Opened in 1939, John F. Kennedy International Airport is New York’s most popular airport and also the nation’s busiest. Its six terminals and 151 gates offer non-stop flights to destination around the globe. The airport was once home to the Former Ramada Plaza JFK Hotel, but the branch was closed in 2009, and today, globetrotters in a bind leave the airport to find accommodation. 

Free airport-wide Wi-Fi, numerous charging stations and shared tabletop iPads make passing painful layovers at this busy airport a little less painful. Travelers in Terminal 2 can sip on local brews at the BRKLYN Beer Garden while waiting for departing flights, and those stuck in Terminal 4 can spend some time at the lux Xpress Spa, which offers basic services like manicures, pedicures and massages. Most terminals offer currency exchange and the airport does offer baggage-holding services for visitors staying just a few nights in the city before returning home.

Practical Info

JFK Airport is located in Jamaica Queens, about 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Taxis offer flat rate service to any part of Manhattan, but JFK is also accessible via public transportation by taking the AirTrain to Long Island, or the A train from Howard Beach.

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Private Economy New York Inter-Airport Transfer

4 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Sometimes catching a connecting flight in New York means going to another airport. With this private transfer between New York's busy airports, you'll avoid ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

From USD $11.76

Private Helicopter Transfer from Lower Manhattan to New York Airports

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Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Flight time is 6-10 minutes (approx.)

From USD $512.50

Private Helicopter Transfer from New York Airports to Lower Manhattan

Skip the hassle of New York’s crowds, traffic and public transport -- you deserve better. Instead, travel like a VIP with this private helicopter flight from ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Flight time is 6-10 minutes (approx.)

From USD $500.00

Shared Arrival Transfer: New York Airports to Hotel

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 1212 Reviews

After a long flight, the last thing you want to do is find a cab and pay an exorbitant fee. Instead, take the easy way with a pre-purchased shared transfer ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Varies

From USD $15.99

Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to New York City Airports

4 star rating: Recommended 668 Reviews

At the end of your time in New York, the last thing you want to do is find a cab and pay an exorbitant fee to get to the airport. Take the easy way with a  ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
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From USD $15.99

Private Arrival Transfer: New York Airports to Brooklyn

4 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Avoid the stress of taxis or public transport and instead book a private arrival transfer from one of New York City's busy airports. You'll picked up from JFK ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
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From USD $13.25

Private Economy Arrival Transfer: New York Airports to Manhattan Hotels

4 star rating: Recommended 287 Reviews

Don't stress about finding a taxi at one of New York City's busy airports. Instead, book a great-value private car in advance, and enjoy a smooth, affordable, ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
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From USD $13.44

Private Economy Departure Transfer: Manhattan Hotels to New York Airports

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Don't stress waiting for taxis or bus transfers to New York City's busy airports. Instead, ensure peace of mind with a great-value private transfer from your ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
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New York City Airport Luxury Arrival Transfer

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Enjoy a hassle free, seamless ride to your hotel or private residence in the New York boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx in ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
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From USD $40.48

New York City Airport Luxury Departure Transfer

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Enjoy a hassle free, seamless ride to New York's airports from your hotel or private residence in the New York boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten ...  Read more

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