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Passport / Visa

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
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JFK International Airport

JFK International Airport

New York is served by three major airports and JFK is the most well-known one of them all. You can take public transportation or taxis to Manhattan from all airports. There is a flat-rate taxi fare from JFK to Manhattan, but there are also subway and public transport options. To reach the stops for public transport, you need to use the AirTrain in most cases. The metro from JFK to Midtown Manhattan takes approximately 60-75 minutes. There are also different bus services. The local transport company MTA operates several lines going to nearby neighborhoods. The fare is the same as for the metro. The NYC Airporter is a direct bus line from JFK to Grand Central Station and Penn Station. The journey takes approx. 60 minutes depending on traffic. You can buy tickets online or at the NYC Airporter counter inside the airport.
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Newark International Airport

Newark International Airport

Newark International Airport is located in New Jersey and from here you can choose to take a taxi, train or bus to go to the city. If taxi is your choice of transport, you will find cars waiting outside the arrival hall. It takes approximately 35 minutes to New York City. There is an AirTrain, transporting passengers from the arrivals hall to the trains (NJ TRANSIT or Amtrak train). It takes approximately 45 minutes from the airport to Penn station. The Newark Airport Express bus takes about 50 minutes and it stops at Grand Central Station, Bryant Park and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
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Bus

Bus

Most buses in Manhattan follow the north-south or east-west grid of the city, primarily on the larger avenues. Bus stops are marked by a light-blue sign on a green post (and include a list of bus numbers and routes), and the fare can be paid either in exact change or with the MetroCard, with which you can transfer for free between metro and bus services. If transferring without a card, the driver can give passengers a free transfer coupon. Buses run frequently and, for the most part, all night, but traffic can make a long ride out of a short distance.
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