How to get from NYC airports to Carnegie Hall?

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Carnegie Hall is one of the most famous and touted concert venues in the entire world. Opening their doors in 1891, they have hosted some of the finest musicians throughout history and continue to do the same today.

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The magnificent Carnegie Hall is located on the corner of 57th Street and 7th Avenue in the heart of Manhattan. It is visited by millions of people every year from around the world. Although traveling through New York City can be difficult, we have directions below on how to get to Carnegie Hall from the three major airports nearby — New York LaGuardia, Newark, and JFK.


One of the easiest
and quickest ways to get from any airport in New York to Carnegie
Hall is by a taxi or rideshare service like Uber or Lyft. Not only
will you bypass having to rent a car, but you won’t have the added
frustration of finding the right bus stops and subway stations.

There are going to
be several pickup areas at each Terminal. If you don’t see any
signs leading you there, ask an airport employee and they’ll point
you in the direction. By using an app, you can order a ride and
they’ll drive you directly to Carnegie Hall — no frustration

If you’re looking for a more affordable way (public transportation) or want the added ability of having your own car (rental), you can follow the instructions below on how to get to Carnegie Hall from each airport.



The New York
LaGuardia Airport is the closest airport to Carnegie Hall, just under
10 miles away. If traveling by car, all you need to do is get on the
Grand Central Parkway. You’ll then take the Brooklyn Queens
Expressway East to the I-278 West. From there, you’ll take the
I-495 W to the Queens Midtown Tunnel and head downtown.

From the tunnel,
head to E 37th Street in the heart of Manhattan. Follow 3rd Avenue
until you get the E 57th Street. You won’t be able to miss Carnegie
Hall from there.

Expected Travel: 20-30 minutes


From the LaGuardia
Airport, you’ll want to take the Purple Route bus from your
Terminal to Terminal C. At Terminal C, there will be a connection to
the Q70-SBS public bus. Take this bus route to Roosevelt Avenue and
74th Street.

After getting off
the bus, you’ll walk about one minute to the Roosevelt
Avenue-Jackson Heights Subway where you’ll take the F subway to
57th Street. Carnegie Hall will be about a 5 minute walk from the
subway stop.

Expected Travel: 1hr 30min



The Newark Airport
is the next closest airport to Carnegie Hall, around 18 miles away —
about double that of LaGuardia. In order to get there, you’ll need
to first take Newark International Airport Street to the I-78 Express
East. That will turn into the I-78 E, which you’ll take to the I-95
N. From there, take Exit 16E to the Lincoln Tunnel.

Exit the tunnel
toward 42nd Street. Continue on Dyer Avenue and take a left onto W
41st Street. Turn right onto 10th Ave and another right onto W 57th
Street. Carnegie Hall is located on this street.

Expected Travel: 25-35 minutes


When attempting to
get to Carnegie Hall by public transit, it’s a fairly easy process.
First, you’ll want to get to Terminal B because this is where the
Newark Airport Express is. This public bus will take you from the
Newark Airport to Manhattan.

You’ll want to
take this bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where you’ll have
a short walk to another bus at W 41st St and 8th Avenue. Take this
bus to 8th Avenue and 56th Street. When you get off the bus, you’ll
have to walk northeast for 0.2 miles until you get to 57th Street.
Carnegie Hall is on this street, you won’t miss it.

Expected Travel: 1hr 30min



New York JFK Airport
is around the same distance away from the Newark, though it might be
a little closer depending on your route. Due to the traffic, expect a
longer drive. Take the I-678 S and get off on Exit B towards 130th
Place. When you reach Bergen Road, take a right and continue until
you see the I-678 N ramp.

Take the ramp and
head North until you reach Exit 12B, exit there and merge onto the
I-495 W. You’ll then come to the Queens Midtown Tunnel, take that
to the Downtown Exit and follow the signs to E 37th Street.

Take 37th St to 3rd
Avenue and turn right until you get to 57th Street — this is where
Carnegie Hall is located.

Expected Travel: 30-40 minutes


While the JFK is
similar in distance to Carnegie Hall as the Newark Airport, it will
take a bit longer to get there by public transportation. First,
you’ll need to get to Terminal 1 and find the AirTrain JFK Red.
This AirTrain will make a stop at each Terminal, so find it wherever
you are.

You’ll want to get
off at the Jamaica Station, which will be used as a connection to the
subway. Walk about 2 minutes to the Sutphin Blvd-Archer Ave-JFK
subway station and get on the E subway at the World Trade Center

On the E subway,
you’ll take about 20 stops before arriving at 57th Street, which
will be your stop. You’ll have to walk about 0.2 miles, but you’ll
see Carnegie Hall on 57th Street.

Expected Travel: 2 hours


While you’re in
the area, there is plenty to see near Carnegie Hall. If you have
time, it’s highly recommended you visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral,
Radio City Music Hall, Columbus Circus, Central Park Zoo, Chrysler
Building, Rockefeller Center, and Strawberry Fields, all of which are
less than a mile away from Carnegie Hall.

New York City has so much to offer, but this small one-mile radius holds some of the most legendary memories in our history of music.

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Author: Sam O’Black