When flying to New York City, John F. Kennedy International Airport is the most likely airport you pass through. However, Lower Manhattan is approximately 17 miles away from the airport and take around 30 minutes by road. So, getting to and from the airport would be a task. The airport authorities offer several modes of transport to facilitate and ease traveling. They comes at varying price points, hence suitable to passengers of all travel class.


Efficient and cost effective way to travel in New York City. Board an AirTrain at Jamaica or Howard Beach to reach the airport. Take a subway to Jamaica or Howard Beach, but do note that All NYC Subway fares are separate from AirTrain, but they can be paid using any MetroCard.

Bus to airport

Visit the Port Authority Welcome Center for assistance or locate the self-service kiosk nearby where you can contact authorized shared-ride or private car services. Travel with ease and comfort.

Airport taxi

Taxis at JFK Airport charge a flat fare of $52 for trips between the airport and Manhattan. Taxis impose a $4.50 surcharge during peak hours (4-8 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. There is also a NY State tax of 50 cents added to trips within New York, but not for trips to NJ.

However, there are illegal solicitors at the airport, so visit the Port Authority Welcome Center at the arrival area and an uniformed staff will assist you. Also, you may head directly for the taxi stand located outside each terminal for safe and legitimate transportation.

To reduce costs, passengers traveling to similar destinations may also share taxi rides. Connect easily with other travelers going your way using Bandwagon, the taxi-sharing app.

Pre- booked Transfer, Limo Service

Car Rentals

Head to the rental car counter or courtesy telephone with instructions on contacting each of the authorized companies such as Hertz, Avis, Advantage, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Payless, Alamo, National & more.

Airport Shuttle

When connecting within LaGuardia, use the convenient shuttle bus service. Take the free Purple Route, Red Route, or Blue Route. Curtesy buses to transfer between parking lots and terminals.

Pick Up & Drop Off

If you are picking up family or friends at JFK, use one of our FREE Cell Phone Lot waiting areas. Conveniently located at each of the primary airport entrances, there are Cell Phone Lots located just off the Van Wyck Expressway and the JFK Expressway. Note that drivers must stay with their vehicles at all times.