Once you’ve arrived in New York City, here are some transit suggestions for getting to the St. John’s campus. You can also find suggestions and specific time information at https://tripplanner.mta.info.

VIA MTA LOCAL TRANSIT

(You will need a MetroCard to ride the MTA. One ride on a subway or local bus is $2.75. 7-day unlimited cards ($33), as well as pay-per-ride options, are available; a $1 surcharge also applies for getting a new MetroCard. MetroCard vending machines are available at subway stations and transit hubs, but not at bus stops.)

Take the E or F train to Kew Gardens - Union Turnpike.

Exit the train at Queens Boulevard/78th Avenue, on the north side of Queens Boulevard. (This will be at the back of the train if you’re coming from Manhattan or Brooklyn.)

The Q46 bus line begins here, and runs between every 6 and every 10 minutes.

Get off the bus at Union Turnpike and 173rd Street and enter the St. John’s campus.

VIA MTA EXPRESS BUS

(You will need a MetroCard to ride the MTA. 7-day unlimited options, as well as pay-per-ride options, are available; a $1 surcharge also applies for getting a new MetroCard. MetroCard vending machines are available at subway stations and transit hubs, but not at bus stops. If you plan on utilizing the Express Bus option, one ride is $6.75. You can also purchase a 7-day unlimited MetroCard with Express Bus availability for $62.)

Express buses run from Midtown Manhattan directly to Queens. The QM5 and QM6 (https://new.mta.info/document/14376) run hourly on weekends; exit the bus at 168th Street and Union Turnpike, and walk up to 173rd Street and enter the St. John’s campus.

VIA LONG ISLAND RAILROAD (LIRR)

(Long Island Railroad tickets are available for purchase at LIRR stops, including Penn Station. They may be purchased in conjunction with MetroCards at marked kiosks.)

Take any LIRR train to Jamaica. (This is a major hub; all lines will stop here.) Exit the train station and board the Q30 or Q31 bus. Get off the bus at Utopia Parkway and Kildare Road and enter the St. John’s campus.

VIA CAR

The official street address for St. John’s University is 8000 Utopia Parkway, Jamaica, NY 11439. Secure garage parking is readily available on campus!