How to Get to St. John’s University and Nearby Accommodations


St. John’s University is located at 8000 Utopia Parkway in Queens, NY. You can reach them at 718-990-2000. If you’re using GPS, the coordinates are 40.721378, -73.790375.


By Car

If you’re traversing the bustling metropolis of Manhattan, you can take the scenic Queens Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway and exit at Utopia Parkway. On the flip side, if you’re coming from Brooklyn, you can opt to take the Belt Parkway to the Van Wyck Expressway, then onwards to the Grand Central Parkway service road and eventually Utopia Parkway, leading you straight to the campus.

If you’re journeying from the Bronx, you can choose to venture via the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Clearview Expressway, or take the Triboro Bridge to the Grand Central Parkway. Meanwhile, those coming from Long Island can select from several convenient routes such as the Northern State Parkway, the Long Island Expressway, or the Southern State Parkway.

For visitors from Connecticut, the I-95 South is the befitting gateway. And lastly, if you’re traveling from New Jersey, your expedition might involve the George Washington Bridge, Cross Bronx Expressway, and I-295 to the Throgs Neck Bridge.

To learn more about parking programs and regulations, you can find comprehensive details on how to apply for a permit, where to park, and much more on the parking program page.

By Air

For those soaring in from La Guardia Airport, the Grand Central Parkway East will guide you to the campus. If you’re alighting from Kennedy Airport, the Van Wyck Expressway will ferry you to the Main Street/Union Turnpike exit, subsequently leading you to the Grand Central Parkway and Utopia Parkway.

Public Transportation

Fear not if you’re into public transportation! With the E Train, F Train, 7 Train, or Long Island Railroad (L.I.R.R), there are seamless options available to take you near the campus.


  • Guests are welcome to park on campus through Gates 2 and 3 on Utopia Parkway or Gate 4 on Union Turnpike for drop-offs.
  • Additional parking can be found in the campus garages, accessible from Union Turnpike.
  • It’s advisable to allocate ample time to secure parking. If street parking is more your speed, heed local NYC parking regulations where applicable.
  • Feel free to obtain the campus map for further reference.

Area Hotels

Craving a Manhattan Sojourn?

If a Manhattan escapade piques your interest, consider the Intercontinental New York Barclay, located at 111 E 48th Street. There’s also the option to peruse to scout for your perfect accommodations.

Prefer Staying Near the Campus?

If you prefer staying close to the campus, the Adria Hotel and Conference Center in Bayside, Best Western Queens Gold Coast, Courtyard by Marriott New York Queens/Fresh Meadows, and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Queens/Fresh Meadows are worthy options to explore.

Lean Towards Airport Proximity?

Kennedy Airport:

For those inclined toward proximity to Kennedy Airport, consider the Holiday Inn Express on South Conduit Avenue in Jamaica.

LaGuardia Airport:

If LaGuardia Airport holds more appeal, there’s the Holiday Inn Express and Springhill Suites by Marriott, both situated conveniently close.

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