JFK or John F Kennedy International Airport is one of five airports servicing New York and its surrounds, the others are La Guardia Airport, Newark Airport, Westchester Airport and Long Island Airport. JFK is located about 19kms south east of Manhattan and is the main airport for the area connecting passengers from every major city in the world. It is the busiest passenger airport in America and has seven terminals to cater for more than 70 airlines who fly in and out of there. JFK has a Central Terminal Area (CTA) which has a one mile circular roadway, all the terminals are located around this CTA which makes getting around a little bit simpler. Because of the size of the airport and the volume of traffic going through there, always try to have your transport from the airport to your final destination sorted out in advance.
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For all international flights going to JFK, when your plane lands you will walk off the plane on to the concourse at your gate. From here, depending on your gate, you will either walk or take the AirTrain to security. Then you will go through baggage claim and out into arrivals. Any travel between terminals and as far as the subway stop is free. To get to New York City, you can take the AirTrain which is €5 and takes 35 minutes, from here to access the New York Subway is an additional €2.25. Taxis are set at $45 plus any tolls or tips you want to give, tips are generally 15%, so you can pay upward of $65 for your taxi trip. Shuttle buses run every 30 minutes from 6am to 10pm and stop at La Guardia, Newark and Terminal 42nd Street and they cost between $11-21 depending on your destination.
New York is the city that never sleeps and so day or night there is a whole world to be explored and you will want to hit the highlights such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center or take a trip on the Staten Island Ferry. Shopping is usually high on the list for New York visitors, so check out Bergdorf Goodman’s, Saks and Barneys and FAO Schwartz for the kiddies and the big kiddies! If you have time eat a pizza in Grimaldi’s in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, take a stroll through the West Village or jump into your hire car and get outside the city. Road trip 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!