A GUIDE 2022 TO NYC Airports

Flying into NYC airports for the first time can be a daunting experience. All three airports are located outside of Manhattan, which can pose a challenge to a new arrival. This guide is intend to highlight the best airport transportation options from each of New York City’s major airports.

Transportation from JFK Airport to Manhattan

A GUIDE 2022 TO NYC Airports
NYC airports

Airtrain to Subway or Train

The journey from JFK to Manhattan by train and subway is fairly simple. After departing your plane, follow signs to the JFK Airtrain. Depending on where you are going in Manhattan, take the JFK Airtrain to either Jamaica Station or Howard Beach Station. At Jamaica Station, you can take a Manhattan-bound E Train towards Midtown Manhattan or the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station. The subway option costs $7.75 total and takes around an hour, while the Long Island Railroad option costs $13 total and takes about 35 minutes.

For travelers headed to Lower Manhattan, stay on the Airtrain for the Howard Beach station and catch a Manhattan-bound A Train. This costs $7.75 total and takes about fifty minutes. Tickets are purchased on-site.

GO Airlink Airport Shuttle

GO Airlink is an official licensee of the New York and New Jersey UFABET Port Authorities. Shared airport shuttle rides start at $13, and are available 24/7. Agents and service phones at every airport terminal for your convenience. Recognized as having the best on-time record of any ground transportation company in NYC. In addition to all of these benefits, ride-sharing is also one of the most environmentally-friendly transportation choices you can make during your stay in New York City. Trip may take up to ninety minutes depending on traffic.


If you prefer more private airport transportation, a cab from JFK has a flat rate of $52, excluding tolls, tip and a potential $4.50 surcharge during rushhour. Tolls from JFK into Manhattan will generally run around $6 so be prepared to expend up to $75 or so for a taxi to Manhattan. The taxi may take up to ninety minutes depending on traffic.


Uber and other ridesharing services are also available at Newark Airport. Upon arrival, simply open up the Uber app and note the size of vehicle you need, call the Uber and proceed to the passenger pick-up area. Let the driver know which door number to pick you up at and you will be on your way. As with taxis, the price and travel time can vary considerably, but expect between $40-$50 and approximately one hour to drive to Manhattan.