Rent a Bus for Transfers to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport

New York City is served by three airports: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Of the three, JFK has the most flights from the most destinations. So if your group is traveling to New York from across the country or across an ocean, it’s more than likely that your plane will land at JFK.

And that’s a good thing! JFK is the most modern of the NYC-area airports (LaGuardia is currently undergoing a renovation, but it’ll take years to be completed). It offers abundant restaurants, charging ports scattered across its waiting areas, and an AirTrain between terminals. And it’s within the city limits, making it a more appealing choice than Newark.

If you’re flying into JFK and think your group might need a shuttle to and from the airport, GOGO Charters can help. Give us a call at 212-356-0174 and we’ll find a New York City charter bus to pick you up and drop you off safely. Flying is stressful enough—let us take care of getting you to the airport or your hotel.

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Finding the Right Transportation for Your Group


The Subway
JFK is the only NYC-area airport with direct access to the subway. Both the A and E trains connect to the AirTrain, so you don’t have to worry about catching a bus or boarding a different train system to get to the airport. This makes the airport super-popular with native New Yorkers and visitors who are adventurous and on a budget.

But the subway’s not for everyone. Large groups can quickly get separated on public transit, and it’s even easier for someone to get lost if you’re traveling with children or people with mobility concerns. The subway also becomes trickier if you’re staying far away from the A or E lines. While a native may be comfortable with switching between two or three subway lines on the way to the airport, every person in your group may not be.

Aerial view of JFK Airport

Taxis & Rideshares
Taxis and rideshares are a popular alternative to the subway that work well for small groups. But if you’re with a large group you’ll have to split into several cars, and costs can quickly skyrocket. So if you aren’t prepared to tackle the subway, a charter bus is often the best option.

Charter Buses
When you book a charter bus from GOGO Charters, a professional driver will pick you up at the terminal where your flight landed. No need to drag your luggage through parking garages or on and off the subway—just stow your suitcases in the undercarriage storage (available on full-size buses), sit back in a reclining chair, and let your driver take you into the city.

Charter Bus Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Private transportation vehicles, like charter buses and minibuses, can typically pick passengers up at ground transportation at each terminal. Your driver will wait for you in the cell phone lot until you call to let them know your group has arrived. They can then pull up to the loading area and wait for you. If your driver can’t pick you up at your terminal due to construction or other restrictions, they’ll call to tell you where you can meet them.

When you’re getting dropped off, your bus can leave your group in the unloading area just outside of your terminal. Climb off the bus, grab your luggage, and walk straight into the airport without any further stress.

Friends sitting on floor at airport terminal

What You Can Do on the Bus

JFK lies in Queens and close to Brooklyn, but it’s a bit of a drive from Manhattan, the Bronx or Staten Island. Fortunately, you can request charter bus amenities like flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and free WiFi to keep your group busy on the way to your hotel. Get in a New York state of mind by streaming Living Single or Seinfeld, or update your itinerary with all of the museums you want to visit. New York traffic is a lot easier to deal with when you can relax while someone else takes care of the driving.

What to Do at the Airport

Because JFK is such a large, busy airport, it has plenty of restaurants and coffee shops where you can kill time while waiting for your flight. Have a group meal at Bento Sushi or BKLYN Beer Garden, or grab a quick bite at Dunkin Donuts, Au Bon Pain ,or Auntie Anne’s.

If anyone in your group needs a quiet moment or wishes to pray, the airport offers an interfaith chapel. You’ll also find nursing rooms for parents traveling with infants and multiple pet relief areas if you’re traveling with your furry friends. (The charter bus can take pets too, though they need to be crated if they aren’t service animals.)

When you get tired of browsing the duty-free shops, JFK Airport has free unlimited WiFi. The Internet can be slow, but it works! That means if you request WiFi on your charter bus, the only time your group will have to be disconnected from social media and Netflix is when you’re in the air.

Little girl gazing out window of plane

Accessibility at the Airport

If anyone in your group needs accommodations for a disability, let the airline know so they can provide any assistance you require with check-in or boarding. People with limited mobility who don’t use a wheelchair on a daily basis may still need to consider using one in JFK, since the terminals can be quite large.

Within the terminals, you’ll find accessible restrooms and water fountains, multiple elevators, and phones designed for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Once you leave the airport, GOGO Charters can have an ADA-compliant charter bus waiting for you with a wheelchair ramp, wider aisles, and wheelchair seating spaces. Just let us know which accessible amenities you need, and we’ll find the right bus from our network.

Book Your Charter Bus to JFK Airport

A charter bus offers one of the easiest and most comfortable ways to get to and from New York City’s busiest airport. Whether you’re traveling with young athletes who have never been to the city or a group of senior citizens who have visited many times before, you can keep your entire group together and comfortable on a bus with air-conditioning and optional free WiFi. Lean back in a reclining chair, stream your favorite playlist, and let us drive you into the heart of the City that Never Sleeps.

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