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Transportation to New York Airport from the City Center

John F Kennedy Airport

There are many transportations methods available to get from the city center to the airport. No matter where you are in New York City you have access to the metro. Take the metro to Jamaica Station or Howard Beach Station, both of which are close to the airport; from there you can get on the AirTrain line and take it all the way to JFK.  

To get from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn to JFK you can take metro line A to Howard Beach Station. Then get on the AirTrain, which provides transportation to the terminals. The duration of the trip can vary according to where in the city you are departing from, but it usually takes around 60-75 minutes.  

To get from Manhattan to JFK you can take metro line E or the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train. Both lines go to Jamaica Station, from where you have to get on the AirTrain to get to the airport terminals. LIRR is the fastest option while the metro is the cheapest option. To get from the north of Queens or the south of Brooklyn to JFK, you can take the J line or the Z line. The metros and trains run every 5-10 minutes.

The NYC Airporter express shuttle bus service is another transportation alternative. These shuttles depart from Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal and the total time to get to JFK takes about 90 minutes. One thing to consider when picking this method of transportation is the varying traffic conditions. These shuttle buses run every 30 minutes.  

Airport Information

JFK International Airport is the busiest airport in the United States, in terms of international passenger entry into the country. JFK serves passengers with 6 terminals, Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, Terminal 4, Terminal 5, and Terminal 6. Close to 100 airlines from 50 countries land at this large airport. AirTrain trains provide transportation between the terminals. There are parking lots in various parts of the terminals, which can accommodate a total of 15,000 vehicles. These parking lots offer both short-term and long-term parking.

There are a total of 5 large hotels located in close proximity to the airport: Crowne Plaza, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Radisson and Gardens Inn. These hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport. To get to the hotel shuttles, first get on the AirTrain and take it to Federal Circle Station. You can access the hotels using the shuttles that depart from this station. The 6 passenger terminals at the airport all offer a wide variety of eating and drinking venues. Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonalds, Euro Cafe, Starbucks, New York Hotdog, Eat & Go Istanbul, Wendy’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Subway are only a few of them.

If you want to go shopping your options are endless. There are many Duty Free shops like International Shops Duty Free, DFS Duty Free, and Duty Free Americas. You can also find many brand name stores like L’Occataine, Pandora, Swatch, Hudson, Victoria Secret, M&M’s Store, Best Buy, Guess, Hermes, Mont Blanc, and BVLGARI. Lounge services belonging to various airlines, like British Airways, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, KLM, and Air France are scattered throughout all the terminals.

Terminal 1 and Terminal 4 have the most lounge services. The airport contains a total of 22 lounges. You can connect to the internet at the airport for a fee. There are daily or monthly unlimited plans or you can also connect by paying an hourly usage fee.

Last Updated: November 15, 2016

Newark Liberty Intl Airport

From Penn Station, one of the city’s major stations located in central Manhattan, you can get to Newark Liberty Airport Station in about 30 minutes by taking the NJ Transit train or the Amtrak train. From this station you need to get on the AirTrain trains, which depart every 3 minutes and get to the airport terminals in about 10 minutes.

The Newark Airport Express service is another transportation alternative to get to the airport. These buses depart from Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal, and Port Authority Bus Terminal and the total time to get to Newark Liberty Airport is about 60 minutes. If you are going to use this method of transportation we recommend taking the varying traffic conditions into account. These buses run every 30 minutes.  

Airport Information

Newark Liberty Airport was the first airport to open in New York. It is ranked second in terms of passenger density, after JFK. Newark Liberty Airport has a total of 3 passenger terminals, Terminal A, Terminal B, and Terminal C. Terminal A is divided into 3 satellite buildings. Terminal B was expanded into a 3 level facility. Terminal C was built after Terminal A and Terminal B. Terminal C only handles United Airlines and United Express flights.

Like JFK, AirTrain trains provide free transportation between the terminals and the parking lot.

There are a variety of restaurants and cafes located in all 3 terminals, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Subway, Market Fresh, Villa Pizza, Phillip’s Seafood, Wendy’s, Java Moon Cafe, and World Bean.

If you want to go shopping your options are endless. There are many Duty Free shops like EJE Duty Free, Duty Free Shop, and Dufry Duty Free. You can also find many brand name stores like Swatch, Hudson, Best Buy, The Body Shop, Sunglass Hut, MAC, and L’Occataine. Lounge services belonging to various airlines, like British Airways, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, and Porter Airlines are scattered throughout all the terminals.

Terminal B offers the most lounge services. You can connect to the internet at the airport for a fee. There are daily or monthly unlimited plans or you can also connect by paying an hourly usage fee.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Transportation to Los Angeles City Center from Airport

Citicorp Airport

Los Angeles International Airport is located 24 km from the city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center and its surrounding areas from the airport, including buses, trains, taxis, and rental cars. The LAX Shuttle buses provide transportation between terminals. These shuttle buses also provide service to public transportation stops near the airport like trains and buses.

