Travel to New York City

By Airplane:

There are three major New York Metropolitan area airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LAG).  The airports are all operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the following link has extensive information about these airport and transportation to and from greater metropolitan area to these airports.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is located in the southern part of the Borough of Queens in New York City.  Transportations options from JFK to Various location in New York City include: Train, Buses, Airport Shuttle, and Taxicab service.

For train transportation: Take the Airport Airtrain to make connections with the New York City Subway and Buses.  This is the least expensive option costing $7.50.

Bus Transportation:  The Airporter Bus has regular service between JFK and several central Manhattan locations including The Grand Central Station, The Pennsylvania Station (Penn Station), and the Port Authority Station (Bus Station).

Shuttle Service:  The Airport Shuttle takes passengers to many central locations and hotels in New York City.

Taxi service: Travel from JFK to various locations in Manhattan is a flat rate of $52 plus applicable tolls (for bridges or tunnels).  You can also make reservations for car services to take you to your destination.  For more information see local transportation below.

LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is located in the northwestern part of Queens and is the closest airport to the City College of New York in northern Manhattan.  Transportation options from LaGuardia include Buses, Airport Shuttle Service, and Taxi Service.  The Q70 Limited bus service make connections to the New York City Subway system with access to downtown New York and is one of the least expensive options to get to mid-town Manhattan from LaGuardia Airport.

Another option is to take the M60 Bus directly to Northern Manhattan.  You can then to various subway and bus lines or get off at Amsterdam Ave and 125th Street, a few blocks from the City College of New York.

Newark International Airport (EWR): Is located near the City of Newark in New Jersey.  Public transportations options from Newark Airport to Manhattan (NYC) includes Buses, Airport Shuttle, and train service.  Perhaps the easiest option is to take the Airport monorail to the NJ Transit train (Commuter Rail) that will bring you to Penn Station in midtown Manhattan.  Of course there is Taxi service from the Airport to Manhattan as well, but please keep in mind that the cost includes the taxi fare plus tolls for the roads and the tunnels which can be $16 or more.

Useful Links:

Airporter Bus Service (all three airports)

Super Shuttle Service (all three airports)

Car Service from Airports to New York City Locations:  One of the reasonable prices car services is Carmel Limo, note the discount coupons on their website for transportation to and from the airports.

 Train Travel

The main means of train travel to New York City is by Amtrak.  The trains arrive at the Pennsylvania Station in midtown Manhattan (34th Street and 7th Ave)

There are extensive connections at this station to the New York City transit system.

Bus Travel

Many out of town buses arrive at the Port Authority Bus Terminal located at 42nd Street and 8th avenue.

There are extensive connections at this station to the New York City transit system.