New York: Airport To City – Taxi, Train, Bus Or Car

So, you’ve made it. The plane has landed and your New York adventure is about to begin. But after flying an average of 8 and a 1/2 hours and making your way through US passport control the last thing you want to do is mess around trying to figure out how the hell you get from the airport you landed at (there are 3 very different possibilities) to the city proper. But never fear!  We’ve put together a mini-guide that’ll tell you how best to get from the airport to central New York via a variety of different modes of transport.

How to get to New York from John F. Kennedy International Airport

You have to ride the subway at least once in NYC © Gianpaolo la Paglia/Unsplash.com

By Taxi

Cost: $52.50 (£43) flat rate
Duration: 30-60 minutes to Penn Station
Phone No.: 212-NYC-TAXI (+1 212-692-8294)
Website: Taxi and Limo Commission

By Public Transport

The Cheaper Way: Airtrain JFK ($5/£4) + Single subway ride ($2.75/£2.20) = $7.75 (£6.25) in total
Duration: 60-75 minutes to Penn Station

The Faster Way: Airtrain JFK ($5/£4) + Long Island Rail Road ($7.25/£6.25 [morning] or $10/£8 [evening]) = $12.25 (£9.85) or $15 (£12)
Duration: 40 Minutes to Penn Station

Hire A Car And Check Out That Famous New York Traffic 

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How to get to New York from Laguardia Airport

New York’s famous yellow cabs © Andrew Ruiz/Unsplash.com

By Taxi

Cost: $29-$37 (£24-30) metered fare, plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity
Duration: 20-25 minutes to Penn Station
Phone No.: 212-NYC-TAXI (+1 212-692-8294)
Website: Taxi and Limo Commission

By Public Transport

Laguardia Airport Shuttle: $15 (£12) one-way, $28 (£23.50) round-trip, runs from 06:00-23:30, every 30 minutes, WiFi on board.
Duration: 60 minutes to Penn Station
Bus + Train: $2.75 (£2.20) – Free transfer from bus to train with MetroCard
Option 1: The Q70 bus goes non-stop to 61st/Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, where you can connect with five different subway                             lines, or you can connect to LIRR (Long Island Rail Road) for +$5 (£4) to Penn Station. Both options are about 60 minutes.
Option 2: The M60 bus goes to Harlem and connects to all the major subway lines in Manhattan.

Hire A Car And Drive Downtown in NYC

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How to get to New York from Newark Liberty International Airport

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yes, it’s a plane © Michal Steflovic/Shutterstock.com

Taxi

Cost: $55-65 (£44.50-32.50) metered fare
Duration: 40-60 minutes to Penn Station

Public Transport

Train: $18.50 (£14.90): Airtrain Newark ($5.50/£4.40) + NJ Transit Rail ($13/£10.50) (Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line) to Penn Station
Duration: 30-40 minutes to Penn Station

Bus: $16 (£12.90) One-Way, $28 (£23.50) Return, Newark Airport Express, leaves every 15 minutes
Duration: 40-50 minutes to Penn Station

Hire A Car And Yell “I’m NOT Walking Here!”

Note: Currency conversions are based on the rates shown on April 10th, 2017. Prices are subject to change, may vary, or no longer be available.

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