Planning for Transit Times from the Major NYC Airports
If you are heading into New York from one of the airports on business, you need to know how much time it will take you to get to your destination once you are on the ground. Here are some general drive times* when coming in to the city from the Big Three:
JFK to NYC ≈ 1hr
LGA to NYC ≈ 40 min
EWR to NYC ≈ 1hr
*NOTE: drive times in peak traffic can take 50% longer
In scheduling your time, you also need to take into account the realities of airport transit. Taxi lines can be very long, especially during peak travel times. And shuttles decide the order of their customer drops based on geography, which could mean much longer transit times if you are the last passenger. The most efficient way is to book a limousine when you book your flight and transition smoothly, safely, and stress-free from the airport to your appointment in town.