Getting to the Show

Getting to the show is easy ... from across town, across the tri-state area, or across the country.

Javits Center, NY

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By Car

While there is no parking at the Javits Center there are many parking garages throughout the Javits Center vicinity. See parking for locations and phone numbers of convenient parking near us. We are located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th 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.

Public Transportation

Please keep in mind that the public transportation fare is $2.50. 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 local stores.


Runs east/west on 34th Street. Stops on 11th Avenue outside the Javits Center and at Penn Station.
Runs east/west on 42nd street. The closest stop to the Javits Center is 42nd Street and 11th Avenue.

Port Authority
New Jersey Transit and other buses arrive at the Port Authority terminal at 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The M42 bus will bring you from there to the Javits Center.

The following trains stop at 34th Street/Penn Station:


New Jersey Transit 

The Long Island Rail Road

8th Avenue Subway: A C E 

7th Avenue Subway: 1 2 3 

6th Avenue Subway: B D F N Q R W

The following trains stop at 42nd Street/Times Square (Broadway): 

8th Avenue: A C E 

7th Avenue: 1 2 3

6th Avenue: B D F 7 N Q R S W

The following trains stop at Grand Central Station at 42nd Street at Lexington

Lexington Avenue Subway: 4 5 6

Metro North Railroad

For further information, call MTA Travel info: 718.330.1234 or visit

Ferry Service

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.

Call 1-800-53-FERRY for schedule and information or visit

Are there shuttle buses from the show hotels to the Javits Center?

Yes, we offer shuttle service each day of the show to and from the Javits Center from host Hotels.

Shuttle Bus Route picks up at the following stops:

Route # 1

1st Sop:         Element TIMES SQUARE West – 311 WEST 39TH ST          

SERVICING: Four Points by Sheraton Midtown Times Sq South, Fairfield Inn & Suites Times Square, DOUBLETREE by Hilton NY TIMES SQUARE West, and Holiday Inn New York Times Square.

Route # 2

1st stop:         marriott marquis -  on 45th street OFF-BROADWAY.               
hotel not serviced: Sheraton Lincoln Harbor (ferry)

Shuttle Bus Hours: 
Saturday, March 2   --   2:00 - 6:00pm 
Sunday, March 3  --  8:00 - 11:00am; 3:30 - 6:00pm 
Monday, March 4  --  8:00 - 11:00am; 3:30 - 6:00pm 
Tuesday, March 5 --  8:00 - 11:00am; 2:30 - 6:00pm 

Hotel Reservation Alert

If you booked your hotel room for the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York through any party other than a hotel itself or Connections Housing (the Show's official housing vendor which handles all housing requests made via, we ask that you immediately contact the hotel booked and confirm your reservation. Every year, we receive complaints of instances where hotel room resellers unaffiliated with our shows have taken payments from show attendees and exhibitors without actually booking the promised rooms (or, alternatively, that the resellers initially booked the rooms and then cancelled them without notice and without refund to the customers). Don't be fooled by offers from other parties using the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York name - they are NOT affiliated with Urban Expositions or the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. Remember, if the offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. At the very least, prior to booking with a party other than Connections Housing, please check the prospective vendor's rating at Click here for the best hotel rated through our official housing provider, Connections Housing.