New York City
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Getting to New York City
AirportsAirlines land at three metropolitan-area airports: John F. Kennedy (JFK) in Queens, 15 miles from Midtown; Newark Liberty (EWR), 16 miles from Midtown in New Jersey; and LaGuardia (LGA), 9 miles from Midtown in Queens. Taxis run a flat fare of $45 (plus tolls) to/from anywhere in Manhattan and JFK, and each airport is accessible either via shuttle, bus, or subway. For more information on all three airports, visit www.panynj.gov.
AirlinesNew York City is serviced by all domestic and major international airlines, including major and discount U.S. carriers like American, Continental, Spirit, Virgin America, and JetBlue, as well as international airlines like Air France, British Airways, and Japan Airways.
Flight Times2.5 hours from Chicago; 6 hours from Los Angeles; 2.5 hours from Atlanta; 3.5 from Dallas; 1.5 hours from Boston.
By CarTraveling to NYC by car is probably more of a hassle then it’s worth, since the extensive subway system and abundance of taxis renders having your own vehicle unnecessary. For those not used to the reckless, fast-paced driving style of the cabbies and natives, navigating the grid behind the wheel can be stressful (even somewhat dangerous). Plus, parking is mind-bogglingly expensive (upwards of $20 an hour) and street space virtually impossible to find.
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