Suggestion for out of state travelers

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#1 DarakuTenshi on 5 years ago

Here's a suggestion for people living outside New York that want to go to NYCC on a budget. Book a hotel near the Hudson river on the New Jersey side and then take a short ferry ride over to Midtown Manhattan. The Javits Center is right by the waters so travel time would be relatively short. Just keep an eye out for the ferry schedule [url]http://www.nywaterway.com/FaresAndRoutes.aspx[/url]
This way you can save yourself from the astronomical prices of NY hotel prices.

If traveling by car, take the Lincoln Tunnel, which is a tolled road.

#2 MaiCosplay on 5 years ago

What a coincidence I was over by hoboken yesterday it's next to the ferry. I was talking to my PiC about ny travel prices. Thanks!

#3 tsukeru on 5 years ago

A lot of the hotels on Tonnell Rd. in New Jersey does have a shuttle service for a small fee. The first year I went, they didn't drop us off at Javits, but last year they did. We're not staying at the Days Inn this year, but Howard Johnson. We'll see how the shuttle service is from another hotel.

#4 Satori Veda on 4 years ago

You can also room with me if you are in need of a space :P. I have a hotel in Manhattan with room for 3 more people. Less than a mile to Javits. PM me if you are interested (or NJ hotels are full, lol).

#5 ellygirl on 4 years ago

Hey, I don't know if I'm writing in the correct forum, so don't shoot me. :D
I'm not from the USA but I will be attending NYCC this year.
I am gathering around information so I am prepared for NYCC.

regarding the tickets for international visitors, "International Orders Will Not Be Mailed. Tickets Must Be Picked Up Onsite."
I not a big fan of queing so I was wondering when the best time is to pick up these tickets. friday morning? thursday afternoon?

It's also my first american conventions so all tips are welcome ;)

#6 TheAnarCHris on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=ellygirl;4890077]Hey, I don't know if I'm writing in the correct forum, so don't shoot me. :D
I'm not from the USA but I will be attending NYCC this year.
I am gathering around information so I am prepared for NYCC.

regarding the tickets for international visitors, "International Orders Will Not Be Mailed. Tickets Must Be Picked Up Onsite."
I not a big fan of queing so I was wondering when the best time is to pick up these tickets. friday morning? thursday afternoon?

It's also my first american conventions so all tips are welcome ;)[/QUOTE]

Honestly it won't take too long since there's no onsite badge purchasing. So anytime on Thursday after noon is fine.

#7 tsukeru on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=ellygirl;4890077]Hey, I don't know if I'm writing in the correct forum, so don't shoot me. :D
I'm not from the USA but I will be attending NYCC this year.
I am gathering around information so I am prepared for NYCC.

regarding the tickets for international visitors, "International Orders Will Not Be Mailed. Tickets Must Be Picked Up Onsite."
I not a big fan of queing so I was wondering when the best time is to pick up these tickets. friday morning? thursday afternoon?

It's also my first american conventions so all tips are welcome ;)[/QUOTE]

I travel with two of my Canadian friends for NYCC. The first year (2012), we went on Thursday afternoon around 2 pm. There was absolutely no wait in line. Last year was non-sense. Because of the microchip in the badge, they ended up waiting in line on Thursday afternoon for over 2 hours. I don't know if it will be the same way this year or not. Instead the headaches we had last year, I had bought their badges so they would be shipped out to my house and that way we don't have to deal with an extra line at line-con.

#8 ellygirl on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=tsukeru;4890152]I travel with two of my Canadian friends for NYCC. The first year (2012), we went on Thursday afternoon around 2 pm. There was absolutely no wait in line. Last year was non-sense. Because of the microchip in the badge, they ended up waiting in line on Thursday afternoon for over 2 hours. I don't know if it will be the same way this year or not. Instead the headaches we had last year, I had bought their badges so they would be shipped out to my house and that way we don't have to deal with an extra line at line-con.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the tip, will take a look if I can let a ticket delivered to someione in the us.

#9 jaymcee on 4 years ago

Also just an FYI incase New Jersey hotels do book out. NYCC offers discounted hotel rates on their official site ([url]http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/About/Travel/Official-Hotels/[/url]) It might not be as cheap as NJ rates but it's an option, and it's generally much cheaper than booking directly through a hotels website.

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