LAX Shuttle

The LAX Shuttle buses are free and accessible in front of each terminal at the airport. There are three LAX Shuttle bus lines. The “A” Shuttle operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and runs every 10 minutes, departing from in front of the terminals and providing transportation between the airport’s nine terminals. The “C” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and Parking Lot C. Parking Lot C is also the LAX City Bus Center bus stop. The “G” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and the Metro Green Line Aviation Station. So if you want to take the bus or metro the shuttle buses that depart in front of the terminals provide free transportation to the closest metro or bus stop.

Metro

The Los Angeles Metro Network consists of trains that travel both aboveground and underground. The Metro Green Line passes by the Aviation/LAX Station, which is in very close proximity to the airport. You can access this station by using the “G” LAX Shuttle bus, which departs in front of the airport terminals.

The Metro Green Line operates between Norwalk and Redondo Beach. It doesn’t go to the city center. However, you can transfer to other metro lines from the Green Line depending on where in the city you are going to go. For example, to get to Union Station you have to switch lines twice. You might prefer to take the metro since it avoids traffic and is an affordable transportation option.

In addition, depending on your final destination in the city, the metro might be the best method of transportation. We recommend taking a look at the map of the metro lines and routes on the internet or at the airport.

To take the metro in Los Angeles you need to purchase a TAP card. The TAP card is an electronic ticket used for fare payment. According to your travel needs you can purchase monthly, weekly, and daily TAP cards.  

Bus

LAX Shuttle “C” departs from in front of the terminals everyday day of the year and provides free transportation to Parking Lot C. From Parking Lot C the LAX City Bus Center is a short walk away. There are many buses that depart from this bus stop and go to many different parts of the city.

You can take the Big Blue Bus R3 line to get to Santa Monica, the Culver City Bus R6 line to get to Westwood, the LADOT Commuter Express 574 line to get to Slymar Metrolink Station, or travel in the opposite direction to El Segundo, or take the LADOT 438 line to Redondo Beach. To get to Torrance you can take the Torrance Transit T8 bus.

Airport Shuttle Buses

Every day of the week the FlyAway buses depart from in front of the terminals every 30 minutes and provide transportation to the city center or other places in Los Angeles. Follow the FlyAway signs at the airport, which will lead you to the FlyAway bus stop in front of the terminal where you can easily access the bus. The FlyAway airport shuttle service is the most practical and most widely used way to get to your destination in the city. These shuttle buses go to Union Station, Van Nuys in San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Santa Monica, and Hollywood. You can find out which bus goes to which destination by checking the signs on the bus. FlyAway buses feature a sign for which location it serves. These buses offer non-stop transportation to these destinations.

Under normal conditions the bus to the center of Los Angeles from the airport takes about 35-40 minutes. However this can vary depending on the traffic conditions. Ticket prices are a bit more expensive than other public transportation alternatives but they are quite reasonable considering the fact that these buses provide practical and non-stop services. Those who wish can buy round-trip tickets, which are valid for 30 days. You can purchase tickets from the self-service ticket machines or pay with a credit card on the bus. Let us remind you that you cannot purchase a ticket with cash on the bus.  

Taxi

Taxis are available at the front of the arrivals hall of each terminal. If you follow the yellow taxi signs you can easily find the cab stop. Taxis are a bit costly but they are a comfortable method of transportation since they take you directly to where you need to go. As it is in many cities, if you are going to take a cab we recommend taking an official airport taxi.

Rental Car

Renting a car at Los Angeles International Airport is another convenient way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies located in Parking Lot C, such as Dollar, Fox, Hertz, National Car Rental, Alamo, Avis, Advantage, Payless, Thrifty, and Budget. You can get to Parking Lot C by taking LAX Shuttle “C”. If you call head of time some rental car companies will send a vehicle and drive you to this parking lot for free. Renting a car is always a good choice for a more flexible travel itinerary. Los Angeles is a city that was made for driving, the roads are wide and parking is easy and convenient, so renting a car is a great option.

Airport Information

Los Angeles International Airport, also referred to as LAX, is the 7th busiest airport in the world and the largest and busiest airport in not only the Greater Los Angeles Area but in all of California. It is an extremely modern and organized airport that handles a significant portion of international flights in Southern California. There are 9 terminals at the airport. 8 of those 9 terminals are numbered, such as Terminal 1, Terminal 2, etc. The international terminal at LAX is the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The Tom Bradley International Terminal operates a large number of international flights.

Los Angeles International Airport offers a wide variety of venues when it comes to eating and drinking and shopping. If you are flying out of Tom Bradley International Terminal and want to grab a bite to eat you can dine at places like the Daily Grill, El Paseo, McDonald’s, Marina Bar, Sushi Boy, Starbucks, Pinkberry, 800 Degrees Pizza, and more.

