Traveling from New York to Jacksonville
Airports in New York
Three airports service the New York metropolitan area: John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is located 20 miles from Manhattan on JFK Access Road. LaGuardia is located 6.5 miles from Manhattan on Ditmars Boulevard. Newark is located 16 miles from Manhattan on Brewster Road in Newark, New Jersey. Numerous airlines service the three airports, including North American, JetBlue and United Airlines. The Orbitz.com website can find you cheap flights from New York to any domestic or international destination.
Parking and Transportation
All three airports have long-term parking options available. JFK and Newark both charge $18 per day for long-term parking. The long-term parking at LaGuardia Airport costs $33 per day for the first two days, and $18 per day for each additional day. The NYC Airporter shuttle takes passengers from New York to JFK and LaGuardia airports. The bus fare is $12.75 to LaGuardia and $15.75 to JFK. The subway also runs between Manhattan, LaGuardia and JFK. Cab fare from Manhattan runs between $30 and $50, depending on which airport you're heading to. If you need access to a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, Orbitz.com can reserve a rental car for you.
Dining at the Airports
If you need to grab a bite to eat before your flight, all three airports have on-site restaurants. Some of the dining options include McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks. Using Orbitz.com to find cheap flights from New York means that all of your travel details are handled before you arrive at the airport. This gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal before your flight.
Airports in Jacksonville, NC
Home to Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville is serviced by Albert J. Ellis Airport. It's located at 264 Albert Ellis Airport Road in Richland, North Carolina, which is about 20 miles from Jacksonville. Orbitz.com makes it easy to find cheap flights to Jacksonville with daily service from both Delta and US Airways. Beyond providing standard passenger flights, the airport also conducts flying lessons and sightseeing excursions.
Getting to the Airport
There are several bed-and-breakfast and hotel options in the heart of Jacksonville. Keep in mind that the airport is about 30 minutes from downtown Jacksonville. However, in times of heavy traffic, it could take approximately 40 minutes to reach the airport by car. Although the airport itself does not operate any courtesy shuttles, some lodging facilities do have these services for guests. Furthermore, there are several taxicab services around the airport. Guests who drive to the airport can park in one of over 500 spaces on the airport property at a rate of $7 per day.
Weather in Jacksonville, NC
With an average high temperature of 85 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months, Jacksonville can experience periods of high humidity. To stay comfortable, travelers should wear light-colored clothing and wide-brimmed hats, especially in the hottest parts of the day. In the fall, average temperatures decline by approximately 5 degrees, but the chance of rainfall increases. Average rainfall in September is about 7 inches. Sunny days are plentiful in the springtime, but temperatures are slightly chilly. Averages range from a low of 38 degrees to a high of 65 degrees. Visitors should consider wearing layers to compensate for changing temperatures. January is usually the coolest month, with a low temperature average of 31 degrees Fahrenheit. The other winter months are cold with little precipitation.
Fun Activities in Jacksonville, NC
Due to the nearby beaches of Topsail Island, the summer months are a popular time to visit Jacksonville. There are plenty of shopping and dining opportunities as well. Check out Orbitz.com to find sales on low-cost fares, and even book a package that includes a hotel stay. For the best prices, consider flying during the late fall or early spring. This is considered the off-season in Jacksonville, so many hotels offer discount rates, and cheap flights to Jacksonville are even easier to find.
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