Area Information and Transportation

Ramapo College’s campus is surrounded by the Ramapo Mountains and the lush Ramapo Valley. A campus shuttle runs in the summer, taking residents and students to Mahwah train Station (NJ Transit) and the nearby towns of Suffern and Mahwah. There is also a shuttle bus, run by Shortline, that goes directly to and from Manhattan. However, there are no towns or stores accessible by foot.

A campus map with the locations of all buildings in use during the workshop is attached here.
Campus Map
The College’s website provides detailed information about area lodging and restaurants, as well as local services at Ramapo local info

Getting Here and Away

By Air:
If you are flying in for the workshop, the closest major airport is Newark Liberty International Airport, about 35 miles from campus. LaGuardia and JFK airports are also considered local, though travel from one of these may take anywhere from 1.5-3 hours. The trip from Newark Airport to campus can take anywhere from 40-75 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.

Ground Transport from Newark Airport:
Via a private shuttle company (for a total of approximately $39 each way) and a taxi:
The private company Air Brook Shuttle runs scheduled vans to and from Newark Airport to Ridgewood, NJ, a nearby town. Click here for their schedule: Air Brook Express offers convenient

New Jersey Transit runs trains from Newark Airport to the train station closest to our campus, Ramsey, Rt. 17. Schedules and fares can be found at the NJ Transit website.

Ground Transport from NYC or Elsewhere:
You can take NJ Transit from Penn Station in Manhattan or connect to NJ Transit from Amtrak and travel to our campus easily. Several train stations are close by, including Mahwah, Suffern, and Ramsey, Rt. 17. We have asked a small taxi company to be on call all day on arrival days and that company, Deborah’s Taxi, will be picking up from Ramsey Rt. 17 all afternoon on July 17 and 24. We suggest that all participants who are taking the train get off at Ramsey Rt. 17. This will facilitate sharing cabs or arranging other pick-ups.

Local Taxi:
Deborah Taxi: (845) 300-0332

By Car:
If you plan to drive your car to the workshop, use the following address for GPS, Google Maps or Mapquest:
505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ, 07430.

In order to park on campus you must display a current parking permit. These will be distributed to all workshop participants via email – make sure to print it out and display it inside your car when parking on campus.