Transportation to JFK

There are many forms of transportation to JFK airport. Undoubtedly, there is ground transportation and then for those who still feel like flying and avoiding all the New York City traffic, there a helicopter transportation service to and from JFK Airport and New York City downtown areas. The price for such treat is about $110 per person.

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7 Passenger Luxury SUV

JFK:  $85

LaGuardia: $70

4 Passenger Sedan

JFK:  $55

LaGuardia: $45

10 Passenger Limo

JFK:  $150

LaGuardia: $120

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For about the same amount you can hire a limousine service to take you to and from JFK from anywhere in the New York City area. Usually this will be a ten passenger limousine so if you are traveling with a lot of people this might be your best option as taxis and other car service can only fit about 3 people comfortably. A limo service definitely makes a good alternative to taxis when traveling to and from JFK International Airport.

Tip: Ignore offers of transportation from solicitors at the terminals. Go to ground transportation information center  located on the lower baggage claim level of all the terminals and ask someone at the counter. For safe and legitimate transportation, your best option is to book your means of transportation before you reach JFK so that everything is arrange for you. When you get to JFK, you can then pickup your lugged and as you exit the gate, a driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it. This is what I would highly recommend.

Don't believe everything you read, there are ground transportation companies that advertise "JFK Car Service" offering service to clients 24 hours a day 7 days a week featuring VIP service with private chauffeurs and then when you call no one answers the phone. As with every business, there are companies that provide poor service and then there are companies that puts the customer first. Here are the companies that we recommend for your ground transportation to JFK.

Ground Transportation to JFK Airport

If a limo is not suited for your needs at the time, then you might want to consider some of the other ground transportation options available. 

At JFK airport car service companies are dime a dozen (this means there are a lot to choose from). If you are traveling with 4 to 7 passengers your best option is to hire a luxury SUV. A luxury SUV from a reputable company will cost you about $85 plus tip and believe me there is a big difference between riding in a luxury SUV as supposed to a JFK Taxi. JFK Taxis are smelly to say the least and uncomfortable.

If you are traveling by yourself or with someone else then a car service that offers luxury sedans is best suited for you. The chauffeurs are more courteous than taxi drivers and the car are more maintained. A good car service company will charge between $45 to $55.

The dreaded JFK Taxi. As a last resort if you didn't book in advance and you are in a hurry do take the yellow taxis found at JFK. Expect to pay around $45 to Manhattan and more to other parts of New York City. This is a no frills ride. Usually in an old yellow taxi with a driver that smells like he hasn't taken a bath in a week.

For those traveling on a budget, there is still more available ground transportation options.

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Islip - Long Island MacArthur Airport   Astro Limo - provides non-stop limousine service from any where in Manhattan to all the Tri-State's area airports. Their fleet of limousines include 10 Passenger Lincoln Town Cars, 18 Passenger H2 Hummers and Excursion.
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  Wiltshire Limousine Service - provides 24 hours limousine service to and from New York City Airports, Westchester and Long Island airports. Their fleet of limousines includes 10 Passenger Lincoln Town Cars, 18 Passenger H2 Hummers and the 2006 Chrysler 300 stretch.
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JFK Transportation

Public transportation at JFK has become a necessity since the influx of travelers and commuters in New York City. Luckly for the traveler there are a number of public transportation venues available.

Lets start with the NYC subway system.  The New York City Subway 'A' train from Manhattan provides a service to the Howard Beach station. From there a frequent bus service connects to the terminals at JFK airport. Journey time from midtown Manhattan to JFK airport is around 90 minutes. The fare is $2. You can buy a MetroCard® Pay-Per-Ride or 7-Day.  MetroCards are accepted on all MTA buses (local, Limited-Stop and express) and on the subway. All buses accept exact fare in coins, but not pennies or half dollars. If you have large quantities of luggage, you may find it difficult to manage this long trip. Provided the bus operator considers it safe, passengers may be let off along the route at other than an official bus stop only between 10 PM - 5 AM within the New York City.

Shuttle Bus Services

There are a number of shuttle buses that serve hotels, New York City neighborhoods, major transportation terminals and corporate offices with a fleet of modern, comfortable vehicles operated by professional, trained and courteous drivers. These companies operate share ride airport shuttle service door-to-door each way between Manhattan and JFK Airport. 

Shuttle and express bus service is available from Kennedy Airport to the Port Authority, Grand Central Terminal & Penn Station.

  • New York Airport Service Express Bus: Makes trips every 15-30 minutes to Port Authority, Grand Central Terminal & Penn Station. $15 per ride
  • Trans-Bridge Bus Line: Tel: 1-800-962-9135. Three trips daily to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. $12 per ride.


Operating 24 hours every day, AirTrain is JFK airport is a new train service that takes you between JFK Airport and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train, New York City Transit subways, and local buses.

By connecting with LIRR trains and NYCT subways, AirTrain makes it possible for travelers to avoid traffic and ride the rails to and from the airport. Just as important, it also serves as a convenient on-airport service, as the AirTrain makes frequent stops at airline terminals, parking lots, hotel shuttle areas and rental car facilities.

Cost: $5 Enter/Exit fare + subway

Car Rental

I would recommend visitors to New York City to rent cars, unless they're planning extensive travel outside of the major metropolitan area. Parking in New York City is both expensive and difficult to find, and you will find your money better spent on mass transit or a car service. If you need to rent a car, the following car rental companies operate at JFK International Airport: Avis, Budget, Dollar Rent A Car, Enterprise, Hertz & National Car Rental. Each terminal's arrival level will have either rental car counter or courtesy telephones for each company. Courtesy transportation is available from each terminal to the rental car offices. 

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