Planning Your New York Travel

New York City welcomes approximately 50 million visitors each year from around the United States and the world.  It is served by three major airports, and has all of the travel options, hotels, entertainment and restaurants that you need for a successful business trip and as much fun as you can handle along the way.

Visitor Information

New York City is the most populous city in the United States and one of the most exciting cities in the world.  New York City’s visitor website provides a wealth of information for your visit, and you can obtain an official visitor’s guide and map from nycgo.com, the website of New York’s official tourism bureau.

Airport Information and Car Services

New York is served by three major airports.  Most international flights arrive at JFK or Newark airports.  Many domestic flights (except those originating on the West Coast of the United States) and many flights from Canada arrive at La Guardia Airport.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

  • General Information:  718-533-3400
  • Parking Information:  718-533-3850

JFK airport is in the Borough of Queens, about 45 minutes to 1 hour from NYIAC by taxi.

Taxi from JFK Airport:  A taxi from JFK Airport to NYIAC costs US$52 which is assessed as a flat fare plus tolls.    Taxis in New York do not charge extra for additional passengers.  It is customary to tip taxi drivers in New York.  Note that it is not advisable to accept a ride from drivers offering their services at the airport.  Each terminal at JFK Airport has a designated taxi pick up point.  Genuine New York taxis are painted yellow and generally use a meter to determine the fare, except for trips from JFK airport and other limited circumstances.

Bus from JFK Airport:  The NYC Airporter bus departs approximately every 30 minutes from JFK Airport to Grand Central Station, just a block away from NYIAC.  The NYC Airporter bus costs US$13 per passenger from JFK Airport.

Train from JFK Airport:  JFK Airport is connected to the NYC subway system by the Airtrain Shuttle.  For NYIAC, the best route is to take the Airtrain Shuttle to the subway E train to 42nd Street in Manhattan and then transfer to the 7 train or the S train to Grand Central Station.  Currently, this itinerary costs US$7.25.  However, NYIAC does not recommend this method unless you have minimal luggage and some knowledge of New York City.

Car Service from JFK Airport:  A variety of car services are available for transport to and from JFK Airport.  Car services should be contracted in advance.  It is not advisable to accept a ride from drivers offering their services at the airport.

Newark International Airport (EWR)

  • General Information:  973-961-6000
  • Parking Information:  888-397-4636

Taxi from Newark Airport:  A taxi from Newark Airport to NYIAC costs US$50 to $75 plus tolls (which can be significant).  Taxis from Manhattan to Newark Airport cost significantly more.  NYIAC recommends using the train or a car service to travel from NYIAC to Newark Airport.  Taxis in New York and New Jersey do not charge extra for additional passengers.  It is customary to tip taxi drivers in New York.  Note that it is not advisable to accept a ride from drivers offering their services at the airport.  Each terminal at Newark Airport has a designated taxi pick up point.

Bus from Newark Airport:  The Newark Airport Express bus departs approximately every 15 minutes from Newark Airport to Grand Central Station, just a block away from NYIAC.  The Newark Airport Express bus costs US$16 per passenger from Newark Airport.

Train from Newark Airport:  The Airtrain Newark Tram connects Newark Airport to New Jersey Transit trains.  New Jersey transit reaches New York Penn Station in approximately 30 minutes and costs US$12.50.  Penn Station is several blocks from NYIAC.  It will be necessary to take a taxi or the subway from Penn Station to the Center.

Car Service from Newark Airport:  A variety of car services are available for transport to and from Newark Airport.  Car services should be contracted in advance.  It is not advisable to accept a ride from drivers offering their services at the airport.

La Guardia Airport (LGA)

  • General Information: 718-533-3400
  • Parking Information: 718-533-3850

La Guardia Airport is in the Borough of Queens, about 30 to 40 minutes from NYIAC by taxi.

Taxi from La Guardia Airport:  A taxi from La Guardia Airport to NYIAC costs approximately US$25 to US$35 plus tolls.    Taxis in New York do not charge extra for additional passengers.  It is customary to tip taxi drivers in New York.  Note that it is not advisable to accept a ride from drivers offering their services at the airport.  Each terminal at La Guardia Airport has a designated taxi pick up point.  Genuine New York taxis are painted yellow and use a meter to determine the fare.

Bus from La Guardia Airport:  The NYC Airporter bus departs approximately every 30 minutes from La Guardia Airport to Grand Central Station, just a block away from NYIAC.  The NYC Airporter bus costs US$13 per passenger from La Guardia Airport.

Train from La Guardia Airport:  There is no direct train connection from La Guardia Airport to Manhattan.

Car Service from La Guardia Airport:  A variety of car services are available for transport to and from La Guardia Airport.  Car services should be contracted in advance.  It is not advisable to accept a ride from drivers offering their services at the airport.

Transportation prices are current as of March 2013.

Hotels

There are hundreds of hotels in midtown and around New York City.   Find information about area hotels and special offers on nycgo.com, the website of New York’s official tourism bureau.
NYIAC partners with nearby hotels to offer our guests the best rates. Inquire about special discounts when booking your hearing with us.

Entertainment

Broadway

With 40 major professional theaters, Broadway is the foremost showcase of stage entertainment in the United States.  Find information about upcoming shows and tickets on nycgo.com, the website of New York’s official tourism bureau, or on the website for New York’s nonprofit Theater Development Fund.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Lincoln Center is home to the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, Jazz at Lincoln Center and many other companies and performances.  It also hosts performance series including American Songbook; Great Performers; Lincoln Center Festival; the Lincoln Center Out of Doors; Midsummer Night Swing; Mostly Mozart; and White Light Festivals; and Live from Lincoln Center, a live performing arts telecast.

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall is one of New York’s most prestigious venues for both classical and popular music.

Madison Square Garden

One of the world’s most famous arenas, Madison Square Garden is the home of the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers and the New York Liberty, as well as a venue of choice for leading entertainers.

Restaurants

With  thousands of restaurants, New York is one of the world’s most diverse culinary cities.   Opentable.com can help you find restaurants and make reservations.