|February||Best time to beat the crowds (17% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (24% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|$469||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
In general, a ride on Uber won’t cost you too much, but traffic conditions can affect the price. You can meet your driver on level 5 of the domestic terminal garage or curbside on the departures level of the international terminal.
By far the most convenient way is to travel by car service, especially if you have a lot of luggage or are traveling in a large party. Your driver will be waiting for you at baggage claim and will happily transport your party and all the luggage to the car.
The combination of the AirTrain and the NYC subway system is the most cost-effective way to make the trip. The AirTrain will cost a few dollars, and the journey on the subway will cost even less; but be forewarned that this may be a difficult journey if you have several bags to carry.
If you’re really looking to splurge, US Helicopter flies to and from John F. Kennedy Intl. from three locations in Manhattan at the Wall Street Heliport: E. 34th Street and W. 30th Street. The cost for this service is $159 per person but please note you will be limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per passenger.
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