Travel Guide

Queens, New York City 

Getting In

From Outside New York City


Airports in Queens
There are two airports in Queens i.e. John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. JFK serves both U.S. and international flights while LaGuardia serves flights between U.S. cities and the Canadian cities of Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. For ground transport from airports, there are shuttle buses and cabs. There is also the JFK Airtrain, which connects JFK with several subway lines in Queens. 

Airports Outside Queens
Another airport is Newark Liberty International Airport in the neighboring state of New Jersey. Newark is a less convenient if going directly to Queens since most shuttle buses, cabs, and the airtrain from the airport end their journey in Manhattan. MacArthur Airport, near Islip in Long Island, is a small airport used mainly by low-cost Southwest Airlines. There are cabs and shuttle buses from MacArthur to Ronkonkoma Station, and from here, the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) travels to Jamaica in Queens.

Newark Liberty Airport, New Jersey

Planes at Newark Liberty Airport by SeanMD80

By Train
New York City’s Penn Station, in Midtown Manhattan, is the hub for Amtrak trains in the Northeastern Corridor of the United States. Connections are as far south as Florida, from the west in Chicago, and as far north as Toronto and Montreal in Canada. Penn Station is also the terminal for the New Jersey Transit and Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) commuter trains traveling between neighboring New Jersey. From Penn Station, visitors can take the subway trains or cabs to Queens.

Penn Station in Manhattan, New York City

Concourse in Penn Station by Alan Turkus

By Bus
The main terminals for Greyhound buses in New York are Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT), both located in Midtown Manhattan. Greyhound has an extensive network of bus routes linking New York City with other cities and towns in the Northeastern Corridor and across the United States. From both terminals in Midtown Manhattan, travelers can take the subway train or cab to Queens.

Port Authority Bus Terminal, Manhattan (New York City)

Port Authority Bus Terminal by Roger Rowlett


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