John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Taxis charge a flat fare of $52.00 USD from the airport to Manhattan and impose a $4.50 USD surcharge during peak hours of 4 pm – 8 pm on weekdays.
AirTrain and MTA
Take the Airtrain from the arrival terminal at the airport to Jamaica station or Howard Beach station, followed by the MTA subway to Penn station at Midtown Manhattan. The ride will cost you $7.75 USD with a journey time of 50 minutes. This fare includes the $5.00 USD charge for the Airtrain while the balance is the fare for the subway.
Shared-ride Vans or Shuttle Buses
Reservations for shared-ride van and private car services can be made at the Port Authority Welcome Centre located on the Arrivals level of each terminal. If the centre is closed, there is a convenient self-service kiosk nearby.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Several international flights land at the Newark Airport in New Jersey and there are many easy ways to reach Manhattan from here.
Newark Airport Express Bus
The Airport Express is a direct motor coach service that runs every 15 – 30 minutes between the airport and Midtown Manhattan with stops at Grand Central Station, Bryant Park and Port Authority Bus Terminal. A one-way ticket costs $16 USD plus a $1 USD administrative fee and the journey time is between 45 – 60 minutes.
AirTrain and NJ Trains
AirTrain Network operates a free monorail service connecting the airport terminals, parking lots, hotel shuttles, rental car facilities and to NJ Transit stops. When you buy an NJ Transit ticket from the Newark Liberty International Airport station, it includes the AirTrain Newark fare which is $5.50 USD and you can reach Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan in around 40 minutes with a fare of $13.00 USD.
Taxis can be hailed at the airport with a flat fee of $50 USD to $70 USD depending on your destination in Manhattan.
Reservations for shared-ride van and private car services can be made at the Port Authority Welcome Center located on the Arrivals level of each terminal. If the Center is closed, there is a convenient self-service kiosk nearby where you can contact authorised shared-ride or private car services.
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