John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is in Queen, in the southeastern part of New York and almost 20 kilometers from Manhattan. It is the largest airport in the metropolitan area of the city, which is Newark, La Guardia and Teterboro, and is also one of the ones with the most international flights throughout the country.
Take note of the characteristics of JFK Airport in New York :
– Runways : It has two pairs of parallel runways, one of which is the longest commercial runway in the entire country at 4,400 meters, as well as another 2.5 km long runway, both equipped with the best landing systems.
– Terminals : It has 8 U-shaped terminals and all of them surrounded by parking lots and a wide range of hotels and various services. They are connected by the AirTrain metro, which takes you quickly from one place to another, which makes it one of the airports best valued by travelers in terms of internal transport.
– Trains : The railway system that it has has stops in all the airport terminals, in addition to there are also 2 metro stations. The AirTrain is free for transfers within the airport and is only paid if you want it to go to the outskirts or to the subway stations, in which case it will cost you 5 dollars. Going to Manhattan will take about 45 minutes.
– Buses : There are several lines to get to the different New York subway stations, as well as a good connection with the Long Island train. There are several private lines that take you to Manhattan and other parts of the city.
– Taxis : The classic New York yellow taxi will cost you 45 dollars from the airport to Manhattan , regardless of tolls or tips. It takes about 25 minutes and up to 4 passengers can go unless they have a larger capacity.