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Car hire at JFK Airport

Car Hire at JFK Airport

John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), named after the 35th President of the United States, is situated in the borough of Queens in New York City, approximately 12 miles from Manhattan. The airport can be found just off the JFK Expressway, which connects to New York State Route 878, also known as the Nassau Expressway.

What I need to know

This is a major international airport, so JFK Airport car hire options are plentiful. At Holiday Autos, we compare car hire deals from more than 1,500 car rental suppliers for you to make sure you're getting the best vehicle for your requirements. With us, there's also no credit card fee or cancellation cost, which makes everything much easier and more flexible for you.

Where to pick up my car

The JFK Airport car rental desks are located close to the baggage carousel, which means you can pick up the keys to your vehicle while waiting for your luggage. Then, you can get your trip to New York off to a start right away as you drive towards that world-famous skyline.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

Home to the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, Ground Zero, the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, the Rockefeller Centre and the Chrysler Building (and that's just naming a few attractions!), New York has so much to explore, so hop in your hire car and head straight to the city from the airport.

Nearby JFK Airport

Fifth Avenue, home to the Empire State Building and some of the world's most famous shops, including Tiffany & Co and Saks, is just a 30-minute drive from JFK Airport. If you're a sports fan, make sure to catch a game of baseball at the Yankee Stadium, which is just 35 minutes by car from the airport.

Longer drives

Just over a 90-minute drive from JFK Airport is the Hamptons, home to long, sandy beaches and crashing waves, providing a tranquil escape from the bustle of the city. This is the home of the Long Island Iced Tea, which you'll find served aplenty at the fancy bars and restaurants of East Hampton.

Eating and drinking

It might be known as the Big Apple, but New York is not a city for eating 'clean'. NY serves up some of the best burgers and pizza in the world, while visitors with a sweet tooth need to try a cupcake from the Hummingbird Bakery - made famous after appearing in an episode of Sex and the City - or a thick wedge of classic New York cheesecake.

Things to do

This is the city that never sleeps, so there is always something new to do. If the weather is nice, Central Park provides a green haven amid the gigantic skyscrapers - it even has its own zoo. Alternatively, if it's raining, there are countless museums and galleries across the city where you can soak up some culture instead of the rain.


For an alternative view of New York, take a boat to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, from where you'll be able to see the distinctive skyline of the Big Apple from a slightly different perspective. Meanwhile, the 'Top of the Rock' experience on the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Centre offers stunning views across the city.