YOTEL New York, located at 570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10036, is a great base for exploring the city. The hotel is two blocks from Port Authority bus station, 20-minute walk or a quick cab journey from Penn Station and Grand Central, only 45 minutes from LaGuardia and an hour from both JFK and Newark airports.
JOHN F. KENNEDY AIRPORT (JFK)
YOTEL New York is approximately a 1-hour drive by taxi from JFK Airport and 2 hours by public transport. By subway, take the JFK-AirTrain to Jamaica Road, change onto the 'E' train to World Trade Center and exit the subway at 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal. Follow the exit signs to 42nd Street. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes' walk. By rail, take the JFK Air Train to Jamaica Road, change onto the LIRR train and exit at Penn station on 34th Street and 8th Avenue. The hotel is approximately 20 minutes' walk or a short cab ride. Cabs from JFK to Manhattan are a flat rate ($52.50 + tip and toll).
John F. Kennedy Airport
LAGUARDIA AIRPORT (LGA)
YOTEL New York is approximately a 50-minute drive by taxi from Laguardia Airport and 1 hour by public transport. By subway, Take the Q70 bus to Roosevelt Avenue/74 street, exit and enter the subway at Roosevelt Ave- Jackson Heights station. Take the ‘E’ train to World Trade Center and exit the subway at 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal. The hotel is a 10-minute walk.
NEWARK LIBERTY INT’L AIRPORT (EWR)
YOTEL New York is approximately a 30-minute drive by taxi from Newark Airport and 1 hour 10 mintues by public transport. By subway, take the AirTrain to Newark Penn Station. Exit and take a New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station. Take the subway uptown for one stop to 42nd Street - Times Square. The hotel is a 10-minute walk. By rail, take the Newark Airport Express from your terminal to Port Authority Bus Terminal, exit at 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal. Follow the exit signs to 42nd Street. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes’ walk.
Newark Liberty International Airport
Yellow cabs are city run and city controlled, they are metered and can be paid in cash, credit or debit cards. Tipping is usually 15 to 20%. When you take a cab it’s a good idea to have the cross-street address of your location with you. So, for YOTEL, it is Tenth Avenue at W 42nd Street or between 41st and 42nd Streets. From 4 to 5pm, there is a cab shift and is very tough to find one. Cabs also have “OFF DUTY” lights that can easily be confused with the ‘I am available’ light.
Public Transport is the cheapest way and at peak times, it is be the quickest way to get to and from JFK. The subway can get you pretty much anywhere you need to go in Manhattan for $2.75. If you plan on using this as a primary means of transportation, purchase an “Unlimited 7-day Pass.” However, note this can only be used by 1 person. There is a timer that prohibits you from swiping your Metrocard twice within an 18-minute period. To purchase subway cards, use the automated machine. Try to avoid rush hour (7:30 to 9.30am and 4:30 to 7:30pm)