Flying to New York – JFK and Newark

Are you planning to fly to New York City?

JFK and Newark Liberty International airports are two of the busiest airports in the United States.

Newark Liberty International airport

Newark is conveniently located between the towns of Newark and Elizabeth in New Jersey and is only 15 miles south west of Manhattan.

Newark Liberty International airport serves almost every State in the US, as well as the most popular European destinations, and London Heathrow. The airport is well-connected by a monorail network which links to the main New Jersey transit line. As well as a Marriott hotel on site, there is a Hilton Newark Airport hotel and Renaissance Network Airport hotel nearby for convenient accommodation.

Many of the surrounding hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service to their patrons, but it's 45 minutes to the heart of the city of New York and for just 15 dollars the New Jersey transit train will take visitors into Midtown. The Olympia Express buses are another inexpensive way of getting to Manhattan, costing just $14 a ride.

Then again, if you're feeling flush, splash out and arrive at the hotel in a slick stretch limo for $150. There are also five car hire firms, and the airport is just a 16 minute drive to the Statue of Liberty.

Newark Airport also has a broad range of international cuisine on offer, boasting Italian, Parisian and Mexican food as well as the traditional Big Apple fare of steaks, cheeseburgers and pizza.

John F Kennedy International Airport 

Located on Long Island, John F Kennedy International Airport is only 12 miles from Manhattan. It's the busiest airport in America supporting over ninety airlines, and was built on a former golf course in the 1930s.

JFK Airport has eight fully working terminals, and its transport links are excellent, with buses, trains, taxis, cars and even helicopter flights which land at the East 34th street Heliport. The site is well equipped to handle its influx of international visitors, and every luxury conceivable can be found to relieve even the most persistent stresses of travel.

Restaurants range from Burger Kings and Dunkin Donuts to the Vin Volo Wine Room and Deep Blue Sushi. Shopping opportunities are similarly diverse, with high end retailers such as Bvlgari and Cartier, ranging to more simple conveniences such as Borders.

There are beer gardens, a cocktail lounge, a shoe shining service and a 10 minute manicure for those who don’t want travelling to dent their sense of panache. The airport is well situated for some of New York's key tourist destinations, with The New York Hall of Science, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and Queens Museum of Art all easily accessible.

Dozens of hotels surround the airport, with the International JFK Airport Hotel, Comfort Inn JFK, Courtyard by Marriot and Jamaica Days Inn all offering quality and value within a ten minute cab ride from the airport for the weary traveller in need of an energising cat nap and some well-earned room service.

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