As a native New Yorker let me explain that LGA
is approx. 8.5 miles away from midtown Manhattan and is considered a domestic airport. The only international flights being Toronto, Bermuda and seasonal Caribbean destinations. Travel Time depending on the time of day from LGA
to midtown can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 90 minutes. Cab fare approx. $20.00. JFK
is 16.6 miles away from midtown and easily reached by Air Train connecting to the E or A subway or Long Island Railroad to Penn Sta. which will bring you into Manhattan in about an hour while a taxi in rush hour could take you well over 2 hours. The fare from JFK
via taxi to midtown manhattan is a flat $35.00. EWR
, my preferred airport as I live on the West Side of Manhattan, is 14 miles from midtown and the AirTrain from Penn Station will have you there in less than an hour right to your terminal. It's the only way to go! A taxi from EWR
to Manhattan will take (again depending on the time) 25 minutes to 2 hours. Also FYI EWR
is in New Jersey and a New York cab charges double the fare on the meter when crossing state lines. That could easily be a $75.00 cab fare. Hope this helps.