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New York Conference on Asian Studies 2012 > Lodging

Directions to SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz is located 80 miles north of New York City and 70 miles from Albany, the state capital of New York.

BY CAR

From the north or south take NYS Thruway (I-87) to exit 18 (See below for further directions).

From the northeast/west take the NYS Thruway (I-90) to Albany and then south (I-87) to exit 18 (See below for further directions).

From the southwest take Route 17 east to Route 17K to NYS Thruway (I-87) north to exit 18 (See below for further directions).

From Connecticut take I-84 west to exit 7S. Follow sign for NYS Thruway (I-87). Take Thruway north to exit 18 (See below for further directions).

From New Jersey take the Garden State Parkway to Route 17 (Exit 163). Proceed 14 miles to NYS Thruway north to exit 18 (See below for further directions). Alternate route: Via Route 287, go northwest on State Rt. 17 to New York. Take I-287 north to I-87. Go north on I-87 to exit 18 (See below for further directions).

From Mid Hudson Bridge turn right onto Route 9W north. Proceed 2 3/4 miles to traffic light at intersection with Route 299. Turn left onto 299 and proceed approximately six miles to New Paltz. Turn left onto South Mannheim Boulevard (Rt. 32 South).

*From Exit 18* turn left at the traffic light after toll booth. Turn left at the third traffic light onto South Manheim Boulevard (Rt. 32 South).  Friday parking is in Lot #28 on Route 32. Saturday parking is the HAB lot right next to the SUB, the main conference venue. A more detailed map will be sent as the conference draws closer.  

BY AIR 
The closest airport to New Paltz is Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York. This is a small airport with few flights. Participants flying into the New York airports can take an airport shuttle to the Port Authority bus station (http://www.nyairportservice.com/), where you can get a Trailways bus direct to New Paltz. See the bus information below.

From Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, New York,
Turn left out of Stewart onto Rt. 207. Go approximately 2 miles, then turn left onto Route 300 north. Stay on Route 300 for approximately 3 miles. At light at intersection of Rt. 300 and 17k, turn right onto 17k south. Make first left onto I-87/NYS Thruway entrance. Go north on I-87 to exit 18.
Public Transportation from Stewart: Take the Newburgh-Beacon Link from Stewart to the Shortline Bus Station in Newburgh and from there take the bus to New Paltz.

BY TRAIN

The closest train station is in Poughkeepsie, New York. Amtrak (from New York Penn Station) and Metro North-Hudson line (from Grand Central Station) stop here. The trip takes approximately 90-120 minutes. From Poughkeepsie railway station, taxi cabs are available most hours. Taxi fare to New Paltz is about $20. If driving from the train station, go west on US 44 across the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Then follow directions above from Mid-Hudson Bridge. For more information on the train schedule, fares and tickets to New Paltz, please see the Amtrak and Metro North websites (http://www.amtrak.com/; http://www.mta.info/mnr/)

BY BUS

Trailways buses run almost every hour from the Port Authority bus station in NYC to New Paltz. The trip takes approximately 90-120 minutes. Please note that the bus stops at the New Paltz Park and Ride before proceeding to the New Paltz bus station. You should get off at the New Paltz bus station.

The New Paltz bus station is located on the corner of Main Street and Prospect Street. From the parking lot, turn left onto Main Street. Go up hill to the traffic light (Rt. 32 & South Manheim Blvd.), turn right. Proceed 1/8 mile, campus is on your right. For more information on the bus schedule, fares and tickets to New Paltz, please see Trailways website (http://www.trailwaysny.com)