This terminal also has many boutiques such as Burberry, DFS Duty Free, Gucci, Hermes, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, and Victoria’s Secret. The terminal also contains many Duty Free shops. The Tom Bradley International Terminal is the terminal that features the widest variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, and stores.

It is also the terminal that contains the most lounges. Some of the lounges located in the terminal include the Star Alliance Lounge, Sky Team Alliance Lounge, Oneworld Alliance Lounge, ElAl King David Lounge and Relax Lounge. If you want to use the internet at the airport you can do so for a certain fee. You can connect for an unlimited daily or unlimited monthly fee or hourly fee.

Last Updated: May 02, 2016

Los Angeles Intl Airport

Los Angeles International Airport is located 24 km from the city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to the city center and its surrounding areas from the airport, including buses, trains, taxis, and rental cars. The LAX Shuttle buses provide transportation between terminals. These shuttle buses also provide service to public transportation stops near the airport like trains and buses.

LAX Shuttle

The LAX Shuttle buses are free and accessible in front of each terminal at the airport. There are three LAX Shuttle bus lines. The “A” Shuttle operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and runs every 10 minutes, departing from in front of the terminals and providing transportation between the airport’s nine terminals. The “C” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and Parking Lot C. Parking Lot C is also the LAX City Bus Center bus stop. The “G” Shuttle provides transportation between the terminals and the Metro Green Line Aviation Station. So if you want to take the bus or metro the shuttle buses that depart in front of the terminals provide free transportation to the closest metro or bus stop.

Metro

The Los Angeles Metro Network consists of trains that travel both aboveground and underground. The Metro Green Line passes by the Aviation/LAX Station, which is in very close proximity to the airport. You can access this station by using the “G” LAX Shuttle bus, which departs in front of the airport terminals.

The Metro Green Line operates between Norwalk and Redondo Beach. It doesn’t go to the city center. However, you can transfer to other metro lines from the Green Line depending on where in the city you are going to go. For example, to get to Union Station you have to switch lines twice. You might prefer to take the metro since it avoids traffic and is an affordable transportation option.

In addition, depending on your final destination in the city, the metro might be the best method of transportation. We recommend taking a look at the map of the metro lines and routes on the internet or at the airport.

To take the metro in Los Angeles you need to purchase a TAP card. The TAP card is an electronic ticket used for fare payment. According to your travel needs you can purchase monthly, weekly, and daily TAP cards.  

Bus

LAX Shuttle “C” departs from in front of the terminals everyday day of the year and provides free transportation to Parking Lot C. From Parking Lot C the LAX City Bus Center is a short walk away. There are many buses that depart from this bus stop and go to many different parts of the city.

You can take the Big Blue Bus R3 line to get to Santa Monica, the Culver City Bus R6 line to get to Westwood, the LADOT Commuter Express 574 line to get to Slymar Metrolink Station, or travel in the opposite direction to El Segundo, or take the LADOT 438 line to Redondo Beach. To get to Torrance you can take the Torrance Transit T8 bus.

Airport Shuttle Buses

Every day of the week the FlyAway buses depart from in front of the terminals every 30 minutes and provide transportation to the city center or other places in Los Angeles. Follow the FlyAway signs at the airport, which will lead you to the FlyAway bus stop in front of the terminal where you can easily access the bus. The FlyAway airport shuttle service is the most practical and most widely used way to get to your destination in the city. These shuttle buses go to Union Station, Van Nuys in San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Santa Monica, and Hollywood. You can find out which bus goes to which destination by checking the signs on the bus. FlyAway buses feature a sign for which location it serves. These buses offer non-stop transportation to these destinations.

Under normal conditions the bus to the center of Los Angeles from the airport takes about 35-40 minutes. However this can vary depending on the traffic conditions. Ticket prices are a bit more expensive than other public transportation alternatives but they are quite reasonable considering the fact that these buses provide practical and non-stop services. Those who wish can buy round-trip tickets, which are valid for 30 days. You can purchase tickets from the self-service ticket machines or pay with a credit card on the bus. Let us remind you that you cannot purchase a ticket with cash on the bus.  

Taxi

Taxis are available at the front of the arrivals hall of each terminal. If you follow the yellow taxi signs you can easily find the cab stop. Taxis are a bit costly but they are a comfortable method of transportation since they take you directly to where you need to go. As it is in many cities, if you are going to take a cab we recommend taking an official airport taxi.

Rental Car

Renting a car at Los Angeles International Airport is another convenient way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies located in Parking Lot C, such as Dollar, Fox, Hertz, National Car Rental, Alamo, Avis, Advantage, Payless, Thrifty, and Budget. You can get to Parking Lot C by taking LAX Shuttle “C”. If you call head of time some rental car companies will send a vehicle and drive you to this parking lot for free. Renting a car is always a good choice for a more flexible travel itinerary. Los Angeles is a city that was made for driving, the roads are wide and parking is easy and convenient, so renting a car is a great option.

Last Updated: November 23, 2016
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