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?
This is one of the busiest airports in the States and although public transport into the city is regular, the hustle can be a bit much after a long flight. Relax, take your time, rent a car and do your holiday at your own pace.
That all-important first mile:
driving out of JFK airport?
In New York they drive on the right-hand side of the road but there are hardly any roundabouts at all so you’ll quickly get used to it. Beyond that it’s pretty straight forward - stay sober, wear a seatbelt and stick to the speed limit.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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