Transportation for Ticket Holders
- The Pope’s visit coincides with 70th Anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly. The NYPD and USSS are expecting as many as 200 world leaders to be in the City so; it will be extremely difficult to get around. We expect there to be many street closures and massive gridlock and we therefore strongly encourage every attendee to take mass transportation.
- If someone drives to Manhattan, it is very possible that they could experience trouble getting around and finding parking and may miss the window to enter Madison Square Garden on time. There are plenty of mass transportation options and we are working with the key transportation organization to have extra service added to accommodate the mass attendees. The key transportation websites are below:
- In terms of buses, please do not plan to utilize a bus to get to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral or Madison Square Garden as there will be major street closures and no place to park a bus. If you elect to bring a bus earlier in the week to NYC, you need to be sure the bus company will be able to facilitate parking. Again, you should not count on using that bus to get around NYC on Thursday or Friday.
- Buses are limited. Per direction from the United States Secret Service, buses will receive a Special Pass and Special Route. Parish buses to Manhattan are only available to Rockland, Orange and Sullivan Counties.