Below is a listing of commonly requested resources for banking, public transportation, living off campus, and more.
The majority of the NYU Community commutes to work or class using public transportation as it is the fastest and most efficient way to get around. Below are links to commonly used transportation websites:
- New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) - subway and buses
- New Jersey Transit
- NJ Path Train Info
- Long Island Railroad
- Metro-North Railroad
- Staten Island Ferry Information
- Other Ferries
New Jersey Transit: NJ TRANSIT (not NYU) offers students who are Enrolled-Full-Time (as verified through Albert under the Academic Load field) a 25% discount for bus, rail, or light rail monthly passes. This is an auto-subscription program, each month you will get a new pass unless you cancel or suspend your account. There is a $3 processing fee each month for the program.
To access the NJ Transit discount portal, eligible students will see the NJ Transit Card under the NYU Life tab or by using the search option in NYU Home: home.nyu.edu. Note that the card would only be viewable late August for Fall, early January for Spring, and late May for summer.
NJ Transit Discount for Military Personnel and Their Dependents: All military personnel and their dependents will be permitted to purchase transportation at the senior citizen/passengers with disabilities reduced fare rate upon showing their military or military dependent ID card. The following military personnel are entitled to this fare: Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Retired for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.
Visit the New Jersey Transit website for more information on the Student Discount Program or call Customer Service at (800) 772-2287.
As of March 15th, NJ Transit is offering pro-rated refunds for monthly passes that won't be used for the entire month. Visit NYU Home and search for the NJ Transit card for more information.
Metropolitan Transit Authority: Although student discounts are not available for MTA subway and bus users, you can save money based on what you purchase.
Amtrak: Discounts are available for students who have a Student Advantage Card, an International Student Identification Card, are active US Military personnel, or AAA members.
MetroNorth and the Long Island Rail Road: Provides discounts based on the type of pass or tickets purchased. Visit their respective pages for more information about the discounts.
For your convenience, the Center for Student Life has compiled these resources as a starting point for your research. NYU does not have any relationship with these companies, unless otherwise noted, and inclusion on this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement.
If you have comments about any of the vendors listed, or suggestions for new vendors, please let us know.