Birds Eye View Queens Campus

Directions & Area Hotels

We Are Here

The park-like Queens campus is readily accessible by car, bus, subway, or air. Located between JFK and LaGuardia Airports, the campus is just off the Grand Central Parkway, which connects Nassau and Suffolk Counties to Queens, Manhattan, and upstate New York.

Campus Map

Address

St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-2000
GPS: 40.721378, -73.790375

Directions

By Car

Directions From Manhattan
Take the Queens Midtown Tunnel to the Long Island Expressway, exit at Utopia Parkway. Stay on the service road to Utopia Parkway and turn right. Follow Utopia Parkway to Union turnpike; the campus is on the right.

Directions From Brooklyn
Option One
Take the Belt Parkway (East) to the Van Wyck Expressway (678 N.), exit at Main Street/Union Turnpike. Proceed to the third traffic light and make a right onto the Grand Central Parkway service road. Go left on Utopia Parkway (at fourth traffic light) and proceed to the campus.

Option Two
Take the Jackie Robinson Parkway (East) to the Grand Central Parkway (East); exit at Utopia Parkway, and make a left on to the campus.

Directions From the Bronx
Option One
Take the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Clearview Expressway. Take exit 2 and make a right onto Union Turnpike. Make a left onto Utopia Parkway; proceed to main gate (1) and make a right onto the campus.

Option Two
Take the Triboro Bridge to the Grand Central Parkway. Exit at Utopia Parkway. Turn left at the light and left onto the campus.

Directions From Long Island (North)
Option One
Take the Northern State Parkway to the Grand Central Parkway, exit at 188th Street. Turn left at the light, and make an immediate right onto the service road. Follow the service road to Utopia Parkway; bear right to campus.

Option Two
Take the Long Island Expressway and exit at Utopia Parkway. Make a left on Utopia Parkway and proceed to Union Turnpike. The campus is on the right.

Directions From Long Island (South)
Take the Southern State Parkway to the Cross Island Parkway. Proceed to the Grand Central Parkway (West), and exit at 188th Street. Turn left at the light, and make an immediate right onto the service road. Follow the service road to Utopia Parkway and bear right to campus.

Directions From Connecticut (North)
Follow I-95 South to the Bruckner Expressway toward the Throgs Neck Bridge. Cross the bridge to the Clearview Expressway. Take exit 2 from the Clearview and make a right onto Union Turnpike. Make a left onto Utopia Parkway; proceed to main gate (1) and make a right onto campus.

Directions From New Jersey
Take I-95 North or I-80 East to the George Washington Bridge. Cross the bridge and take the Cross Bronx Expressway to I-295 to the Throgs Neck Bridge. Follow directions above from Bronx (Option One).

Parking Rules and Regulations
View the parking program page for more information on:

  • How to apply for a permit
  • Where to park
  • Enforcement and fines
  • Definitions

By Air

Directions from La Guardia Airport
Take the Grand Central Parkway East (toward Long Island). Exit at Utopia Parkway, turn left at the light and left onto the campus (a 15 minute drive).

Directions from Kennedy Airport
Take the Van Wyck Expressway to the Main Street/Union Turnpike, exit. Proceed to the third traffic light and make a right onto the Grand Central Parkway service road. Make a left on Utopia Parkway (at the fourth traffic light) and enter the campus (a 15-20 minute drive).

Public Transportation

The Express Bus Schedule

Directions from I.N.D. Subways
E Train
Take train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike station.
Take Q-46 bus to Union Turnpike and Utopia Parkway.

Directions from F Train
Take train to 169th Street station.
Take Q-30 or Q-31 bus to St. John's University main gate on Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue.

Directions from I.R.T. Subway, 7 Train
Take train to Main Street, Flushing.
Take Q-17 bus to Utopia Parkway and the Long Island Expressway.
Transfer to the Q-30 or Q-31 bus to St. John's University main gate on Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue.

Directions from Long Island Railroad (L.I.R.R.)
Take L.I.R.R. to Jamaica Station.
Take the Q-30 bus to St. John's University main gate on Utopia Parkway and 82nd Avenue.

Parking

  • Guests are permitted to park on campus.  Please enter through Gates 2 and 3 on Utopia Parkway or for drop offs, through Gate 4 on Union Turnpike.
  • Additional parking is available in the campus garages.  Entrance is off of Union Turnpike.
  • Please allow ample time to find parking.
  • If parking on our neighborhood streets, please be sure to follow local NYC parking regulations where applicable.
  • Download the campus map.

Area Hotels

Interested in staying in Manhattan?

Intercontinental New York Barclay
111 E 48th Street- New York, NY 10017
212.755.5900
(Click here for direct access to the booking link, using the SJU Corporate ID 100217306 for a discounted rate.)

For additional hotel options and rates, please visit ClubQuartersHotels.com and select the hotel of your choice. The available rate for the indicated time frame will be displayed.

Interested in staying near the airport?

Kennedy Airport:

Holiday Inn Express, JFK Airport
153-70 South Conduit Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11434
718-977-3100
(Special Rates apply when mentioning St. John’s University)

LaGuardia Airport:

Holiday Inn Express, LaGuardia Airport
113-10 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY 11368
718-699-0994
(Special Rates apply when mentioning St. John’s University)

Springhill Suites by Marriott New York LaGuardia Airport
112-15 Northern Boulevard
Corona, NY 11368
718-888-9979 
(Special Rates apply when mentioning St. John’s University)
More information online

Interested in staying near campus?

Adria Hotel and Conference Center
221-17 Northern Blvd. Bayside NY 11361
718-631-5900
adriahotelny.com

Best Western Queens Gold Coast
220-33 Northern Blvd. Bayside NY 11361
718-631-4900
bestwestern.com

Courtyard by Marriott New York Queens/ Fresh Meadows
183-15 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
718-767-1791
Book the St. John's Rate here 

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Queens/ Fresh Meadows
183-31 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
718-767-4891
Book the St. John's Rate here

Wyndham Garden Fresh Meadows
61-27 186th Street, Fresh Meadows NY, 11365
718-619-8818
For a special rate, please contact Claire at 917-563-7700 or [email protected] or Teddy at [email protected] and mention “SJU.”
wyndhamhotels.com

Campus Map

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