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Start by visiting UNITED.com:

  • Click on “All Search Options” at the bottom left of the “Book Travel” box
  • Input the destination and dates that match your travel needs
    Please note the discount will only be valid on flights that arrive after October 7, 2017 and depart prior to October 21, 2017.
  • Enter code ZYH3639447 in the offer code box to apply the discount
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Quick Facts

Getting Here: Airports

For those traveling by air, the City is served by seven area airports. Of these, three are major hubs:

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are both in Queens, while Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located in neighboring New Jersey. These three airports provide access to the City via taxis, buses, vans, subways, trains and private limo car services.

JFK International Airport (JFK)– 11 miles from central Brooklyn

LaGuardia (LGA)– LaGuardia Airport is 16 miles from central Brooklyn

Newark Airport– 21 miles from central Brooklyn

Deciding which airport to fly into? Check out the USA Today article for helpful tidbits!

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Airports

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

kennedyairport.com | 718-244-4444

JFK is 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. It handles the most international traffic of any airport in the United States—more than 406,000 flights and 50.4 million–plus passengers annually. About 7,600 weekly domestic arrivals/departures connect to JFK, and 80 airlines serve its six passenger terminals.

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

laguardiaairport.com | 718-533-3400

LaGuardia is on the northern shore of Queens and is the closest airport to Midtown Manhattan at about 8 miles away. It handles domestic US flights and shuttles, and Canadian and Caribbean air traffic, with 338,500-plus flights and 26.7 million passengers annually. Its four passenger terminals serve more than 6,955 weekly arrivals/departures.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

newarkairport.com | 888-EWR-INFO

Newark Liberty welcomes more than 414,700 flights and almost 35 million passengers annually. There are more than 29 international and domestic carriers, with more than 7,700 weekly domestic arrivals/departures. The airport is across the Hudson River from New York City, 16 miles and 45–60 minutes from Midtown Manhattan.

Airport Transportation

JFK Airport– JFK has many transportation options – from AirTrain, public subways and buses to taxis and limousines. AirTrain JFK provides easy access to both the Long Island Rail Road and MTA’s New York City subway and bus system, with connections at both the Jamaica and Howard Beach station stops. JFK is also ideally located for regional highway travel. Check out their website for more detailed Ground/Public Transportation Information.

  • Taxi: the flat-rate fare is $52.80 (excluding tolls and gratuity); 50–60 minutes to/from Midtown. 212-NYC-TAXI.
  • Subway: $7.75 ($5 for AirTrain JFK and $2.75 for subway); 60–75 minutes to Midtown Manhattan on the A subway line at the Howard Beach–JFK Airport station, or the E, J, Z subway lines and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train at the Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave. station.
  • Train: $5 AirTrain JFK connects to LIRR Jamaica Station, $10 peak/$7.25 off-peak train to Penn Station (NOTE: $6 surcharge for tickets purchased on board train).
  • Public bus: $2.75 (with free transfer to subway line into Manhattan); 60–75 minutes to Midtown. The Q3 bus at JFK connects to the F subway line, the B5 connects to the 3 and 4 lines, and the Q10 bus connects to the E and F lines.
  • Private bus & van companies: from $16–$20.
  • Higher prices for private limo car services.

LaGuardia- accessible a number of ways including public transit, taxi, cars and shared rides. LaGuardia Airport also has a number of rental car agencies both on-site and near the airport. Check out their website for Ground/Public Transportation tips

  • Taxi: Metered fare is approximately $30–$50 (excluding tolls and gratuity); 30 minutes to/from Midtown. There is a $1 surcharge for trips taken 4–8pm on weekdays and a 50-cent surcharge charged for trips taken 8pm–6am daily. 212-NYC-TAXI.
  • Public bus: fare is $2.75 for the M60 bus between LaGuardia and Manhattan’s Upper West Side (106th Street and Broadway); 45–60 minutes. For subway connections from the airport into town, board the express Queens Q70 bus and disembark at the 82nd St./Jackson Heights subway station (for the 7 subway line) or the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave. subway station (for 7, E, F, M or R subway lines); add 15–20 minutes for the subway ride.
  • Private bus and van companies: $13–$20.
  • Higher prices for private limo car services.

Newark– Whether you take AirTrain, drive yourself, rent a car, or ride with one of the numerous car and van services, Newark Liberty is conveniently located on the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95). AirTrain Newark provides speedy access to New Jersey Transit trains into Newark, New York City and points south via Amtrak’s national rail network.Whether you take AirTrain, drive yourself, rent a car, or ride with one of the numerous car and van services, Newark Liberty is conveniently located on the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95). AirTrain Newark provides speedy access to New Jersey Transit trains into Newark, New York City and points south via Amtrak’s national rail network. Check out their website for Ground/Public Transportation tips

  • Taxi: Service to Midtown is permitted only via New Jersey–regulated taxis. Metered fares range $60–$75 (excluding tolls and gratuity). During weekday rush hours (6–9am and 4–7pm) and on weekends noon–8pm, there is a $5 surcharge to anywhere in New York State, exceptStaten Island. Seniors (ages 62 and older) receive a 10% discount. New Jersey taxis add a $5.50 surcharge to all credit card transactions. Newark Taxi Commission, 973-733-8912; Elizabeth Taxi Commission, 908-820-4000, ext. 4178. When traveling to Newark Liberty from Midtown, taxi service is via NYC’s regulated taxis. Metered fares range $69–$75, plus a $5 surcharge (excluding tolls and gratuity). 212-NYC-TAXI.
  • Train: AirTrain Newark is free between EWR terminals. Purchase a flat-rate $12.50 ticket for a connection on an NJ Transit or Amtrak train into New York’s Penn Station. Note: Retain your $12.50 receipt to show to conductors on each train connection.
  • Private bus and van companies: $16–$20.
  • Higher prices for private limo car services.

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