New York City Transportation
Getting around New York on public transport is easy. Buses, subways, and railroads operate throughout the city, suburbs and beyond. A ferry system also services the borough of Staten Island and another to North New Jersey. And in a rush, you can always hail an iconic yellow cab to get you where you need to be.
Check out the MTA website for ticketing and timetable information, or to plan your journey. You can also use free mobile apps like HopStop for directions and schedules.
Getting to SAE New York
We're conveniently located on 18th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue - with access to all major transit options.
The closest subway stops are:
- 18th Street and 7th Avenue (1)
- 14th Street and 8th Avenue (A,C,E and L)
The closest bus stops:
- 8th Av/ W 17th St (M20)
- 7th Av/ W 17th St or 7th Av/ W 20th (M7 and M20)
The closest train station/ terminals:
- Penn Station is located on 34th St -to get to campus, take either the 1 or ACE subway line
- Port Authority Bus Terminal is located on 8th Avenue between 40th and 42nd - to get to campus, take either the 1 or ACE subway line
- Grand Central Terminal is located on 42nd Street - to get to campus, take the Shuttle to Times Square and the 1 or ACE subway line
Some parking stations are located near the campus, however parking in the city is often limited and expensive.
Housing Options in New York
There are a number of off-campus housing options options if you choose to study in New York.
Students who are moving to New York often stay in a hotel or hostel/guesthouse when they first arrive. Many students then move into shared rental housing when they are more familiar with the city and surrounding areas. Manhattan can be expensive, so exploring other boroughs is often wise and beneficial in reducing the cost of living. The New York MTA is quite reliable, so a commute from another borough (i.e. Brooklyn or Queens) is feasible and affordable. Fortunately, the SAE New York campus is conveniently located in Chelsea, in close proximity to many of the major public transportation routes, in addition to Penn Station, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and PATH.
The Educational Housing Services website is a great resource for students researching their housing options.
Hostels and Guesthouses
Hostels are an economical, short-term option for housing.
Homestay housing gives students an opportunity to live with an American family. This is a great way for younger international students to immerse themselves in American life and culture, while maintaining the familiarity and safety of a family environment. Homestay housing costs can range from $700 - $1200 per month. To find out more, visit New York Homestay.
Shared Rental Accommodation
Sharing a rental property is a popular and economic option for both international and local students. If you choose this option you will share the cost of renting a house or apartment with your ‘housemates’. The cost of shared rental housing varies depending on the location, size and condition of the premises. Some things to remember about shared rental housing:
- Landlords require rent to be paid in advance
- A security deposit, equal to one month's rent or more, is required at the beginning of your lease
- Be prepared to supply you own furniture
- Costs of utilities such as electricity, water, telephone and Internet are usually in addition to rent
To search for rental properties check out the notice boards on campus, look for advertisements in the local newspapers or on New York City Craigslist or search on Rent Lingo.