How to Get to New York City

Getting to New York City couldn't be easier. Trains, planes, automobiles and buses have easy access to all five boroughs.

By Plane

There are three airports that service the New York City area, JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports. LaGuardia is the closest to Manhattan, JFK is the largest, and Newark Airport is actually in New Jersey. All three are notorious for delays in both arrivals and departures.

  1. John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport (JFK) - The Official Website has information on which airlines have service to JFK, as well as local travel information to and from airport.

    There are five ways to get from Kennedy Airport to Manhattan, or anywhere in New York City. From the very expensive to just under $10.00

    Taxi service is readily available to take you to and from JFK into Manhattan or any of the other boroughs. There is a flat fare from JFK of $45.00.

    If you are adventurous and would like to save some money, you can take the Subway into Manhattan from JFK. The AirTrain that shuttles passengers between terminals at the airport can also take you to the A Train line of the New York City Transit System for an additional $5.00. Keep in mind that riding the subway will require you to climb a fair amount of stairs, so if you have a lot of luggage (or simply hate climbing stairs), this mode of travel is not for you.

    There are also buses that can take you to and from the Airport. If you've been to NYC before or your hotel offers shuttle bus service then you might want to give the bus a try, but we don't recommend this mode of travel for the first time visitor.

  2. Take a look at Kennedy Airport's Official Website listed above for more information on traveling to New York City via JFK Airport.

  3. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - The Official Website has the same information as the LaGuardia Airport Website.

    Find out the five ways to get from LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan, or anywhere in New York City.

    Taxi service is also readily available to take you to and from LaGuardia into Manhattan or any of the other boroughs.

    There is also bus service to and from LaGuardia, but again we do not recommend it to the first time visitor.

    Take a look at the Airport's Official Website listed above for more information on traveling to New York City via LaGuardia Airport.

  4. Newark Liberty Int'l Airport (EWR) - The Official Website has the same information as the JFK Website.
  5. Taxi service is available at Newark Liberty Airport to take you into Manhattan or any of the other boroughs.

    You can often get a less expensive flight into Newark Liberty then you can if you arrive at one of the other airports.

    You can take a Newark Liberty Airport Express Bus into Manhattan and ride the subway, hail a cab or take a bus to your destination.

By Train

Penn (Pennsylvania) Station - 8th Avenue Between 31st to 33rd Streets, NYC

  1. Amtrak - Official Website features a fare finder, reservations, train status, hot deals and more!
  2. Long Island Rail Road - Official Website - train schedules, maps, service advisories and web tickets.
  3. New Jersey Transit - Official Website - Get train schedules, fare information, itinerary planner, service advisories and more.

Grand Central Terminal - Between 42nd and 46th Streets and Lexington Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenues

  1. Metro North - Official Website provides train schedules, maps, service advisories and web tickets.
  2. New Jersey Transit - Official Website - Get train schedules, fare information, itinerary planner, service advisories and more.

By Bus

Buses Arrive in New York City at the Port Authority Bus Terminal - Between Eighth and Ninth Avenues and 40th to 42nd Streets

  1. Greyhound - Official Website - Bus Schedules, Discounts, Purchase Tickets Online
  2. New Jersey Transit - Official Website - Get train schedules, fare information, itinerary planner, service advisories and more.
  3. Port Authority Bus Terminal - Official Website - Find alternative bus lines that have service to NYC.




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