John F Kennedy International Airport is located in Queens, New York which is about 19kms south east of Manhattan. It is the main airport for New York City and connects passengers travelling to and from New York and every other major city in the world. It is the busiest airport for international passengers in the United States. The airport has seven operating terminals and services over 70 airlines. Knowing where you are going within the airport is a good idea with all the terminals and gates. To make it easier to navigate, JFK has a Central Terminal Area (CTA) which has a one mile circular roadway. All terminals are located in a semi-circle around this Central Terminal Area.
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Explore the Big Apple at your own pace – cruise around Queens, Manhattan or the Bronx or venture further afield. To pick up your pre-booked Car Booker airport rental car, visit the car rental desk in the arrivals hall in each JFK Airport Terminal. JFK International Airport is serviced by the following car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. Car Booker compares all these providers so you know you have the very price for your car rental needs. Staff will direct you to your pick up point and then you are free to explore. Give yourself plenty time when returning a rental car as the airport has strict security measures.
From international flights, you will come off your plane straight into the concourse at your gate. A walk or an AirTrain ride will take you to security. Once you clear security you will go down to baggage reclaim and out into the arrivals hall. Travel between terminals and to the subway stop is free. The AirTrain travels between New York City and JFK and costs €5 and takes 35 minutes. Commuters travelling to Manhattan will pay €2.25 more to access the NYC Subway. Shuttle buses run every 30 minutes from 6am to 10pm and stop at La Guardia, Newark and Terminal 42nd Street, costs between $11-21. Taxi fares are set at $45 plus tolls plus tips, which is usually about $65 total (15% tip).
There is so much to see in New York city, so here are a few taster ideas for you; Take a stroll through the West Village and enjoy the character of the brownstone buildings, tree lined streets and cobble stones, bike through Central Park, visit Grand Central Station, eat a pizza in Grimaldi’s in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, go up the Empire State Building and shop till you drop in Bergdorf Goodman’s, Saks and Barneys. Or road trip from New York and experience New York’s Finger Lakes for a wine buffs heaven, or check out the New York Catskills which are now giving the Hamptons a run for its money! Where ever adventure takes you, don’t forget Car Booker for your rental car.