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Travel by Air - Nearest Airports
Travel by Rail - Nearest Train Stations and Railroad Lines
Travel By Bus
Travel By Car - Rental Options
Local Housing Options
Things to Do in New Jersey
Important Visa Information For International Students


Travel By Air - Nearest Airports
Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey is the closest airport to Rutgers University and is a 30 minute drive from campus. The next closest airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York state. Though slightly farther, you may be able to find cheaper airfare if you travel through Philadelphia International Airport or Atlantic City International Airport.

Websites for each are listed below with driving travel time estimates based on distance. Each trip may take longer depending on traffic.

Travel By Rail - Nearest Train Stations and Railroad Lines
The New Brunswick train station, on Albany Street, is the closest to Rutgers Cook campus. It is a stop on NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor line. Metropark station, in Iselin, NJ, is a short drive from campus. It is a main stop on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional line.

New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor Line will bring you directly to the New Brunswick station with both local and express service from New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station and Trenton, NJ. For more information call (973) 762-5100.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) will bring you from Philadelphia to Trenton, where you can connect to New Jersey Transit. For more information call (215) 580-7800.

Amtrak
 provides limited direct service to New Brunswick, however you can connect to New Jersey Transit trains from Metropark (Iselin, NJ), New York City and Trenton. For more information call (800) USA-RAIL.

Taking the Train From the Airport

From Newark International Airport or Atlantic City International Airport, you can take a NJ Transit train on the Northeast Corridor line directly to the New Brunswick station. From John F. Kennedy International Airport or LaGuardia Airport, you can take an airtrain, subway or taxi to New York Penn Station, where you can then take a NJ Transit train on the Northeast Corridor line directly to the New Brunswick station. From Philadelphia International Airport, you can take a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority train to Trenton, where you can then take a NJ Transit train on the Northeast Corridor line directly to the New Brunswick station.


Travel By Bus

New Jersey Transit buses provide regular daily service from New York, Philly and throughout New Jersey.


Travel By Car - Rental Options

Classes are held in multiple locations and public transportation is not available.  If you do not have a car to get to and from class each day, you can rent one, carpool with other students (which is common), stay in a one of the facilities that offers a shuttle service or make other arrangements for daily transportation.

The easiest way to rent a car is to do so at the airport. There are many rental options and listed below are links to some of the most well-known companies.  As a general idea (though of course it depends on the type of car yo
u choose, your length of your stay, age and other individual factors), renting a car for your stay will cost between $300 and $800 per week. 


Local Housing Options
We work with local hotels to secure the best possible rates for your extended stay. Typically, housing costs between $300 and $600 per week, depending on your personal preferences and length of stay. Check out our list of local facilities that offer our turf students discounted rates. And of course, there are countless other housing accommodations near campus that you are free to research and choose from. Check out our Housing Options page for more information.  


Things to Do in New Jersey

You name it, NJ has it: theaters, movies, malls, clubs, concerts, farmers markets, horseback riding, hiking, spas, gyms, historical sites, the beach, mountains, lakes, etc. etc. plus close proximity to New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Below are some links to help you find local entertainment in and around the Garden State.


IMPORTANT
Visa Information for International Students

If you will be entering the United States from another country to attend The Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School, please be sure to contact your national embassy about visa requirements in advance. Every country is different, visa regulations often change and authorization may take time to secure. It is best for students to communicate with border control officials directly well in advance of planned traveling.

Nonetheless, if you have any questions or need more information, feel free to call or email Senior Program Coordinator Fran Koppell.

Fran Koppell
Senior Program Coordinator
The Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School
koppell@njaes.rutgers.edu
848-932-7471