If you’re landing at JFK airport in New York, a number of transportation options are available to get to your hotel or apartment in Manhattan: take a cab, a shuttle bus, the subway, the bus and the limousine.
The cab remains the easiest way to commute
Book a private transportation to Manhattan
While you get our of the airport, several private taxi companies will approach you to offer you their services. You’ve got to be careful since not all of them are reliable
If you want to have a private transportation to your hotel or apartment, I recommend that you book this service with CarmelLimo. It’s a reliable company providing an excellent service and at a good price.
It will be better for you to pay on Internet so you won’t have to pay anything upon your arrival./p>
They have 9 vehicles for 1 to 14 people: sedan, mini-van, SUV, limo.
A private taxi for 1 to 4 people costs from $44, plus $12 for tolls and $7-8 for tips. Around $63 total price.
To take your taxi, you have to get out the airport and go towards the Pick Up Area.
Once outside the airport premises, you have to call the company at the phone number they gave you when you booked.
In less than 5 minutes, your taxi will arrive with your name printed on a sign.
– It takes you from the airport to your hotel very quickly without having to walk..
– CarmelLimo provides a private service for 1 to 14 people.
– It picks you up on time.
– It’s a great option if your hotel or apartment is in Brooklyn or Queens (Astoria and Long Island City)
The Taxi Shuttle allows you to transfer from JFK airport and Manhattan:
The second most practical option is the Taxi Shuttle.
What you need to know: It’s free for kids under 3
Just like many things, if you want to prepare your trip the best way, book your shuttle right away. Because it’s one thing you won’t have to think twice and this will allow you to save cash for other expenses. Besides, you won’t have to pay money exchange fees since this reservation is paid in Euros from their website for those who are travelling from Europe.
AirTrain and subway transfers between JFK airport and Manhattan:
Your 3rd commute option are the Airtrain and the subway.
If 3 or more are travelling, here’s a great tip:
An AirTrain card is available at $25 for 10 trips and can be used up to 4 people at the same time. So, if 3, 4 or 5 persons are traveling, it’s a great deal. After calculating, this will cost you only $25.
The AirTrain fare changed on November 1st, 2019, and I don’t know yet if the 10-trip card will be replaced but the Unlimited AirTrain Metrocard for unlimited AirTrain rides ($40).
Bus transfer between JFK airport and Manhattan:
Your 4th solution is the bus from the company NYC Airporter.
A little less expensive than the Taxi Shuttle since it costs $16 and $30 for a round-trip. Buses run around every 30 minutes.
The company operates between JFK airport and Manhattan will leave you at Grand Central Station or Port Authority Bus Terminal or Penn Station. If your hotel or apartment is located far from these stops then you’ll have to continue the rest of your commute by bus or subway to get there.
What about a limo?
We have negotiated special rates for you to transfer with style from the airport to your hotel/apartment in New York City!