How NYC Airporter Shuttle Service Works
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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:

 Grand Central & JFK     Grand Central & LaGuardia 
 Penn Station & JFK    Penn Station & LaGuardia 
 Port Authority & JFK    Port Authority & LaGuardia

New York Airport Transfers between:

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

Buy Your Tickets Online NOW! It is the best way to purchase your ticket, its fast and convenient & you can just present your printed confirmation when you board. You won't have to walk far to reach us and you will avoid lines at the airport!

***(A bus transfer is required at the Port Authority bus terminal to our partner, Newark Airport Express Bus). 

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IMPORTANT: If you choose not to print the web voucher 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),  please 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 voucher.

From 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, 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.
  Step 2. Show our NYC Airporter agents your web ticket 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 (41st Street between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue)
  • Penn Station*** (West 33rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues next to Sbarro’s Pizzeria). - Transfer required from Bryant Park (42nd st. btwn 5th & 6th ave) on our shuttle vans to Penn Station.
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
  • Bryant Park - Passengers can get of here, also drop off for hotel transfers and Penn station from JFK. WE DO NOT PICK UP FROM THIS BUS STOP.
  Step 5: Enjoy your ride, we have free Wi-Fi on board for your convenience!

Round Trip ticket holders: 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 Bryant Park (42nd st. btwn 5th & 6th avenues).

For your return trip back to the airport, you MUST go to one of our bus stops: Penn Station, Port Authority or Grand Central. We DO NOT pick up from hotels.

  • JFK or LGA to Hotels from 7:00 A.M. to 11:15 P.M.

A vehicle transfer is required at Grand Central to our NYC Airporter Express Bus to JFK.


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From Manhattan to JFK & LaGuardia Airports

When catching a flight, always allow extra travel time in the event of traffic, vehicle breakdowns 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. Web tickets are valid for up to 90 days from date of purchase.
     
  Step 2. Print out the web voucher 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 (41st Street between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue) - Welcome center at 117 E. 41st. Street.
  • Penn Station*** (West 33rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues next to Sbarro’s Pizzeria) - Customers will get picked up via shuttle van and a transfer is required at Grand Central for our NYC Airporter Bus.
  • 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!


IMPORTANT FOR PENN STATION TO JFK RIDERS***
A vehicle transfer is required at Grand Central to our NYC Airporter Express Bus to JFK.



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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 5:00 A.M. and 11:30 P.M. 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.