John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Travel and Ground Transport
(New York, New York - NY, USA)
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is one of the world's most famous airports and literally welcomes many thousands of passengers on a daily basis, with most arriving and immediately looking for suitable ground transport. A huge effort is made to provide enough buses, bright yellow NY taxi cabs and shared-ride vans, and there is even a modern light rail network on hand.
Serving New York, as well as nearby East Orange, Freeport, Levittown, Long Beach, Middletown, Union City and West Babylon, JFK may not be America's number one airport in terms of traffic, but it is certainly close to the top of the list.
Taxis and Shared Ride Vans
During bad weather and between 03:00 and 18:00, 21:00 and 23:00 there is a high demand for taxi services at JFK Airport, and therefore there may be considerable waiting time for available taxis. It is advisable for those traveling to Manhattan during these hours to consider using alternative transport, such as the All County Express, the Gray Line Air Shuttle or the New York Airport Services Express Bus. Ground Transportation Information counters, located in the arrivals area at each terminal, offer information regarding these other services.
Of note, the journey from the John F. Kennedy International Airport into downtown Manhattan will take around 45 to 60 minutes, although much longer if you have to travel during the chaotic rush hour.
AirTrain JFK, a light rail system links each terminal building at JFK with the region's rail transit network, providing a fast and efficient service from the airport to regions all over New York and Long Island.
The New York Airport Express Bus Service provides regular bus transportation, connecting locations in downtown New York, such as the Grand Central Terminal, the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Penn Station and numerous Midtown hotels. The Super Shuttle Manhattan runs 24 hours a day and is a shared door-to-door service to any destination. Some hotels now also boast their very own door-to-door shuttles.