GO Airlink Blog

Travel tips, upcoming events and information on all things New York City.

How to Get from JFK Airport to Manhattan with Ease

Travel Tips

So, you’ve arrived at JFK Airport and you’re ready to start your NYC exploration. Whether you’re traveling for work or for leisure, alone or with a group, start your trip off the right way by getting from JFK Airport to Manhattan without the usual hassle. Balancing your budget, your time constraints and your travel preferences, pick the mode that makes the most sense for you.

JFK Airport to Manhattan by Airport Shuttle
Airport shuttle services are becoming a more and more popular way to get from JFK Airport to Manhattan. A JFK Airport Shuttle is a convenient and affordable way to reach your destination, especially if you want to book your trip in advance online and prefer to have most of the details taken care of for you.

You’ll be able to enter an address, hotel or transportation hub as your final destination. You’ll also enter how many passengers you’ll be traveling with and what time your flight lands. But don’t worry, if your flight is delayed or lands early, your shuttle will still be waiting for you. When you arrive at the airport and collect your luggage, just head to the Airport Ground Transportation Desk and check in — they’ll show you what to do next.

Trips from JFK to Manhattan start at around $20 per person. Remember you’ll probably be traveling with a few other passengers and you may have to stop for a few pick-ups and drop offs, which could add time to your trip. If you don’t have a strict timeline, take this opportunity to get to know some fellow travelers!

JFK Airport to Manhattan by Private Sedan or SUV
If you’re looking for a bit more luxury or simply don’t like to travel with strangers after a long flight, spend a bit more on a private car service. An experienced chauffeur will help you with your luggage and take care of the details of when and where to pick you up, then navigate through NYC’s busy streets and deliver you safely to your destination.

If you’re traveling with another passenger or two, this option really is a steal. You can be traveling for about $30-50 per person, including tax, tolls and gratuity! Considering NYC taxis charge a flat rate of $52 to go from NYC to Manhattan, not including tax, tolls or tip, it’s definitely worth it to skip the beat up cab and have peace of mind knowing your car will be there for you when you land, no matter the time of night or day.

You can find a Sedan for 1-3 travelers, or if you have a few more friends, a private SUV service is available for up to 6 passengers.

Large Group Travel from JFK Airport to Manhattan
Traveling with your entourage? Get a New York Airport Van for up to 11 passengers (and all their luggage, too). Book online for comfortable and easy airport transportation that doesn’t involve scrambling for cabs or trying to keep track of your whole part on the subway. You can count on Sprinter van service from JFK Airport to Manhattan’s hotels, popular attractions and transportation hubs for under $200.

If you’ve got more than 11 friends, don’t fret. There are mini buses, coaches and even double deckers for large parties. And if you need transportation beyond an airport transfer, look into group charter travel.

Welcome to New York
Getting to Manhattan doesn’t have to be stressful. Millions of people make this trip each year, so we can promise it’s very doable. New York City is one of the most popular destinations in the world for good reason — make sure to enjoy it from the minute you land!

Share the Post:

Need a ride?