Transportation to and around New York State
From nearly everywhere, New York State is easy to reach.
Several airports provide convenient access to the state’s 11 distinct regions. Fly in to New York via two major gateway airports, John F. Kennedy International (JFK) in New York City and Newark Liberty International (EWR) in New Jersey, then rent a car to explore, or use smaller airports for one-hour connections to destinations statewide.
Convenient regional connections include Albany International (ALB), Buffalo Niagara International (BUF), Greater Rochester International (ROC), LaGuardia (LGA) in Queens, Long Island MacArthur (ISP), Niagara Falls International (IAG), Plattsburgh International (PBG), Stewart International (SWF), Syracuse Hancock International (SYR) and Watertown International (ART).
Once you've landed, you’ll want to explore these 11 regions – New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley, The Catskills, Capital-Saratoga, Central New York, Adirondacks, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Finger Lakes, Chautauqua-Allegheny and Greater Niagara.
Amtrak offers comfortable, convenient train service to cities near and far. In addition, three commuter railroads operate in the New York metropolitan area – the Long Island Railroad, Metro-North Railroad and New Jersey Transit.
Learn more about traveling around New York State from New York City whether it’s by air, train, bus or car.
For inspiration, hidden gems and local favorites, check out the official I Love New York Travel Guides.