Airports of New York - a brief description, transportation, cost of travel
New York is one of the most tourist cities in the world. The names of its bridges, skyscrapers, theaters are known not only in the United States, but also far beyond them. The New York Metro is one of the most extensive metro systems with 471 stations. More than 120 colleges and universities are located in the city, including Columbia University, New York University and Rockefeller University, which are among the best educational institutions in the world.
The airspace over New York is the busiest in the United States. Three busiest airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty and La Guardia serve more than 130 million travelers a year.
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Other commercial airports in the New York area:
- Long Island - MacArthur - is located 50 miles from New York.
- Trenton-Mercer Airport, 70 miles from New York, receives about 200 airplanes per day and consists of one terminal with two gates.
- Westchester County Airport is 38 miles from New York in the city of White Plains.
New York City Main Air Gate
John F. Kennedy International Airport is the main airport that serves New York. The airport is considered the busiest in North America and is among the twenty busiest airports in the world. In 2017, the fleet of New York was able to serve more than 59 million passengers.
John Kennedy Airport (New York) is located 30 kilometers from Manhattan. The airport has six passenger terminals, there are four runways.
Going to New York: how to get from the airport
There are many ways to get to and from the airport. Kennedy Airport is connected to the metro by the AirTrain railway, which trains run every three minutes from five in the morning until midnight and every fifteen minutes from midnight to five in the morning. To get to the metro station, you need to take the AirTrain train, which follows to the Jamaica station. There are stops at the monorail train at each terminal.The trip will take no more than half an hour and will cost $ 5 (about 350 rubles). After you need to transfer to the electric train on line E, which goes straight to Manhattan. Ticket price - 2.75 dollars.
AirTrain fees are not charged if passengers travel between the terminals of the airport.
Buses, taxis and shuttle bass
Several city buses link Kennedy Airport with New York (Q3, Q6, Q7, Q10, B15). The bus stop is located near the central terminal. There are also many private transfer lines that transport to Manhattan, Hudson and Long Island.
Shuttle Bass is an official airport express bus that runs in several directions: to the center of New York, to Grand Central and the Port Authority. The fare is fixed in any direction - 16 dollars (about 1000 rubles), the trip time is 90 minutes.
The official taxi service (yellow taxis) offers a fixed rate for a trip to the city center in the amount of $ 52 (about 3300 rubles). Depending on the time of day and weather conditions, a taxi ride takes from 30 to 90 minutes.
Those traveling by car to the airport need to know that the Van Wyck Expressway is connected to the terminals by a ring road.At the airport there is a huge parking for 17000 parking spaces, including multi-level garages and outdoor parking, equipped with charging stations.
Flights to New Jersey
Newark Liberty International Airport is the main airport serving the state of New Jersey. It is located 24 kilometers from New York. In 2017, Newark Airport ranked 15th in the United States by congestion. Newark Liberty has three runways and one helicopter landing pad, as well as three passenger terminals.
- Terminal A serves only domestic and Canadian flights.
- Terminal B provides flights to international destinations.
- Terminal C is designed exclusively for United Airlines and regional operator United Express.
The AirTrain monorail system connects the terminals to a train station that provides train routes in New Jersey, including Penn Station in New York. The cost of tickets for AirTrain ($ 5.5) includes the cost of a train ticket. The exception is children under 11 who can ride for free.
Bus routes go to Irvington, Newark city center and Newark-Penn Station.Olympia Trails provides express buses to Port Authority, Bryant Park and Manhattan Central Station.
Taxis serving the airport charge a flat rate depending on the destination.
La Guardia Airport is an airport in the north of New York in Queens. This is the third busiest airport that serves New York. Since there is no border control at the airport, domestic flights are served here. La Guardia’s runways are very short and surrounded by water, so a decision was made on global reconstruction, which will be completed by 2021. At the moment, the airport has four terminals.
You can get to La Guardia by bus, several bus lines connect the airport with the New York subway. There are many private buses serving routes to Manhattan and Long Island.
Travelers and guests of the city note that all airports in New York are very functional and beautiful. The terminals have many bars, shops and restaurants, as well as a large selection of airlines, thanks to which you can fly to the other end of the world.From all three airports it is very easy to reach the city: by bus, metro, taxi and train.
Navigation at all international airports is very convenient, despite the heavy traffic, there are no long queues at the reception.
On the route New York-Moscow airport fly direct flights of the company "Aeroflot". Night flights depart from Sheremetyevo Airport three times a day; their destination is Kennedy Airport. Travel time is approximately 9-10 hours.