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OUR LOCATION: Central New Jersey (New Brunswick 08901), about 1 hour from both New York City and Philadelphia.

TRAVEL: Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport. Rent a car for a 25-minute drive or take a 30-minute train ride directly from the airport to New Brunswick. The station is walking distance to the Hyatt or Heldrich Hotels and there are plenty of restaurants in downtown New Brunswick. Alternatively, any hotel listed in New Brunswick is only a 5 to 10-minute cab ride from the train station. Depending on the location of your class, you MAY be able to use public transporation to reach it. Please call us to find out. Click here for more local travel & tourism information.

Most BUT NOT ALL of our classes are held on the Cook Campus (some are held in Piscataway and others are held at off-campus locations over an hour away). Please be sure to confirm where your class is being held before selecting a hotel based on location.

The list below includes some hotels in the area and is sorted based on distance from Cook Campus. Some hotels may offer special rates for students who are taking courses at Rutgers. To find out if you are eligible, tell the hotel reservation department that you are attending a Rutgers class.

Please note: Rutgers University does not approve, endorse, or evaluate any of these hotels. All arrangements are strictly between you and the hotel.

Please make your reservation at least 1 week prior to your course to insure availability.

Hotel Name & Address Hotel Phone Number Distance from Cook Campus
Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center
178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick
(732) 932-9144 1.5 mi
Days Hotel
195 Route 18 South, East Brunswick
(732) 828-6900 2 mi
Hampton Inn North Brunswick/New Brunswick
841 Georges Road, North Brunswick
(732) 246-3555 2 mi
The Heldrich Hotel
10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
(732) 729-4670 2 mi
3 Tower Center Blvd., East Brunswick
(732) 828-2000 2 mi
Holiday Inn Express
4 Tower Center Blvd., East Brunswick
(732) 247-6800 2 mi
Hyatt Regency
2 Albany Street, New Brunswick
(732) 873-1234 2 mi
Comfort Inn & Suites
831 Route 1 South, Edison
(732) 287-0171 4 mi
Crowne Plaza
2055 Lincoln Highway, Edison
(732) 287-3500 5 mi
Staybridge Suites North Brunswick
2195 U.S. Highway 1 South, North Brunswick
(732) 940-2250 5 mi
Best Western
764 Route 18, East Brunswick
(732) 238-4900 6 mi
Extended Stay America - Raritan Center
1 Fieldcrest Avenue, Edison
(732) 346-9366 6 mi
Fairfield Inn & Suites
875 New Durham Road, Edison
(732) 650-0011 6 mi
Express Inn
21 Cortlandt Street, Edison
(732) 548-7000 6 mi
Embassy Suites
121 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway
(732) 980-0500 8 mi
Extended Stay America
410 S. Randolphville Road, Piscataway
(732) 235-1000 8 mi
Radisson Hotel
21 Kingsbridge Road, Piscataway
(732) 980-0400 8 mi


Additional Tourism & Travel Information

New Brunswick: While you are here in New Brunswick, take advantage of the many local cultural, entertainment and fine dining options available.

Visiting: Go to www.newbrunswick.com for more information.


Approximately a 30 minute drive from New Brunswick (South on Rt 1), Princeton offers a wide array of boutiques, restaurants, historical sites and events.

Visiting: Go to www.visitprinceton.com for tourism and visitor information.


Atlantic City:
Approximately a 2 hour drive from New Brunswick, Atlantic City offers casino gaming, spas, top entertainment and nightlife, fine dining, amazing shopping, golf and the world-famous Boardwalk.

Visiting: Go to www.atlanticcitynj.com for tourism and visitor information.


Other NJ Destinations:
Interested in exploring other destinations in NJ? Check out www.visitnj.org.

Whether you enjoy the serenity of hiking in the mountains or along the Delaware River, crave the sun and fun of the beach, love to shop ‘til you drop, enjoy history or the arts, prefer the thrill of live sports or need family-friendly options, NJ has something to suit everyone’s interests. Request or download a free NJ visitors guide here.


New York City:
If you wish to visit the Big Apple during your stay, the easiest way to get there is by train. Take the Northeast Corridor line from the New Brunswick train station to the last stop: New York's Penn Station. Approximate trip time: 55 minutes. Visit NJ Transit's website for schedules and rates. Have fun but please note that the last train leaving NYC departs at 1:20am. If you miss it, you will have to wait for the next train which leaves after 5:00am.

Visiting: Try the official NY guide to NY State Tourism or one of these unofficial but equally helpful websites:


The easiest way to reach Philadelphia is by car, taking Rt 95/NJ Turnpike South into downtown Philadelphia (a/k/a “Center City”), for a total drive time of about 1 hour. Alternatively, you may take the NJ Transit train to Trenton then switch to the SEPTA line to reach 30th Street Station in Philadelphia (total ride time ~ 1.5 hours). (See PDF schedule/map of the Trenton to Philadelphia line.)

Visiting: Go to www.visitphilly.com for tourism and visitor information.