How to Reach New York City


  • By Air: Two major international airports serves flights to/ from New York to almost every corner of the world. They are John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. John F. Kennedy  International Airport has connecting railways – JFK AirTrain. MTA NYC buses also serve from the airport. Newark Liberty International Airport is connected with the center of the city via AirTrain Newark rail, New Jersey Transit Bus – 62 and other NJT buses. LaGuardia Airport  is the domestic airport of New York. From this airport, local buses are there to reach the city.
  • By Rail: Amtrak operates from New York Penn Station and serves major points along the east coast like Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Haven and Providence.
  • By Bus: Buses to/ from New Jersey, Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are available to reach New York.
  • By Car: If you are coming by car, you can take main routes like: L-76/L-78 from western New Jersey; L-80 from Midwest and Western United States; L-87 from Upstate New York and Montreal, Canada; L-95 from eastern seaboard of the United States.
  • By Boat: New York has always been an important passenger sea port in the world. 


  • By Buses and Subways: Public buses and subways are available to travel around the city. You can find lots of NYC tours to explore the city on bus.
  • By PATH(Port Authority Trans-Hudson): This subway is convenient to travel within the city.
  • By Commuter Rail: Commuter rails are used to travel to/ from the city to/from the suburban region.
  • By Taxi: Yellow cabs and Green Boro cabs are there to move around the city.
  • By Ferry: Staten Island Ferry, New York Waterway and New York Water Taxi serves ferry service to different points of the city.
  • By Car: you can move in a car if you know the parking regions quite well. 

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in New York City. The most preferred mode of transport in New York City is Train/Metro.

Average distance: 17.24 km Average time: 43.45 min

  • Train/Metro 46.81%
    Train 30.86 min Walking 9.23 min Waiting 4.98 min Bus 0.11 min Other 0.07 min Overall average time for 14.74 kms 45.25 min
  • Walking 13.83%
    Walking 19.96 min Driving 3.09 min Train 1.23 min Bus 1.15 min Waiting 1.01 min Bike 0.03 min Other 0.01 min Overall average time for 3.93 kms 26.48 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 4.26%
    Bus 61.25 min Train 12.5 min Waiting 7.5 min Walking 6.25 min Overall average time for 30.92 kms 87.5 min
  • Car 21.28%
    Driving 42.4 min Walking 0.65 min Overall average time for 31.06 kms 43.05 min
  • Bike 5.32%
    Bike 27 min Other 10.4 min Walking 1.4 min Overall average time for 8.48 kms 38.8 min
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