How to Reach New York City, New York

The Easiest Way 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 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. 

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Modes of Transportation in New York City

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: 18.72 km Average time: 44.91 min

  • Train/Metro 47.22%
    Train 33.44 min Walking 9.35 min Waiting 5.41 min Other 0.09 min Overall average time for 16.73 kms 48.29 min
  • Walking 13.89%
    Walking 18.55 min Driving 3.02 min Train 1.6 min Bus 1.5 min Waiting 1.31 min Bike 0.04 min Other 0.01 min Overall average time for 3.91 kms 26.03 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 2.78%
    Bus 52.5 min Train 15 min Waiting 10 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 25.75 kms 82.5 min
  • Car 20.83%
    Driving 46.2 min Walking 0.27 min Overall average time for 34.51 kms 46.47 min
  • Bike 4.17%
    Bike 26 min Other 8.33 min Walking 2.33 min Overall average time for 6.97 kms 36.67 min

How to Reach New York City from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Jersey City to New York City 5.46 km 11 mins
Newark to New York City 14.6 km 22 mins
New Haven to New York City 120.63 km 1 hour 40 mins
Norristown to New York City 128.57 km 52 mins
Philadelphia to New York City 143.23 km 1 hour 37 mins
Hartford to New York City 177.77 km 2 hours 20 mins
Lancaster to New York City 236.25 km 2 hours 43 mins
Baltimore to New York City 279.75 km 2 hours 43 mins
Germantown to New York City 295.13 km 1 hour 10 mins
Providence to New York City 302.32 km 3 hours 10 mins
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