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NYC Airporter Shuttle Bus - How It Works

NYC Airporter is the official bus operator for the DOT and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. We are located at the ground transportation desk (at the welcome center) of every terminal at JFK Airport and LaGuardia Airport.

We provide departures between (click on the desired route):

 Grand Central & JFK     Grand Central & LaGuardia 
 Penn Station & JFK    Penn Station & LaGuardia 
 Port Authority & JFK    Port Authority & LaGuardia
 JFK to Bryant Park    LaGuardia to Bryant Park


Hotels between 23rd & 63rd streets:

Free transfer to your Manhattan Hotel 


Airport Transfers between:

JFK & LaGuardia Airport  LaGuardia & Newark Airport JFK & Newark Airport

Buy Your Tickets Online NOW!
We HIGHLY recommend buying reservation online to avoid lines at the airport or bus stop. Online confirmations do not have a time, you can hop on any bus from 5am-1130pm (Transfers between JFK & LGA airports are from 6am -10pm). You can print or show the email confirmation on your mobile device to our agents. They and our desk, are just outside of the baggage claim pick up area, of every terminal at both JFK & LGA and you can find our agents at all of our bus stops. They will tell you where to get the bus. 

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IMPORTANT:

ONLINE CONFIRMATION:
If you choose not to print the ONLINE CONFIRMATION from the screen after purchasing online and opt to have it emailed to you, please make sure to add your email during the reservation process. If you do not receive the email (please check your spam folder first),  call or contact our online chat representative immediately so we can email it to you. You will not be able to board the bus without the web confirmation.

TRAVEL TIMES:
Travel time between LGA and Manhattan is 1hr.
Travel time between JFK and Manhattan is 1.5 hrs.
Travel time between JFK and Newark Airport is 3 hrs and requires a bus transfer
Travel time between LGA and Newark Airport is 2 hrs and requires a bus transfer
Travel time between LGA and JFK is 1hr.

Please add extra travel time just in case. We are NOT responsible for missed flights due to NYC Traffic, not giving yourself enough travel time, weather or other hazards out of our control. Please make sure to read the information on our site for the desired route/destination.

JFK & LaGuardia Airport to Manhattan

Daily hours of service are:

  • 5:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
  • The last bus departs LGA & JFK at 11:30pm.
  • The Shuttle Bus runs every 30 minutes on the hour (for example 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30), 7 days a week.

New York Airport Service   Step 1: When you arrive at JFK or LaGuardia Airport, please look for the NYC Airporter ticket sales counter or Agents (wearing green coats in the winter/ white shirts in the summer) outside of baggage claim area, and at the Ground Transportation Welcome Centers at each Airport Terminal of JFK and LaGuardia Airports. You can also find our tickets agents at the NYC Airporter Express Bus stop immediately outside of each airport terminal. You may also reach us by dialing 718-777-5111 or Dial 46 from the Welcome Center Phone Boards. Remember, there are no times on the online confirmation, you can take any bus from 5am-1130pm.
  Step 2. Show our NYC Airporter agents your web confirmation and tell them your destination, they will direct you to the appropriate bus.
  Step 3. On your trip to Manhattan, customers can get off at at three nearby Midtown Manhattan locations:
  • Grand Central Terminal (42nd street & Vanderbilt)
  • Penn Station (West 33rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues next to Sbarro’s Pizzeria). 
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
  • Bryant Park ( drop off only, on 42nd street and 5th ave)
  Step 5: Enjoy your ride, we have free Wi-Fi on board for your convenience!

Free Shuttle To Your Hotel

We offer free shuttle van service to Times Square mid-town hotels between 23rd and 63rd Streets for our NYC Airporter shuttle bus customers from our Bryant Park bus stop. Our hotel shuttles depart from 42nd st between 5th & 6th ave, across the street from the park, closer to 5th Ave. In front of the Chipotle store. See here for more information.


ONE WAY CUSTOMERS - Free drop off by complimentary shuttle to your hotel - Choose Bryant Park as your drop off. 
ROUND TRIP CUSTOMERS - Please choose the closest bus stop to your hotel as your drop off BUT get off at Bryant Park for the free hotel van transfer. For the return, we do not pick up from Bryant Park or Hotels, you will have to go to the closest bus stop to your hotel or any of our other bus stops. 

  • Our free hotel van service operates from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.



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From Manhattan to JFK & LaGuardia Airports

When catching a flight, always allow extra travel time in the event of traffic, weather and construction delays. NYC Airporter is not responsible for missed flights.

Daily hours of service are:

  • 5:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. 
  • The Shuttle Bus runs every 30 minutes on the hour (for example 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30), 7 days a Week. 
  • For complete schedules from Grand Central, Penn Station and the Port Authority, see HERE


  Step 1: Book online now, we take all major credit cards and you save time and money by avoiding lines at the airport or bus stop. There are no times on the online confirmation, you can take any bus from 5am-1130pm. Just print or show the email confirmation on your mobile device to our agents. They will tell you where to get the bus.
     
  Step 2. Print out the web voucher or show it on your mobile and bring it with you on the day of your ride. For transfers to or from Newark Airport to JFK or LGA, please print 2 vouchers!
     
  Step 3. On your trip to JFK International or LaGuardia Airports, customers may board a NYC Airporter Express Bus at three nearby Midtown Manhattan locations (see our bus locator page for maps, info and pictures of our bus stops):
  • Grand Central Terminal (Corner of 41st street and Lexington Ave)
  • Penn Station (West 33rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues next to Sbarro’s Pizzeria) 
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
     
  Step 4: Please look for our NYC Airporter uniformed Ticket Agents wearing Green coats/jackets (Winter), white shirts (Summer) at these three locations to board the NYC Airporter Express Bus. Follow NYC Airporter agents instructions, tell them the airport you are going to. They will direct you to the appropriate bus.
     
  Step 5: Enjoy your ride, we have free Wi-Fi on board for your convenience!
     
  Step 6: Buses stop at all airport terminals. Enjoy your flight!


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New York Airport Transfers- Newark Airport | JFK | LaGuardia

Airport connections to or from Newark Liberty (EWR) Airport in New Jersey from JFK or LaGuardia Airports will require a bus transfer at the Port Authority Bus Terminal to our partner, Newark Airport Express' Bus Service. Please see our Newark Airport Transfers page for complete information.

New York Airport Transfers- JFK | LaGuardia

For airport connections between LGA & JFK, the bus departs approximately every 30 minutes from each terminal at JFK & LaGuardia airports between the hours of 6am -10pm. Please see our LGA to or from JFK page for complete information.

Travel times will vary depending on time of day and day of week, as well as, events and activities impacting the travel routes. On average the travel time is 50 minutes between both Airports. NYC Airporter is NOT responsible for late arrivals or departures.