Hidden Costs of LGA, JFK and EWR
To find cheap flights to New York, book your flight to one of the three major airports within an hour of New York City: LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark. A nice advantage to finding cheap flights to New York City is you can arrive and depart from two different airports if there is a financial benefit. No car rental to worry about!
A great site to try is FlightHub (Cheap Flights to NYC). Their search results allow you to narrow down by dozens of options, including airline, # stops, etc and also let you sign up for fare alerts.
Sometimes, a week or so may make a huge difference in airfare prices.
Another great place to check is Today’s Cheapest Airfares to JFK, LGA and EWR or just type your home airport and NYC in the “To” box. NYC will cover all three major airports and return the best cheap flights to New York.
New York City Airport Taxi Costs
Before you book your flight, note the large cost difference of taxi travel to and from Newark, New Jersey (EWR) in the chart below. Flights to New York are not that cheap when they charge you round trip tolls and a $17.50 fee just to leave NYC and enter New Jersey. Since a New York City Taxi is not allowed to pick up a return fare at Newark Airport, you are charged the returns tolls and an extra fee. I highly recommend New York City Limos, Airlink Shuttle or the PATH train for outbound travel to Newark Airport.
LGA – approx $40 metered rate each way, up to 4 people
JFK – approx $70 flat rate each way, up to 4 people
EWR – approx $95 metered rate inbound, extra fees outbound, 4 ppl
Distance (miles, km)
Taxi Estimate into NYC
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Taxi Estimate out of NYC
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All estimates above are for 4 people, the amount one Taxi holds.
Fees are per taxi, not per person.
Cheap Flights to New York Insider Tips
Try to avoid flights arriving between 8-9 am and flights departing between 6-8 pm, the busiest traffic times.
- Newark (EWR) Hubs – Continental
- LaGuardia (LGA) Hubs – American, Delta
- John F. Kennedy (JFK) Hubs – American, Delta, JetBlue
- Find more Cheap Flights to New York City
Additional airports that may offer cheap flights to New York, but are further away, include:
- White Plains, NY (HPN)
- Islip, NY (ISP)
- Stewart Airport, NY (SWF)
One of the best airlines to fly in and out of NYC is Jet Blue. They are highlighted here, because they often do not show up in Airline search boxes on other travel sites. When researching airfares, make sure to check Jet Blue’s great rates separately.
The planes are new and very roomy, have Direct TV on the flight, offer snacks, free bag check and their main hub is at JFK, making their prices some of the best values in the airfare market. Recent example: $9 each way from NYC to Boston!
Don’t worry about NYC Taxis, Limos and Shuttle Buses just yet. You have more important things to reserve first. But just in case you want a sneak peak about arriving in NYC…
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Cheap flights to NYC booked? Great, now lets move on to the best New York City Hotel Deals.