New York Airports

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John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Location: The airport is located 15 miles (24km) southeast of central Manhattan.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).
Contacts: Tel: (718) 244 4444
Transfer between terminals: Passengers can travel between JFK's six terminals for free on the AirTrain, with any travel beyond that incurring various costs.
Getting to the city: Ground Transportation Information is available in the baggage claim/arrival areas of all terminals, providing information on buses, shared-ride vans, and limousines. The AirTrain links the airport to the subway, train, and bus system, which go to the city centre. SuperShuttle Manhattan is a 24-hour, shared, door-to-door service to anywhere between Battery Park and 227th, including all hotels. The service also reaches the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Go Airlink is another rideshare service, providing shuttles that travel between the airport and the city. Similarly, NYC Airporter is an express bus service that transports passengers from JFK to stations like Grand Central and Penn, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Car rental: Car hire companies represented at all terminals include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise, National, and Payless. The AirTrain shuttles passengers between the terminals and the car rental offices.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available in front of all six terminals, with the general journey time to Manhattan being around 40-60 minutes long. Excluding tolls, the flat fee to Manhattan is around $52, while other approximate fairs include Brooklyn $59-$64, Queens $28-$33, Staten Island $67-$79, and the Bronx $48-$68. A journey to La Guardia Airport may cost $34-$39, and Newark Airport $97-$102, with a $17.50 surcharge. Tipping is customary for good service. Only use taxis from the taxi dispatch booth and refuse offers from others.
Facilities: All terminals have ATMs, bureaux de change, bars, restaurants, and a wide selection of shops. Travellers will be able to find most services in the terminals, including wifi, medical facilities, information counters, and shoe-shiners.
Parking: JFK has two types of parking. Long-term parking is four miles (6km) from the terminals and served by the free AirTrain. Passengers should allow 30 minutes to reach their terminal. The Central Terminal Area (CTA) parking is adjacent to the terminals and provides daily parking needs. Signs to the parking facilities are colour-coded to indicate their proximity to terminals. A cell phone lot waiting area is located near the airport's entrance for drivers to wait for disembarking passengers, reducing traffic congestion.
Website: www.kennedyairport.com

New York La Guardia Airport (LGA)

Location: The airport is located eight miles (13km) east of central Manhattan, in the borough of Queens.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from March to November).
Contacts: Tel: (718) 533 3400
Transfer between terminals: There are two bus routes connecting the four La Guardia Terminals. The Route A Bus is a free service running every 15 minutes, stopping at all terminals in the central terminal area as well as the Marine Air Terminal. Expect 15 minutes travel time. The free Route B bus runs every 10-15 minutes between all four terminals, except the Marine Air Terminal/Delta Shuttle. The journey time is between 5-10 minutes.
Getting to the city: Ground Transportation Information is available in the baggage claim/arrival areas of all terminals. All service arrangements can be made at these counters. Public buses service the city and connect with the New York subway; the Q33 and Q47 service Manhattan and Queens. The New York Airport Service Express Bus leaves regularly for all areas in Manhattan. The SuperShuttle Manhattan is a 24-hour, shared door-to-door service that goes to all areas of the city.
Car rental: Car hire companies include Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz and National. The Arrivals level of each terminal has either car rental courtesy phones or counters. Free shuttles transport customers between the terminals and the car rental offices.
Airport Taxis: The Welcome Center/Ground Transportation Counter is near the baggage claim area, offering information on authorised transportation services. There are taxis available outside each terminal.
Facilities: All terminals have ATMs and currency exchange can be found at the Central and US Airways Terminals, as well as a wide selection of bars, shops and restaurants, but the best choice is at the US Airways, Delta and Central Terminals. There are business facilities at Laptop Lane in the Central Terminal, including meeting rooms, dataports, internet access, fax, phones, printers, and photocopiers. Disabled facilities are good, but those with special needs should ideally contact their airline or travel agent in advance.
Parking: Short-term parking is available next to the terminals. Long-term parking is available in Lot 3, although there are limited spaces. Additional long-term car parking is located very close to the airport and can be accessed by following the 'P' to the airport exit. Express payment machines are located throughout the parking areas. Signs to the parking facilities in the terminal buildings are colour coded to indicate their proximity to the terminals. Free shuttle buses transport passengers to the terminal buildings.
Website: www.laguardiaairport.com

