How To Get From The Airport To The City

From The Airport To The City Worldwide

As airline employees, we do a lot of day trips. One of the things that helps is having fast public transportation from the airport to the city. This page will give information about airports that have such access.

The first table has information for Canada and the U.S. while the second table the rest of the world. I will always be updating this page, so if you don’t see an airport mentioned, just leave a comment below and I’ll get the page updated pronto. I’ve included fares when they are published, but realize that these fares may change, so use the transit systems’ Web sites to check this before you travel.

Jamaica Station AirTrain to JFK

Typically, most European airports have a train from the airport to the city. This makes it all so much easier especially if you are not traveling with a bag.

From The Airport To The City - Canada and the U.S.

City NameAirport CodeTrain at airportCost (subject to change)
Atlanta, GAATLY, take MARTA$2.50 plus $2.00 to reload the Breeze Card. A Breeze card is required to ride the train.
Baltimore, MDBWIY, Light Rail and MARC which has a free bus shuttle to the station$1.60 (Light Rail)
Boston, MABOSN, take the free shuttle bus (Silver Line SL1) to the South Station train station then to the Red Line or take the free Massport shuttle bus to Airport Station to the Blue Line or take the free shuttle bus (66) to the Water Shuttle at Logan Dock
Chicago-Midway, ILMDWY, take the Orange Line$2.25
Chicago-O'Hare, ILORDY, take the Blue Line or take the free Airport Transit System train to Economy Lot E or Kiss-N-Fly then take the airport shuttle bus to the O'Hare Transfer Station.

Use Metra by taking the Shuttle. Take the shuttle bus at the rental car pick-up location on the lower level of each terminal to the Multi-Modal Facility and walk to the Metra station from there. The Metra station is located across the street from the Multi-Modal Facility, on the northeast corner of the building.
$2.25 - Blue Line
$6.25 - Metra
Cleveland, OHCLEY$2.25
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TXDFWY, take DART from Terminal A; take free airport shuttle to Terminal A or free shuttle bus to TRE$2.50/two hour pass, $5.00/day pass (DART), $2.50/2 hour pass
Denver, CODENY, take the University of Colorado A Line$10.50 for all day rides in the entire system
Los Angeles, CALAXN, take the free G shuttle bus to the Metro Green Line train
Miami, FLMIAN, take a free train shuttle (the MIA Mover) to the Central train station where you can take the Metro Rail
Minneapolis, MNMSPY, take the Light Rail Transit (LRT)2.25
New York, NYJFKY, take the AirTrain JFK to the following trains:

- A
board at Howard Beach Station
- E, J and Z
board at Jamaica Station then the A or the E trains.
- Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
board at Jamaica Station.

Take the Q3 to the following trains
- F
board at 169th St. or 179th St.
$7.75 ($5.00 for the AirTrain plus $2.75 for the A or E Trains).

LIRR Fares vary by distance and travel times.
New York, NYLGAN, take the M60 from Terminals B, C and D to the following trains:

- N and W
board at Astoria Blvd. – 31st St.
- 4, 5 and 6
board at 125th. St. – Lexington Ave.
- Metro-North
board at 125 St – Park Ave.
- 2 and 3
board at 125 St – Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.)
- A, B, C and D
board at 125 St. – St. Nicholas Av/Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Take the Q70 from Terminals B, C and D to the following trains:

- 7
board at 74th St. – Broadway
- E, F, M, R
board at Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Ave.
- Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
board at 61 St. – Roosevelt Ave.

Take the Q47 from Terminal A to the following trains:

- E, F, M, R
board at Jackson Heights – Roosevelt Ave.

Take the Q72 from Terminals B, C and D to the following trains:

- M, R
board at 63rd Drive – Rego Park

Take the Q48 from Terminals B, C and D to the following trains:

- 7
board at Main St – Roosevelt Ave.

- Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)
board at Main St. – 41st. Ave.

Note: Buy your MetroCard before boarding the buses. The machines do take credit cards. Using the MetroCard gives you a free transfer to/from the trains.

