Travel

There are many ways to reach New York, depending on where you are traveling from. Below you will find various resources to help you plan your travel to New York City.

Airports

If you are planning to fly into New York, there are three local airports you can fly into, depending on where you are traveling from.

JFK Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) referred to as JFK is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. It is about 12 miles (19km) southeast of Lower Manhattan and can be reached by car, train or bus.

Visit the official JFK website for more details.

Information on traveling to and from the Newark Airport can be found on the Transportation page here.

 

LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Airport (LAG) is the closest of New York’s airports to New York City, just 8 miles (13km) from Manhattan. LaGuardia Airport is accessible a number of ways including public transit, taxi, cars and shared rides. LaGuardia Airport also has a number of rental car agencies both on-site and near the airport.

Visit the official LaGuardia website for more details.

Information on traveling to and from the Newark Airport can be found on the Transportation page here.

 

Newark Airport

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. It is about 15 miles (24km) southwest of Midtown Manhattan and can be reached by car, train or bus.

Visit the official Newark website for more details.

Information on traveling to and from the Newark Airport can be found on the Transportation page here.


Trains and Buses

New York City is accessible by all major US bus lines (Greyhound, Peter Pan, MegaBus, Bolt Bus, etc), Amtrak trains and MetroNorth for regional travelers.

View information for Amtrak Train Service to NYC here, which arrive and depart from Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan (NYP).

View information for Greyhound Bus service to NYC here, Mega Bus here, or see a complete listing of all bus services here from the NY-NJ Port Authority.

 


NYC Public Transportation

New York City has an excellent public transportation system that serves all 5 boroughs of New York City. More information about public transportation options into and within New York City are available on the NYC MTA website here.

You can also use this NYC MYA Trip Planner to help you with travel in the metro area.


NYC Airporter (Shuttle bus)

This is a good option if you don’t want to try and navigate the subways or spend a lot on a taxi. You can find the Airporter Shuttle on the ground floor near the taxis, before you leave the terminal in the Ground Transportation Welcome Center and also outside of the baggage claim area. You can purchase a One-Way or Roundtrip ticket. They run on 15-30 minute schedules and have various drop off sites in the city, including at the major hubs like Grand Central and Penn Station. More details on their site.


Citi Bike

While New York City does not have a free bike system, it does have a growing publicly-accessible private bike service called Citi Bikes, which are located in numerous spots around the city. Find out more about City Bike and where to rent a bike on their website map here.

 


Other Travel Resource

The NYC Tourist website has information on travel, hotels, tourist destinations and much more for those traveling into NYC.

The NYCMap360 website has excellent information for travelers coming to NYC, including downloadable and printable maps for airports, bus lines, public transportation and bike routes.

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