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

Location: The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from Buffalo.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (716) 630 6000
Getting to the city: NFTA-Metro Bus and Rail provides public transport to and from the airport, and shuttles, taxis, and rental cars are also available.
Car rental: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National are all represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: There are a number of taxi companies available at the airport or offering airport pick-ups.
Facilities: There are ATMs, a bureau de change, a barber, an electric-car charging service, an information desk, a shoe-shine service, and a pet-relief area. There are also various bars, shops and restaurants in the terminal. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline or travel agent in advance.
Parking: The short-term parking lot is adjacent to the terminal building, and costs from $4 per hour with a daily maximum of $23. The long-term parking areas are connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus service and charge $1 per hour up to 5 hours, with a daily limit of $12 or $10 depending on the parking lot.
Website: www.buffaloairport.com

Westchester County Airport (HPN)

Location: The airport is eight miles (13km) from White Plains in New York State.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT - 4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (914) 995 4860
Getting to the city: Bee-Line Bus 12 runs from the airport to White Plains and the local train station, from which passengers can catch the MTA Metro-North Railroad. Bus fare is $2.75 and the buses stop on the central traffic island just outside the terminal building. The other options for getting into White Plains are catching a taxi, using an app based taxi service like Uber or renting a car, though some hotels may offer airport transfers for guests.
Car rental: Rental car companies including Avis, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National are all available at Westchester County Airport. The rental desks are located in the arrivals hall.
Airport Taxis: All taxi companies operating in the area are permitted to service the airport, but taxi pickup has to be arranged in advance. For those who have not pre-arranged taxi pick up, there is a desk in the arrivals hall that will arrange transport with one of the airport's licensed vendors.
Facilities: Facilities at Westchester include ATMs, business workstations, baby-changing facilities as well as a number of shops and restaurants.
Parking: The garage is next to the terminal, providing short-term and long-term parking.
Website: www.whiteplainsairport.com/
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Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM)

Location: The airport is situated seven miles (11km) northwest of Elmira.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (607) 739 5621
Getting to the city: C-Tran bus route 20 connects the airport to Elmira between roughly 8am and 6pm on weekdays, and between 10am and 5pm on Saturdays. Adult bus fare is about $2.25. A number of hotels offer airport shuttles for their guests and taxis and rental cars are also available. Ride-hailing apps such as Lyft are also available to passengers at the airport.
Car rental: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Bill's Transportation and Terps Enterprises service the airport, but it is recommended that taxis be booked in advance to ensure availability.
Facilities: Airport facilities include an ATM, restaurant, conference rooms, family restrooms, and wifi.
Parking: All airport parking is free for the first 15 minutes. Short-term parking costs $1 for the first hour and $1 for each additional 30 minutes, up to a daily maximum of $10. Long-term parking costs $1 for 30 minutes, $1 for every additional hour, and a daily maximum of $9. The more distant economy parking is slightly cheaper with a daily max of $7.50.
Website: http://www.flyelm.com/
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Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM)

Location: The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) north of Binghamton.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (607) 763 4471
Getting to the city: Taxis, airport shuttles, and rental cars are available to get into town.
Car rental: Avis, Hertz, and Budget are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Numerous taxi companies service the airport, but it is best to book ahead to avoid a wait.
Facilities: The airport is small but comfortable. Facilities include vending machines, a restaurant, free wifi, and a conference centre complete with audio-visual equipment.
Parking: Short-term and long-term parking is provided at the airport. In short-term parking, the first 15 minutes are free, and the hourly rate is $1 for the first hour, $2.25 for the next hours, and a daily rate of $11. Long-term parking is $1 per hour for the first hour, $2 per hour thereafter, and a maximum of $8 a day.
Website: www.flybgm.com
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Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)

Location: The airport is situated nine miles (14km) northeast of downtown Syracuse.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (315) 454 4330
Getting to the city: Taxis to and from the William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center will link travellers to Syracuse through Centro's bus network.
Car rental: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Syracuse Regional Airport Taxi provides exclusive service to the airport. Dispatch desks for taxi services are located near each baggage claim area, and are staffed between 5am and 2am. Ride-hailing apps that operate at the airport include Lyft and Uber.
Facilities: Airport facilities include a barber shop, ATMs, public telephones, a variety of shops and restaurants, a pub, free wifi, and the interesting Discover the Airport Exhibit, which allows passengers to interact with planes and learn about how the airport works.
Parking: Parking rates in the airport garage are $3 for the first hour, $4 for 90 minutes, $5 for two hours, and $1 per hour thereafter up to a daily maximum of $12. Parking is slightly cheaper in the open lots, with the first hour costing $2 and a daily maximum of $10.
Website: www.flysyracuse.com
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Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)