LIRR and Metro-North fares varies by distance and travel times.
Newark, NJEWRN, take the free AirTrain shuttle to Newark Airport Station. From here you can take the Nj Transit or Amtrak trains to New York-Penn Station.$13 for NJ Transit, variable fare for Amtrak
New York-Steward NewburghSWFN, take the Leprechaun Bus Lines to the Metro-North Hudson Line Beacon Station. Then take Metro-North into Manhattan.Check with Leprechaun Bus Lines and Metro North for rates.
Oakland, CAOAKY, take BART train from just outside Terminal 1 and a short walk from Terminal 2$10.20
Philadelphia, PAPHLY, take the SEPTA train
Phoenix, AZPHXN, TAKE the FREE Skytrain from Terminal 3 & 4 to Washington Ave. From there you can connect to the light rail going west into downtown Phoenix and continue to Glendale. Going east you go to downtown Tempe and on to downtown Mesa.$2 per ride or $4 per day.
Portland, ORPDXY, take the TriMet MAX Red Line$2.5
Salt Lake City, UTSLCY, take the TRAX light rail Green Line$2.5
San Francisco, CASFOY, take the BART from the International Terminal. If not at International Terminal, take the free train shuttle to the International Terminal. BART connects at Milbrae Station to the Caltrain$8.95
Seattle, WASEAY, take Link Light Rail$3.00
St. Louis, MOSTLY, take MetroLnk from Terminal 1 and 2$4.00
Toronto, ON CanadaYYZY, take Union Pearson Express$12.00
Vancouver, BC CanadaYVRY, take the Canada Line$2.75 plus there's a $5 additional fare when leaving the airport station

From the Airport To The City - Rest of The World

City NameAirport CodeTrain at airportCost (subject to change)
Amsterdam SchipolAMSY, take the train to downtown. Purchase tickets at the ticket counter.
Auckland, New New ZealandAKL
Bangkok-D, ThailandDMKY, take the train from across the street from the airport
Bangkok-S, ThailandBKKY, take the BTS
Barcelona, SpainBCNY
Beijing, People's Republic of ChinaPEK
Berlin-SchonenfeldSXFY, take the trains a very short walk from the airport
Berlin-TegelTXLN, take the X109 or the TXL to the S-Bahn
Birmingham, EnglandBHXY
Brussels, BelgiumBRUY
Copenhagen, DenmarkCPHY
Dusseldorf, GermanyDUSY
Edinburgh, ScotlandEDIY
Frankfurt, GermanyFRAY
Glasgow, ScotlandGLAY
Guangzhou, People's Republic of ChinaCANY
Helsinki, FinalndHELY
Hong KongHKGY
Johannesburg, South AfricaJNBY, take the GautrainR20 to R50 (Rand) depending on your destination.
London-CityLCYY, take the DLR connected to the airport
London-GatwickLGWY, take the Southern Trains or the Gatwick Express into Central London
London-HeathrowLHRY, take the Piccadilly Line, the Heathrow Express or the Heathrow Connect
London-LutonLTNN, take the shuttle bus to the train
Madrid, SpainMADY
Manchester, EnglandMANY
Melbourne, AustraliaMELN
Oslo, NorwayOSLY
Paris-Charles de GaulleCDGY, take the RER B
Paris-OrlyORYN, take the Orly-VAL to the RER B
Rome-Fuimicino, ItalyFCOY
Seoul-Incheon, South KoreaICN
Shanghai, People's Republic of ChinaPVGY, take the high speed train
SingaporeSINY, take the MRT. Ensure you have cash to use the machines or you can purchase a card using a credit card, but they may be closed or the lines may be long. There is an ATM nearby
Stockholm-Arlanda, SwedenARNY
Sydney, AustraliaSYDY, take the Airport Link
Tokyo-Haneda, JapanHNDY, the Keikyu Line or the Tokyo Monorail Line
Tokyo-Narita, JapanNRTY, the Narita Sky Access, Keisei or JR lines
Zurich, SwitzerlandZRHY, take the #10 Glattalbahn tram