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Your Express Ride to New York City

JFK to Manhattan


NYC Airporter is the official airport bus operator of the DOT & The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. We provide the easiest and best transportation to and from JFK airport to Manhattan, Manhattan to JFK and Manhattan hotels between 23rd & 63rd streets. We also provide transportation from JFK to LaGuardia and Newark Airports and Penn Station, Grand Central and the Port Authority Bus terminal in Manhattan. Our new fleet of hybrid and comfortable vehicles are operated by a team of trained professional drivers and we operate 7 days a week from 6am to 11:30pm daily (Transfers between JFK & LGA airports are from 6am -10pm).

BOOK NOW on our website, to avoid lines at the bus stop or airport. There are no times when you book online, you can take any bus from 6am-11:30pm with the online confirmation

NYC Airporter offers passengers staying at a hotel between 23rd & 63rd streets, a free transfer to our hotel vans to your hotel. Just get off at our Bryant Park stop and transfer to our complimentary hotel vans that will take you to all Times Square and Midtown Manhattan Hotels. 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 or from Bryant Park. PLEASE read for more information.

*IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind that our complimentary hotel van service is optional, passengers have the option to use our complimentary vans to your hotel or you can take a cab after arriving at Bryant Park. Please keep in mind that many hotels are within walking distance from our bus stops. Please google your hotel and choose either Penn Station, Port Authority, Bryant Park or Grand Central terminal for directions from. Please take New York City traffic into consideration, we are not responsible for long waiting times for our complimentary vans. We will however provide the most professional and efficient service possible to get you to your hotel.

When you land – Please look for the NYC Airporter’s Uniformed Sales Agents wearing GREEN blazers or coats (winter) or white shirts (summer) at our desk located in the Ground Transportation Welcome Center and also outside of the baggage claim area. You may also reach us by dialing 718-777-5111 or Dial 46 from the Welcome Center Phone Boards.

NYC Airporter Express Shuttle Buses stop outside of the baggage pick up area at each JFK Airport terminal. Travel times will vary depending on the time of day and day of week, as well as, events and activities impacting the traveled routes. On average the travel time is 90 minutes to Manhattan. Passengers can get off the bus at any one of our 4 bus stops in Manhattan:

  • Grand Central Terminal (Drop off on 42nd st & Vanderbilt)
  • Penn Station (West 33rd Street between 6th and 7th Avenues next to Sbarro’s Pizza)***
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
  • Bryant Park (Drop off location only- 42nd Street and 5th Avenue)


Manhattan to JFK

On your trip to JFK Airport customers may board a NYC Airporter Express Bus at the following four nearby Midtown Manhattan locations (PLEASE click on your desired bus stop for more info, maps and pictures):

Please look for our NYC Airporter uniformed Ticket Agents, NYC Airporter Express Bus signage or NYC Airporter Express Bus stand at these three locations to board the Express Shuttle Bus. Buses stop at all airport terminals at JFK Airport.

When catching a flight, always allow extra travel time in the event of traffic, vehicle breakdowns, construction delays and Holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas). NYC Airporter is not responsible for missed flights. On average the travel time is 90 minutes.

Daily hours of service are:

  • 6:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m, 7 days a Week.
  • The Express Bus departs every 30 minutes on the hour.
  • For daily schedules from Grand Central, Penn Station and the Port Authority, see HERE

Airport to Airport Transfers

NYC Airporter
provides airport transfers between JFK & LaGuardia airports. For transfers between JFK & LGA, the bus departs approximately every 30 minutes from each airport between the hours of 6am -10pm.

Please look for the NYC Airporter’s uniformed sales agents wearing GREEN blazers or jackets (Winter) or white shirts (Summer) at our desk located at every terminal near the Ground Transportation Welcome Center and also outside of the baggage claim area.

JFK – NEWARK – Bus transfer is required
For Newark Airport, please purchase JFK to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. From there a bus transfer is required to our partner, Newark Airport Express Bus Services. More information on Newark Airport transfers here.

Fast. Frequent, runs every 20-30min. Free WiFi.

Ride in comfort! All of our JFK airport buses are all brand NEW, ADA accessible, white in color, hybrid coach buses each containing a seating capacity of 31 passengers. Get comfortable on leather reclining seats, an overhead storage compartment, and reading lights.

Free Wi-Fi on board! Buses are equipped with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, video monitors, and overhead temperature controls for your comfort.

Frequent Service all day long! Our buses depart approximately every 20-30 minutes from LGA, JFK, Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

FREE! After a comfortable ride from JFK to Manhattan, directly board our complimentary van transfer that is available to all Midtown Manhattan Hotels located between 23rd and 63rd Streets. An up to date list of our hotel stops and more information can be viewed by clicking here.

JFK Airport Terminal Map

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Look out for our FREE courtesy phones in every terminal located at the baggage claim area. Just dial 46 to contact our contact center.

JFK Airport Terminals – Airlines

Aeroflot Austrian Hellenic Imperial Royal Air Maroc
Aeromexico Brussels Airlines Japan Saudi Arabian
Air China Cayman Airways Korean Turkish
Air France China Eastern Lufthansa Norwegian Air
Lufthansa Eva Airways Meridiana
Delta – First Class/ Medallion/ Business Elite.
Delta, Delta Connection and US Helicopters.
CaribbeanaJetBlueSouth Africa

Aerolineas Argentinas China Airlines Kuwait Swiss International
Aerosvit Ukranian COPA LACSA Taca International
Air Europa Czech LOT TAM
Air India Delta Miami Air Transaero
Air Jamaica Egypt Air North America Uzbekistan
Arik Air El Al Pakistan Virgin America
Asian Emirates Royal Jordanian Virgin Atlantic
Avianca Etihad Singapore XL Airways
Caribbean JetBlue South Africa
KLM Sun Country
JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines.
Aer Lingus
Air Canada Iberia United
ANA Iceland Air United Express
British Airways Iceland Air US Airways
Cathay Pacific Qantas
Air Canada Iberia United Express
ANA Iceland Air US Airways
British Airways Qantas
Cathay Pacific United
AAir Berlin Jet Airways Qatar Airways
American Lan Chile Royal Jordanian
American Eagle Lan Ecuador
Finnair Lan Peru
Look for our uniformed agents at the Ground Transportation Welcome Centers. You may reach us by dialing 46 from the Welcome Center Phone Boards.