Location: The airport is situated five miles (8km) northeast of downtown Ithaca.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Getting to the city: TCAT bus route 32 services the airport between 7.50am and 9.30pm on weekdays, and bus route 72 services the airport between 8.45am and 11pm on Saturdays, and between 7.45am and 4.45pm on Sundays. Taxis and rental cars are also available.
Car rental: Avis, Budget, and Hertz are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport, but it is best to order them in advance to avoid waiting. A taxi to downtown Ithaca costs roughly $16 to $18. Ride-hailing apps are also avaialble at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, including companies like Lyft and Red Route.
Facilities: This is a small airport and facilities are limited, but there is a conference room, a cafeteria, and free wifi. There are some vending machines for snacks.
Parking: All parking is free for the first 30 minutes. Parking costs $2 for the first hour, and about $1 per hour thereafter, up to a daily maximum of $9 in the short-term lot, and $7 in the long-term lot.
Website: www.flyithaca.com
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Stewart International Airport (SWF)

Location: The airport is situated six miles (10km) west of Newburgh.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Contacts: Tel: (845) 838 8200
Getting to the city: Getting to and from the airport using public transport can be complicated. Those wanting to take the Metro-North Train to New York City can catch the Leprechaun Bus, which transports passengers to the Beacon Station. The public Shortline Bus also services the airport daily, transporting passengers to the Newburgh Terminal. Taxis and rental cars are also available.
Car rental: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Visconti Ground Transport, which has desks in the terminal, offers taxi service 24 hours a day, but it is recommended that passengers reserve taxis in advance.
Facilities: Facilities include wifi, an ATM, a restaurant, a cafe, and a newsagent.
Parking: Short-term parking at the airport costs $3 per hour, up to a daily maximum of $30. Long-term parking costs $10 for the first 24 hours and $60 per week.
Website: www.panynj.gov/airports/stewart.html
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Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC)

Location: The airport is situated five miles (8km) southwest of downtown Rochester.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Getting to the city: Rochester Transit Service buses service the airport every day of the week, with an adult bus fare of $1. A number of hotels in the area offer airport shuttles for their guests, while taxis and rental cars are also available.
Car rental: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Alamo are all represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport, and a ride from the airport costs a minimum of $10, with $3 charged per mile and a $2.50 levy per additional passenger.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include ATMs, a food court, various shops, bars, a business centre, an information centre, an interfaith chapel, conference rooms, a lost and found, a pet-relief area, and shoeshine services.
Parking: A cell phone lot allows passenger pickups, free of charge. Parking in the short-term lot costs $2 for the first hour, up to a daily maximum of $24. Long-term parking costs $4 for the first two hours, and $2 per each additional hour. The daily maximum is $12. The economy parking lot is connected to the terminal by shuttles and costs only $1 per hour and has a daily maximum of $7.
Website: www.monroecounty.gov/airport-index.php
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Albany International Airport (ALB)

Location: The airport is located about six miles (10km) from the city centre.
Time: GMT -5 (GMT -4 from mid-March to the first Sunday in November).
Getting to the city: Regional and long-distance local bus, taxi, limousine, and car rental services are available at the airport to transport passengers to the city centre.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National/Alamo. The rental car reservation counters are located in the baggage claim area of the terminal. The rental car fleet is located inside the airport parking garage.
Airport Taxis: The taxi stand is located just outside the baggage claim area. Capitaland Taxi is authorised to pick up passengers from the airport, but passengers may call any cab company for transportation to and from the airport. Capitaland Taxi vehicles are equipped with meters and credit card machines. Ride-sharing apps are also available at the airport, with Lyft being the primary service. Uber drivers aren't permitted to service passengers.
Facilities: Airport facilities include currency exchange, ATMs, and a business centre, including internet access, photocopying, computers, printers, and workstations. There's also an interfaith prayer room, a mail centre, public telephones, free wifi, restaurants, fast food outlets, and various shops.
Parking: The airport offers a wide variety of convenient and economical parking options. A multi-storey parking garage provides covered long and short-term parking and a heated pedestrian bridge takes travellers directly to the security checkpoint in the terminal. The short-term lot is free for the first half hour. Short-term parking costs $2 for the second half an hour of parking and an additional $1 for every half hour thereafter. Long-term parking costs $2 for the first hour of parking and $1 for every hour after that, up to a maximum daily rate of $9.
Website: www.albanyairport.com
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