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There are three International Airports surrounding New York City:
- JFK - John F. Kennedy International Airport
Located in the South East corner of Queens. For information regarding airport conditions, directions, parking, transportation, airlines, lost and found, etc. call: 718-244-4444, or go to
JFK Airport connects to Manhattan in several ways on public rail service. The AirTrain connects JFK to Jamaica Station where you can access the E subway train or the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), both of which will bring into Midtown Manhattan (Penn Station 34th Street).
- LGA - LaGuardia International Airport
Located in the North part of Queens. For information regarding airport conditions, directions, parking, transportation, airlines, lost and found, etc. call: 718-533-3400, or go to
Travel into Manhattan from LaGuardia is limited to bus/taxi/car. There is a $13 shuttle bus that runs approximately every 30 minutes that brings you to Grand Central Station, Penn Station, or Port Authority Bus Terminal.
- EWR - Newark International Airport
Located South West of NYC in New Jersey. For information regarding airport conditions, directions, parking, transportation, airlines, lost and found, etc. call: 973-961-6000, or go to
Travel into Manhattan is accessible from the NJTransit train system, which brings you to Penn Station.
Newark International Airport, while usually lumped into the New York Airports, is located in New Jersey. Flying into Newark will take you the most time to reach midtown Manhattan and most likely cost the most.
There are 2 main train stations in Manhattan:
- Grand Central
Located on 42nd St. between Park and Lexington Ave.
Schedules for Metro North rail service can be found at:
Grand Central Station (42nd) is located along the 4, 5, 6, and 7 Subway lines. It also connects, via the S shuttle line, to the 42nd Times Square subway lines (A, C, E, 1, 2, 3).
- Penn Station
Located on 33rd St. between 7th and 8th Ave.
The Long Island Rail Road, NJTransit and Amtrak all stop in Penn Sation. LIRR Schedules can be found at http://lirr42.mta.info/ for the LIRR. Amtrak information can be located at www.amtrak.com. New Jersey Transit schedules can be located at www.njtransit.com.
Penn Station is located along the 1, 2, 3, A, C, and E subway lines.
The Subway Map is viewable at any station, usually in clear sight of the entrance. Some stations may even have a paper map for you to take. You can also access a real-time map by downloading the Subway Time App in the iTunes app store. An online map can be viewed here: http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html.
Riding the NYC Subway requires a MetroCard. There is a $1 surcharge to purchase a new card, plus $2.75 per ride. A 7-day Unlimited card is $31. More information regarding the price of a MetroCard can be found at: http://web.mta.info/nyct/fare/FaresatAGlance.htm.
Subways run 24 hours a day - but after midnight you might wait 20 minutes for a train.
- The NYC subway system does NOT go to NJ. The PATH train does. The closest PATH station in midtown is located at 33rd street near Heralds Square. from there, it is in walking distance of the B, D, F, N, Q, and R subway lines. Please visit http://www.panynj.gov/path.
Within the city, taxis cruise the streets looking for passengers. Yellow medallion taxis are the ONLY vehicles authorized to pick up street hails. One fare covers all passengers.
Fare begins at $2.50, then jumps 50 cents for each additional fifth of a mile
(also for each 50 seconds stopped or travelling under 12 miles an hour). There is a $1.00 surcharge during peak weekday hours (4 PM till 8 PM) and nightly 50 cent surcharge (between 8 PM till 6 AM).
More information regarding rates and travel can be found at http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/passenger/taxicab_rate.shtml
or call 212-302-TAXI
If you are within NYC and need assistance locating travel delays, reporting a problem, or simply a little turned around, dial 311 from your phone, or text 311-692. 311 works only inside the NYC limits.