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Taking public transit to New York-area airports

JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports are accessible via public transit. Here are some options for how to get there.

General tips

  • Buy tickets or add value to your MetroCard before you travel to avoid long lines at the airport and other potentially crowded areas. You can also use OMNY on all subways, buses and the AirTrain JFK.
  • Consider the luggage you’re taking with you. You're likely to encounter crowded vehicles and stairs on your way.
  • Taxi fare to JFK from Manhattan is at least $52. Taxis to LaGuardia use the standard metered fare. Here are all the details.

Helpful phone apps

  • MTA, for transit directions, maps, real-time service updates, and more
  • TrainTime, for buying and managing tickets for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad