Manhattan New York City Cruise Port Transportation

Last updated on November 16th, 2021 at 06:41 pm

What is the closest airport to the New York City/Manhattan Cruise Port?

There are 3 airports in relatively close proximity to the Manhattan cruise terminal: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), La Guardia Airport (LGA) or Newark International Airport (EWR).

JFK is the largest of the three airports, operating more than 70 airlines. most of which are international.

Directions from JFK to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal


Directions from LaGuardia to Manhattan Cruise Terminal

LaGuardia services mostly Domestic and Canadian flights.  

Directions from Newark Liberty International to Manhattan Cruise Terminal

If you typically travel on a domestic budget airline, it is important to note that Southwest does not fly into JFK, and Spirit only flies into LGA.

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While most hotels do not offer free shuttles there are a number of options for transportation. In addition to public transit, shuttles and taxis for hire are in abundance, and if you really want to experience driving in New York, car rentals. Click to see hotels near the Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Car Rentals in New York City

While most major car rental agencies, including Avis and Budget are located at the airports, the closest companies to the Manhattan cruise terminal are:
– Quest Car Rental (Manhattan Rental Cars)

New York City Airport & Cruiseport Shuttles

This private transfer is a hassle-free option and will take you from any of the major local airports to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.

Go Airport Shuttle
Super Shuttle – JFK
Super Shuttle – LGA
Winston Transportation
Arecibo Car Service

New York City Taxis

The approximate costs for taking a Yellow Cab to the Manhattan cruise terminal are as follows:
– From JFK – $52
– From LaGuardia -$25-35
– From Newark- $80-100

To see most current rates as dictated by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, click here

Here are some helpful tips when dealing with taxis in New York city:
When taking a cab from LGA or JFK:
– a $1.00 surcharge during 4pm to 8pm peak times.
– a $0.50 surcharge from 8pm to 6am
– $0.50 NY State tax is added to trips within NY, but not to New Jersey
– 4 passengers (5 in a minivan) is the limit
– the meter starts at $3.00
When taking a cab from EWR:
– a $5 surcharge is added for trips into New York (except Staten Island)
– a $5.50 surcharge is added when a credit card is used for payment
– additional fees for luggage over 24 inches

Public Transportation to Manhattan Cruise Terminal


Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal are the closest train stations to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, from which you can easily take a taxi directly to the pier.

Penn Station is the main hub for Amtrak, PATH, Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit and is less than 2 miles from the port.

Grand Central is the main terminal for Metro-North Railroad and is also less than 2 miles from the port.


The Port Authority Bus Terminal – 625 8th Avenue New York,  is the closest (1.3 miles) to the Manhattan cruise terminal, and is serviced by a number of different carriers, which is great for those coming from outside the city. Click here for more information.

For New York City buses (MTA), the closest bus stops to the cruise terminal are M57 Bus – 57th street Cross Town M31 Bus – 57th Street/York Avenue. Click here for more information on the MTA.


Columbus Circle station is the closest to the Manhattan cruise terminal, which is approximately 1 mile away.  The trains that go to Columbus Circle are A, B, C, D or 1. Click here for more subway information.

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