Transport From and To the Airport
Whether traveling from John F. Kennedy, Newark, or LaGuardia airport, buses, subways,
and cabs are an option. Cab fares are minimum of $60 per ride, so unless you're traveling
with a group of 4, it isn't worth the splurge. It's usually quicker to travel to the center via
public transport. Most of all don't be afraid to ask the airport staff! All of the airports offer
New York Welcome Centers and will be able to answer most of your questions.
Here are the options for each major airport:
John F. Kennedy International Airport
JFK has many transportation options. From the AirTrain, public subways, and buses, and
taxis, public transportation can get you where you need to go. AirTrain JFK provides easy
access to both the Long Island Rail Road and MTA's New York City subway and bus sys-
tem. If NYC is only a pit stop in your journey, JFK is located for regional highway travel
and offers car rental opportunities.
LaGuardia Airport offers a variety of public transportation options to get you into Manhat-
tan. The M60 Bus takes you directly from the airport to 125 th street in Manhattan. From
there, you can transfer to a subway train to the 1/2/3, 4/5/6, A/C and D subway trains (free
transfer with MetroCard, otherwise $2.50 additional. The NYC Airporter and Super Shuttler
are two bus services outside of Penn Station, Grand Central, or Port Authority that take you
directly to the airport and drop you off at your terminals for a cool $13 each way.
Newark Liberty Airport
Like the LaGuardia and JFK Super Shuttler and NYC Airporter, bus services are available
to and from the airport from Penn Station, Grand Central, or Port Authority in Manhattan. If
heading to the subway trains, use the AirTrain Newark system to connect to a NJ TRANSIT
or Amtrak train. Tickets are $5.50.