Getting to NYC

Getting to NYC

Getting Here
New York City is served by six area airports. Of these, three are major hubs: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are both in Queens, while Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located in neighboring New Jersey. Other metropolitan-area airports include Stewart International Airport (SWF), Westchester County Airport (HPN) and MacArthur Airport (ISP). The City’s three major airports provide easy access to the City via taxis, buses, vans, subways, trains and private limo and car services.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
jfkairport.com | +1.718.244.4444

JFK is 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. It handles the most international traffic of any airport in the United States. More than 70 airlines serve its six-passenger terminals.

Getting to Manhattan from JFK

  • Taxi: the flat-rate fare is $52 (excluding surcharges, tolls, and gratuity); 50–60 minutes to/from Midtown. +1.212.NYC.TAXI (692.8294)
  • Subway: $10.50 ($7.75 for AirTrain JFK and $2.75 for subway); 60–75 minutes to Midtown Manhattan on the A subway line at the Howard Beach–JFK Airport station, or the E, J, Z subway lines and Long Island Railroad (LIRR) train at the Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave. station.
  • Train: $7.75 AirTrain JFK connects to LIRR Jamaica Station, $10.75 peak/$7.75 off-peak train to Penn Station (NOTE: $5.75–6.50 surcharge for tickets purchased onboard train). On Saturday and Sunday, the CityTicket fare to Penn Station is $4.50. The trip to Penn Station is 20 minutes (not including the AirTrain ride).
  • Public bus: $2.75 (with free transfer to subway line into Manhattan); 60–75 minutes to Midtown. The Q3 bus at JFK connects to the F subway line, the B15 connects to the 3-line, and the Q10 bus connects to the E and F lines.
  • Private bus, van companies and limo car services are also available. Check at the Port Authority Welcome Center on the Arrivals Level of each terminal.

 

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
laguardiaairport.com | +1.708.533.3400

LaGuardia is on the northern shore of Queens and is the closest airport to Midtown Manhattan about eight miles away. It handles domestic and international air traffic. Its four passenger terminals serve nine airlines.

Getting to Manhattan from LaGuardia

  • Taxi: Metered fare is approximately $30–38 (excluding surcharges, tolls and gratuity); 30 minutes to/from Midtown. +1.212.NYC.TAXI (692.8294).
  • Public bus: fare is $2.75 for the Select Bus Service M60 between LaGuardia and Manhattan’s Upper West Side (106th Street and Broadway), with stops at all major Manhattan subway lines (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, B, C, D); 45–60 minutes. The express Q70 bus goes to the 82nd St./Jackson Heights subway station (for the 7-subway line) and the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave. subway station (for 7, E, F, M or R lines); add 15–20 minutes for the subway ride.
  • Private bus, van companies and limo car services are also available. Check at the Port Authority Welcome Center on the Arrivals Level of each terminal.

 

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
newarkairport.com | +1.888.EWR.INFO (397.4636)

Newark Liberty is served by more than 30 international and domestic carriers. The airport is across the Hudson River from New York City, 16 miles and 45-60 minutes from Midtown Manhattan.

Getting to Manhattan from Newark Liberty

  • Taxi: Service to Midtown is permitted only via New Jersey–regulated taxis. Metered fares range $60–70 (excluding surcharges, tolls, and gratuity). Seniors (ages 62 and older) receive a 10% discount. Newark Taxi Division, +1.973.733.8912; Elizabeth Taxi Commission, +1.908.820.4000, ext. 4178. NOTE: When traveling to Newark Liberty from Midtown, taxi service is via NYC’s regulated taxis. Metered fares range $70–85 (excluding surcharges, tolls, and gratuity). +1.212.NYC.TAXI (692.8294).
  • Train: AirTrain Newark is free between EWR terminals. Purchase a flat-rate $15.25 ticket for a connection on an NJ Transit into New York’s Penn Station. Note: Retain your receipt to show to conductors on each train connection.
  • Private bus, van companies and limo car services are also available. Check at the Port Authority Welcome Center on the Arrivals Level of each terminal.

 

Other Ways to Get Here
In addition to nearby airports, New York City is easily accessible via an extensive network of bridges, tunnels, ferries, trains, light rail, buses, heliports, and cruise ports.

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