As a leading international gateway, JFK Airport has more than 80 airlines operating from its gates, and handles around 50 million passengers a year, it is the 6th busiest airport in the United Sates and the 17th busiest in the World.
Luckily for commuters, JFK is connected to New York’s AirTrain. Running 24 hours a day this cheap and eco-friendly subway provides an easy way to commute from the airport into the city. This is because the AirTrain connects with the MTA New York City subways and buses, and the Long Island rail road. Traveling via the AirTrain tends to require a connection to get to your intended destination, and costs around $8. You can even catch the AirTrain to stops around the airport free or charge. They’re lined up outside every terminal, and you won’t incur a luggage charge.
There are also a range of taxi, car and van services located outside each terminal, which can take you between terminals, costing up to $14, or to your intended destinations, which vary widely in price. If you have trouble finding the taxi services, the Port Authority Welcome Centre can point you in the right direction.
If you’d prefer to travel at your own pace, there are car rentals available. Finding a rental car is simple, as there are counters or a courtesy telephone provided at each terminal, assisting your rental experience.
If you are taking the family on a long haul flight, then JFK is a great place to break up the journey with a stopover. Featuring a whole host of restaurants, services and shops, JFK airport will keep you entertained whether you’re waiting for a quick transfer or a flight home.
Newark New Jersey
As the nation’s oldest airfield, Newark Liberty International Airport is becoming one of the fastest growing transport hubs in America.
Located only 14 miles from Manhattan, getting from Newark Airport is simple. The quick, efficient and eco-friendly AirTrain, operates 24 hours a day and provides easy connections to the New Jersey Transit, and the rail lines running on the Northeast corridor and North Jersey Coastline. The AitTrain can also be used for quick transport between airport terminals and other airport facilities too.
Passengers can travel via taxi, car or van thanks to the quick and easy rental services provided outside each terminal; the Port Authority Welcome Center staff can direct you in the right direction. There are also public transport services in the shape of trains and public and express buses, connecting you to various New York destinations.
Those who may prefer travelling in their own vehicle can rent a car from either parking station 2 or 3.
With a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee and even massage bars available, Newark Airport caters well for all its passengers.