Hiring a car from New York JFK airport

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Hiring a car from New York JFK airport

New York, the city that never sleeps is a destination for friends, film buffs and lovers wanting a little romance.

Why hire a car at JFK airport?

That all-important first mile: driving out of JFK airport?

New York JFK airport Q&A

Where are the car hire desks?

You’ll find the JFK Airport car rental desks near the baggage carousel. The car is just a short ride away by Air Train, the airport’s shuttle service to the Federal Circle Station car park.

What should I buy at duty free?

Once you’ve returned your rental car and checked-in, you can go through security and treat yourself to some tax-free luxuries. This is the perfect place to get some cosmetics or gadgets at discounted rates.

Are there any cashpoints?

Cash machines and currency exchange are available in each of the airport’s 8 terminals, look for yellow and black signs overhead which will direct you to them.

Where's the best place to eat?

Whatever your taste buds fancy is likely to be on offer here. Each terminal has ten to fifteen restaurants serving up fresh cooked, fast, European or Asian cuisines and they’re all so good it would be impossible to recommend just one.

The secret tip

The airport is so busy that it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Take your time - when you hire a car; you set the pace of your holiday.

New York JFK airport the gateway to...

New York

Distance: 19 miles

There is so much to see and do in New York that it feels like a lifetime, let alone a holiday may never be enough. There's the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial and Central Park, not to mention the chance to catch a show on Broadway or at Madison Square Garden and... you get the idea.

Long Island

Distance: 78 miles

This is where the New Yorkers go on holiday, so why not join them while you’re on yours? This area, more commonly known as The Hamptons describes an area of bays and beaches that form the Long Island peninsula. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities, the glitterati like to dip their toes here in the summer.


Distance: 11 miles

This district is much like New York in the sense that there’s lots to do, but it’s more suited to families and a laid back pace. Take a stroll through the neighbourhoods or load up the hire car with picnics, towels and dry clothes and spend a few days at Coney Island fun fair and Brighton Beach.