a left on Utopia Parkway and proceed to Union Turnpike. The campus is on the right.

Directions From Long Island (South) Take the Southern State Parkway to the Cross Island Parkway. Proceed to the Grand Central Parkway (West), and exit at 188th Street. Turn left at the light, and make an immediate right onto the service road. Follow the service road to Utopia Parkway and bear right to campus.

Directions From Connecticut (North) Follow I-95 South to the Bruckner Expressway toward the Throgs Neck Bridge. Cross the bridge to the Clearview Expressway. Take exit 2 from the Clearview and make a right onto Union Turnpike. Make a left onto Utopia Parkway; proceed to main gate (1) and make a right onto campus.

Directions From New Jersey Take I-95 North or I-80 East to the George Washington Bridge. Cross the bridge and take the Cross Bronx Expressway to I-295 to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow directions above from Bronx (Option One).

Parking Rules and Regulations View the parking program page for more information on:

  • How to apply for a permit
  • Where to park
  • Enforcement and fines
  • Definitions

By Air

Directions from La Guardia Airport Take the Grand Central Parkway East (toward Long Island). Exit at Utopia Parkway, turn left at the light and left onto the campus (a 15 minute drive).

Directions from Kennedy Airport Take the Van Wyck Expressway to the Main Street/Union Turnpike, exit. Proceed to the third traffic light and make a right onto the Grand Central Parkway service road. Make a left on Utopia Parkway (at the fourth traffic light) and enter the campus (a 15-20 minute drive).

Public Transportation

The Express Bus Schedule

Directions from I.N.D. Subways E Train Take train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike station. Take Q-46 bus to Union Turnpike and Utopia Parkway.

Directions from F Train Take train to 169th Street station. Take Q-30 or Q-31 bus to St. John’s University main gate on Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue.

Directions from I.R.T. Subway, 7 Train Take train to Main Street, Flushing. Take Q-17 bus to Utopia Parkway and the Long Island Expressway. Transfer to the Q-30 or Q-31 bus to St. John’s University main gate on Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue.

Directions from Long Island Railroad (L.I.R.R.) Take L.I.R.R. to Jamaica Station. Take the Q-30 bus to St. John’s University main gate on Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue.

Parking

  • Guests are permitted to park on campus. Please enter through Gates 2 and 3 on Utopia Parkway or for drop offs, through Gate 4 on Union Turnpike.
  • Additional parking is available in the campus garages. Entrance is off of Union Turnpike.
  • Please allow ample time to find parking.
  • If parking on our neighborhood streets, please be sure to follow local NYC parking regulations where applicable.
  • Download the campus map.

Area Hotels

Interested in staying in Manhattan?

Intercontinental New York Barclay 111 E 48th Street- New York, NY 10017 212.755.5900(Click here for direct access to the booking link, using the SJU Corporate ID 100217306 for a discounted rate.)

For additional hotel options and rates, please visit ClubQuartersHotels.com and select the hotel of your choice. The available rate for the indicated time frame will be displayed.

Interested in staying near campus?

Adria Hotel and Conference Center 221-17 Northern Blvd. Bayside NY 11361 718-631-5900adriahotelny.com

Best Western Queens Gold Coast 220-33 Northern Blvd. Bayside NY 11361 718-631-4900bestwestern.com

Courtyard by Marriott New York Queens/ Fresh Meadows 183-15 Horace Harding Expressway Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 718-767-1791Book the St. John’s Rate here

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Queens/ Fresh Meadows 183-31 Horace Harding Expressway Fresh Meadows, NY 11365 718-767-4891Book the St. John’s Rate here

Interested in staying near the airport?

Kennedy Airport:

Holiday Inn Express, JFK Airport 153-70 South Conduit Avenue Jamaica, NY 11434 718-977-3100(Special Rates apply when mentioning St. John’s University)

LaGuardia Airport:

Holiday Inn Express, LaGuardia Airport 113-10 Horace Harding Expressway Flushing, NY 11368 718-699-0994(Special Rates apply when mentioning St. John’s University)

Springhill Suites by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport 112-15 Northern Boulevard Corona, NY 11368 718-888-9979 (Special Rates apply when mentioning St. John’s University)More information online

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