Flying to JFK & Newark, New York

Two of the busiest airports in America are JFK and Newark Liberty International. You can grab a flight to the city that never sleeps here:

Newark Liberty International Airport
Lying part way between Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, it is just fifteen miles from Manhattan. As well as serving almost all the states in the USA, it also serves most of the more popular European countries including Heathrow, London, England.

Access to this airport is easy as it’s connected by a monorail network which links it to the main New Jersey transit line. It takes just 45 minutes to get to from central New York, and if you want to head to Midtown, it will cost you a mere $15 this way. An alternative way to get to Manhattan from here is to take the Olympia Express bus, or to hire a car from one of the five car hire firms located here. If you really want to travel in style, you could splash out on a stretch limo for $150.

If you have a little time here between flights, then the Statue of Liberty is just a 16 minute drive away, alternatively, Newark has plenty of restaurants serving a wide range of international cuisine including Italian, Mexican, Parisian and of course traditional American steaks and cheeseburgers.

There are a number of hotels that are conveniently located, including a Marriott hotel on side, and the Hilton Newark Airport hotel, and Renaissance Network Airport hotel just a few minutes away. Many of the local hotels offer complimentary shuttle services to their customers.

JFK Airport
The John F Kennedy International Airport is just twelve miles from Manhattan, and lies on Long Island. This is the busiest airport in the country, and over ninety airlines fly in and out here. Built in the 1930’s it has eight terminals, and excellent transport links offering buses, trains, taxis, hire cars, and even helicopter access via the East 34th street heliport.

Many international visitors pass through this airport, and every luxury you can think of that might alleviate the stress of travel can be found here. There are plenty of restaurants to eat in from fast food places such as Burger King and Dunkin Donuts, to more upmarket restaurants such as the Vin Volo Wine Room and Deep Blue Sushi. There are beer gardens and a cocktail lounge too.

Many diverse shopping opportunities are also available including many well known stores such as Borders, and a number of high end retailers such as Bvlgari and Cartier, and you could even book yourself in to have a ten minute manicure or your shoes shined before you leave.

A number of New York’s best loved attractions are close by and it is easy to reach the New York Hall of Science, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Queens Museum of Art easily from here.

If you’re planning a stay, then there are dozens of well known and well established hotels close to the airport. Comfort Inn JFK, Courtyard by Marriot and Jamaica Days Inn are three which are less than a 10 minute car ride away and offer superb quality. 🙂 – Travel Feeder, your ultimate photo travel blog

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