March 5, 2003

Where to park at New York auto show

New York, New York – Organizers of the 2003 New York International Automobile Show, to be held April 18 – April 27 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City are offering the following tips on the best parking locations, transportation bargains, and discounted tickets.

Show Times

The 2003 New York Auto Show is open Monday-Friday and both Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM and both Sundays from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Doors open early for a special public Sneak Preview on Friday, April 18th from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM.

Ticket Sales

Tickets are on sale now at and will be available on-site at the Javits Center during the Show. The price of admission is $10 for adults and $4 for children under 12. A group discount of $1 off each ticket is given to groups of 10 or more adults. For more information, please call (718) 746-5300 x242.


Special Auto Show parking rates are available at the Manhattan Plaza Parking Garage, located on W. 42nd Street between Ninth and Tenth Ave. Sunday – Wednesday a special flat rate of $8.00 is offered if you enter after 5:00 PM, and Thursday through Saturday a flat rate of $12.00 is offered if you enter after 5:00 PM. Daily after 11:00 AM up to 1 hour; $7.00, up to 2 hours; $10.00, up to 3 hours; $13.00; 3-10 hours; $16.00; rates include tax. A free shuttle bus from the garage to the Javits Center, sponsored by the Auto Show, will run Friday, April 18 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, Saturday, April 19 and Saturday April 26 from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Sunday, April 20 and Sunday, April 27 from 10:00 AM – 7:15 PM; and Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25 from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Getting to the Show by Rail

Metro North Railroad is offering a 35% discounted special event ticket package, including a discounted rail fare and Auto show event ticket, which will be sold at ticket booths on all lines. Adults will be charged the applicable excursion rail fare, plus $6.75 for Show admission. Children ages 5-11 will be charged .50 cents each way on any off-peak train when accompanied by a parent or guardian (four children per adult; additional children pay applicable excursion fare), and will be charged $2.50 for show admission.

Rail and show ticket packages are available at all Metro-North ticket offices and online at only. The special excursion ticket package will not be sold on-board trains or at the Show’s ticket booths. Metro-North commutation ticket holders and employees with valid rail passes can purchase the event ticket from any station on the Harlem, Hudson or New Haven lines that have ticket offices.

In addition, entry forms will be available at the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association’s (GNYADA) exhibit, located in the Galleria Shopping Mall at the the Auto Show, offering a chance to win a seven-day European vacation for two, including airfare and hotel. The drawing for a winner will be held on April 27 at the GNYADA exhibit. Additional information on Metro North Service is available by calling 1-800-METRO INFO or, in New York City, (212) 532-4900 or by visiting .

The Long Island Rail Road offers a special Auto Show discount package, including rail fare and admission to the show, at a cost of $16 in zones 1-11. As a special Auto show promotion the LIRR will distribute entry forms for a special drawing offering a trip for two to Puerto Rico. Additional LIRR information is available in New York City at (718) 217-LIRR; in Nassau at (516) 822-LIRR; and in Suffolk at (631) 231-LIRR or online at .

Getting There by Water

New York Waterway, whose New York terminal is located just one block from the Javits Center, will sell a combination round-trip ferry and show admission ticket for $20.00 for adults and $9.00 for children, with an additional $6.00 charged for parking. More information is available by calling 1-800-53-FERRY, or visit their website at .

Handicapped Access: The Javits Center is handicapped accessible.

For more information about the New York International Auto Show, visit , or call the Information Hotline for pre-recorded information: (800) 282-3336.

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