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Strangely, the best way to the New York Auto Show is by boat

Though it seemingly defies logic, the quickest and easiest way to get to the New York Auto Show is via the NY Waterway. You can even book combo tickets online to jump the ferry to Manhattan's West 39th Street Terminal plus Auto Show admission at the nearby Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Posted: March 24, 2011 - 6:29PM
Author: Don Bain


Located at 655 West 34th Street, the Javits Center has hosted thousands of trade shows, conferences and special events since its opening in 1986. The center's 760,000 sq. ft. of space can be divided into nine self-contained halls, enabling the accommodation of trade shows and conventions of any size. While the mix of shows and events changes every year, Javits annually hosts approximately 80 major trade shows and conventions and 70 special events including the New York Auto Show. Average attendance is 3.5 million each year.

When ordering online at, attendees can save both time and money with discounted combo tickets from Port Imperial Terminal in Weehawken to Manhattan's West 39th Street Terminal plus auto show admission. Tickets are $29 for adults and $15.50 for children. The terminal at West 39th Street is conveniently located a short distance from the Javits Center and free buses provide regular shuttle service directly to and from the show throughout the day.

NY Waterway offers ferry service to West 39th Street seven days a week from Port Imperial in Weehawken and Hoboken 14th Street. Weekday rush hour service is available from Edgewater, Lincoln Harbor, Paulus Hook and Newport in Jersey City, and Belford in Monmouth County.

The New York Auto Show runs April 22 to May 1 and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parking is available at the Belford and Port Imperial terminals and NJ Transit rail and bus connections are available at Port Imperial and Paulus Hook. Free shuttle bus service and an online GPS Bus Locator is available in New Jersey and Manhattan.

So park your car and hop a ferry to the 2011 New York Auto Show next month – trains, ferries, shuttles and automobiles for one and all.