Traveling From John F. Kennedy (JFK) and LaGuardia Airports in New York City

Step 1: Shuttle to Port Authority Bus Terminal

When traveling to JFK in New York City, you must connect to the Port Authority Bus Terminal or Penn Station to board a bus or train to Plattsburgh. Travel time to Plattsburgh via bus or train is approximately 6-8 hours.

There is regular shuttle from JFK or LaGuardia via the New York Airport Service bus line. The travel time is approximately 30 minutes. Be sure to schedule yourself adequate time to pass through customs after your plane arrives. After passing through customs with your luggage, you will need to board the shuttle to Port Authority Bus Terminal or Penn Station. The fee is between $12 and $15. Please click on the links below for detailed information.

Step 2: Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Plattsburgh, NY

From Port Authority, you must take a Greyhound bus to Plattsburgh, NY. The fare is approximately $72.00. To buy tickets online or for more information, visit the Greyhound website . Departure times are as follows:

Depart New York City Arrive Plattsburgh  
8:00 am  2:10 pm 
8:30 am  3:05 pm 
11:15 am  6:05 pm
6:30 pm  1:10 am 
9:00 pm  3:35 am 

Step 2 (alternate): Train from Pennsylvania (Penn) Station to Plattsburgh


From Penn Station, you must take an Amtrak train to Plattsburgh, NY. The fare is approximately $62.00. The train departs once daily at 8:15 am. You can buy tickets or get more information from Amtrak.com .

Step 3: Arriving in Plattsburgh

If you arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

We will pick you up at the bus station. Just tell us when exactly you will be arriving on the Student Arrival Information Form.

If you arrive after 9:00 p.m.

Take a taxi from the bus station to University Police. ISS will have an overnight orientation leader on staff to help you check into your room. 

Contact Information

If you have any questions about services for international applicants and students at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Global Education Office
State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Kehoe Administration Building, Room 210
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 USA

Phone: (518) 564-3287; (877) 877-5170 (in U.S. and Canada)
Fax: (518) 564-3292
Email: geo@plattsburgh.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.