LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
This year’s Pet Connections Expo is at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, NJ, The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center is located in the geographic heart of the Northeast, adjacent to the confluence of I-95 (The NJ Turnpike), I-287, The Garden State Parkway, and US Route 1,9, and 35. Just 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty Airport, 40 minutes south of Midtown Manhattan and 60 minutes from Northeast Philadelphia.
NEW JERSEY CONVENTION &
97 SUNFIELD AVE • EDISON, NJ 08837 (732) 417-1400
From Route 1 & 9 Southbound:
Exit at “Bonhamtown” onto Main Street, continue for 1/2 mile to the traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light onto Route 514 East (Woodbridge Avenue). Turn right at the Sheraton Hotel into Raritan Center. Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.
From Route 1 Northbound:
After crossing the Raritan River Bridge, get into the right lane. After passing, “Open Road Honda”, take the 3rd right hand exit for Route 514/Woodbridge Avenue. Follow Woodbridge Avenue for 3-4 miles. Make a right at the Sheraton Hotel into Raritan Center and Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.
From Route 287 South:
Follow 287 South to Route 514 West labeled “Raritan Center”. Follow jug handle on the right hand side to traffic light and then follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.From the NJ Turnpike (NORTH AND SOUTH)
From the NJ Turnpike (NORTH AND SOUTH)
Follow the NJ Turnpike to Exit 10. Bear right after you go through the tollbooth, following Route 514 West to Raritan Center. Take the first exit marked Raritan Center and Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.
From the Garden State Parkway Southbound:
Follow the Parkway to Exit 129. Take Route 287 North to Route 514 West. Follow Route 514 West to the first exit marked Raritan Center and Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.
From the Garden State Parkway Northbound:
Follow the Parkway to Exit 127. Follow Highways 287N/440S to Route 514 West. Route 514 West is the first exit from this route. Follow Route 514 West to the first exit marked Raritan Center. Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.
From Route 35 & Route 9 North:
Follow Routes 35 & 9 over the Driscoll Bridge, bear right at the end of the bridge. Take the second exit labeled “Raritan Center/ Riverview Drive”. Get into the far right lane and take the Raritan Center Exit. Follow this route all the way down to the second light. Make a right onto Parkway Place. At then, make a left onto Raritan Center Parkway. Follow signs from here which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.
From Route 278 Westbound:
Take the Goethals Bridge onto the New Jersey Turnpike South. Follow the Turnpike to Exit 10. Bear right after you go through the tollbooth, following Route 514 West to Raritan Center. Take the first exit marked Raritan Center and Follow signs, which are posted throughout the Industrial Park for the EXPO HALL.
From Brooklyn & Staten Island Via Outerbridge:
Take the Staten Island Expressway (RTE 278) to Outerbridge Crossing into New Jersey. Three miles from the bridge are signs for Route 514, Raritan Center. Be in the right lane so you can exit at 514 West Bonhamtown. Follow signs to Raritan Center, exit there and follow jug handle to light. Follow signs for EXPO HALL located throughout the Industrial Park.
From Brooklyn & Staten Island Via Goethals Bridge:
Take the Staten Island Expressway (RTE 278) to the Goethals Bridge. This will bring you into New Jersey. Follow signs to the New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 10. After Toll Plaza, Bear right and follow signs to 514 West/Raritan Center. Stay in two right lanes and follow jug handle to light. Follow signs posted throughout the Industrial Park for EXPO HALL.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) (1-800-247-7433) is the closest large airport to the NJ Convention Center (NJCEC). Other area airports are: New York’s LaGuardia International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Atlantic City International Airport (1-609-645-7895) or Philadelphia International Airport (1-215-937-6937).
If you fly into EWR, then you will arrive in the A, B or C concourse. The easiest way of traveling around the airport is the Air Train which is free of charge between terminals, and it is easy to find (there are signs for it throughout the airport). The Air Train leaves every 3 minutes, except between midnight and 5:00am (7:00am on Sundays), when it leaves every 15 minutes. Once at EWR, you’ll have several options for getting to NJCEC.
RENTAL: To get to the car rental companies take the Air Train to Station P3 for Avis (1-800-230-4898), Hertz (1-800-654-3131) or National (1-800-CAR-RENT), or take it to Station P2 for Budget (1-800-527-0700), Dollar (1-800-800-4000), or courtesy vehicles that’ll take you to Enterprise (1-800-RENT-A-CAR).
You can take a shuttle from Newark Airport. The State Shuttle (1-800-427-3207) is one of the shuttle companies that operate out of the Airport. Please contact your hotel for shuttle information and price.
From Newark Airport: Take the Air Train to the Newark Liberty International Airport Rail Link Station. There is a $5.50 fee to get off at the Rail Link Station. NJ Transit tickets to Edison, Metro Park or the Metuchen Train Stations are sold there. The fares range from $11.50-$13.75 (one way) for adults and $8.25-$9.25 (one way) for children, seniors and disabled, depending on which station you choose to get off at. From there, you can take a cab; they pick up outside of the train station. Some hotels will pick you up from the train stations, call the hotel to find out.
From NYC: If you’re travelling from New York City, you can take NJ Transit North East Corridor Line from Penn Station. It takes roughly an hour, and the cost ranges from $10.00-$12.25 (one way) for adult and $4.50-$5.50 for senior, child and disabled. For more information call NJ Transit at (973) 275-5555 and (800) 772-2287.
PAST NYC AND PHILADELPHIA: If you’re travelling a greater distance, you may instead want to use Amtrak (1-800-USA-RAIL) to get here. If you use Amtrak, you may need to transfer to NJ Transit at some point; you can find information on routes and scheduling, as well as make reservations, online.
For more information on The New Jersey Convention & Expo Center, visit http://www.njexpocenter.com/