Door-to-door Car Service
Go to the Ground Services Information Booth at the airport. There, you can arrange for door-to-door car service to locations in Manhattan, between 23rd and 63rd Streets. Costs vary depending on the service.
From JFK to midtown Manhattan, Super Shuttle costs $23 for one passenger, and another $19 for every additional passenger.
From LaGuardia to midtown Manhattan, Super Shuttle costs $17 for the first passenger and $15 for every additional passenger.
Learn more about Super Shuttle or other door-to-door services available for JFK and for LaGuardia.
The average taxi trip from JFK to midtown Manhattan will cost $52 (flat-rate), with additional costs for bridge and highway tolls, which are paid by the passenger. A taxi trip from LaGuardia will cost about $32, again with additional costs for tolls. Additionally, a 15% tip is customary. The fare will be shown on a meter inside the taxi and it covers all passengers in the car. To avoid problems, take only the yellow cabs at the taxi booth outside the terminal. Read the posted rate charts and note the taxi number.
Miles Car Service
This is a company that works with Fordham. They are available 24 hours and 7 days a week. To dispatch this car company, call 718-884–8888 after you have collected your luggage. Their rates will be provided at the time of reservation and will not include tolls, tax, and gratuity. They accept all major credit & debit cards.
If you arrive during the day, you can safely take the subway from JFK to the Lincoln Center campus. After arriving, go to the terminal for the AirTrain and buy a Metro Card of at least $7.75: $5.00 for the AirTrain and $2.75 for the subway. Take the AirTrain to Howard Beach station. From there, take the Bronx bound “A” train to 59th street. At 59th, get off and walk one block west to 9th Avenue.
Taking public transportation from LaGuardia Airport is also possible, but a little more difficult. From any of the terminals, take the M60 bus to Astoria Blvd station. From there, take the Brooklyn bound N or Q train to Times Sq-42 St. To do so, you will need to purchase a Metro Card of at least $2.50. Once at Times Sq-42 Street, take the Uptown 1 train to 59th Street. Once there, get off the subway and walk one block west to 9th Avenue.
Note: Subways and buses cost $2.75 per ride. You may transfer between subway trains, from the subway to a bus, or from a bus to the subway without paying a second fare with your Metro card. You can buy Metro cards from the vending machines in the subway stations. Until you are settled and comfortable at Fordham, avoid the subway after dark.
Another option many people choose to use because of its convenience is Uber.
Uber is an on-demand car service that allows you to request private drivers through applications for iPhone and Android devices. The service utilizes dispatchers to send the nearest driver to your location. The service provides a cashless solution that charges your ride directly to the credit card on file with your account.
To set up an account, you need to download the Uber app on your phone. You will need to provide your name, mobile number, email, language, and billing information. You need a valid credit card or PayPal account to use the Uber service.