New York Airports and Transportation

How to get to and from the airport, and getting around the city on public transportation

New York Taxi

Taxis remain a popular way to get around New York City - ©

New York Airports (JFK, La Guardia, Newark Liberty)

If you're flying from outside the United States, you'll be arriving at JFK Airport in Queens or Newark Liberty across the Hudson River. The city's third airport, La Guardia, is used for domestic flights.
To reach Manhattan from JFK you may take buses that circle around all the terminals (taking about one hour), or a taxi that should cost anywhere between $40 and $60 (including toll and tip). Unless you're flying alone, taxi is the best option. Better yet is choosing a Shuttle Arrival Transfer or Shuttle Departure Transfer between any of the three airports and your Manhattan hotel (see link below).
If you choose not to go for any of the transfer services above from Newark's airport, take the free monorail from your terminal to the airport's train station, from where you can take a train into Manhattan's Penn Station (stopping at Newark's Penn Station first), with the journey taking about 20 minutes. Alternatively, you may choose a taxi that could cost over $50 and take anywhere between 40 minutes to one hour, depending on traffic.

Transfers from the Airport

If you don't wish to rely on public transportation and prefer the convenience of a transfer, here are your options:


Getting Around

Once in Manhattan, you'll be doing a lot of walking. This is one of the world's best walking cities, but to cover longer distances you have the subway or the famous yellow taxis.

Car Rental

If you plan to go outside the city, such as up to Niagara Falls, the Hamptons, or perhaps to the casinos of Atlantic City, you need to rent a car. Check out the cheapest rates here:

Car Rentals

New York City Map

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