Hotels and Transportation

Amtrak & New Jersey Transit Trains:  For New Brunswick hotels, get off at the New Brusnwick Train Station.  The Hyatt is about a block away and Heldrich is about 10 blocks.  For South Plainfield area hotels, get off at the Edison Station.  Hotels are about 3 miles down the road, and there's usually taxi service in front of the main doors to the station (on the northbound tracks).   Note: If you are staying at the Holiday Inn - South Plainfield and are intested in their free door-to-door van service to our campus, please let us know and we'll arrange that.  However, they require at least two guests / students to avoid a charge.  Meet in the lobby about 30 minutes prior to class start for the 10-15 minute ride to Rutgers.

The following local area hotels are about a five-ten minute drive from the Rutgers University's Busch Campus in Piscataway, NJ. Locations and links can be found below. Click on hotel logos for more informations on that hotel  Rutgers special nightly rates shown are as of March 1, 2010.  Subject to change without notice.  Mention Rutgers when making reservations. Taxes additional.

Downtown New Brunswick

At the heart of downtown New Brunswick there is a Train Station (with service to Philadelphia and New York City) within walking distance from most Rutgers campus bus stops. The city center offers several unique restaurants, bars, theaters and comedy clubs. A five minute walk to a Rutgers campus bus stop will provide free transportation to Busch Campus. For cool places to visit in New Brunswick, click here.

Click on logos for more information.


Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick

Rutgers Rates:

Hyatt Regency New Brunswick: 15% off rack (apx $129 +/-)

The Heldrich New Brunswick: $149

Note: Additional parking fees may apply

The Heldrich

Piscataway Corporate Park

These midrange hotels are a few minutes off Exit 6 of US 287, and cater to business travelers. Easy drive to airport, and Busch Campus, but you will definitely need a rental car for any activities off hotel grounds.
Radisson Hotel Piscataway
Rutgers Rate $99
Radisson Hotel Piscataway

South Plainfield Area

Several hotels aimed for the budget conscious traveler, yet all of them are clean and well kept. Walking distance to Red Lobster, Sears, Staples, and several fast food places. The Holiday Inn offers shuttle service to Busch Campus. Driving directions are here.
Holiday Inn - South Plainfield
Free Hot Breakfast Buffet
Indoor Swimming Pool
Rutgers Rate: $89

Best Western South Plainfield
Rutgers Rate: $60
Hampton Inn South Plainfield
Rutgers Rate $119


For additional area hotels and travel information, click here. For hotels in the Edison and Somerset areas, allow a few extra minutes travel time for rush hour traffic.

They may poke fun at New Jersey on late night TV, but no where else will you find so many places to go and things to do all within a short drive. National historic landmarks, beaches, farms, mountains, rivers, The Big Apple, Atlantic City, and Philly are all in the neighborhood. During your stay, enjoy some of our fantastic getaways.

New York City - 40 miles
Philadelphia – 80 miles
Pocono’s Ski Country – 70 miles
Atlantic City – 100 miles
Six Flags Great Adventure – 40 miles
The Jersey Shore – 30 miles
NJ Adventure Aquarium
– 60 miles
Edison Museum
– 20 miles
Duke Gardens
– 15 miles