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Video:How to Drive to JFK from the Bronx, Connecticut and Upstate New York

with Nazly Jordan

Driving south to JFK can be tricky to navigate, especially in traffic. However, Whether you start in the Bronx, Connecticut or upstate New York, there's always a way that leads to J.F.K. airportSee Transcript

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Transcript:How to Drive to JFK from the Bronx, Connecticut and Upstate New York

Every journey starts with a trip to JFK, I'm Nazly Jordan for About.com and today I'm going to show you how to drive to JFK from Connecticut, upstate New York, and the Bronx.

Getting to JFK from I-87 (NY Thruway):

Drive south on the Thruway to the Major Deegan Expressway, and then to the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95). Then go east on the Cross Bronx to I-678 south across the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to the Van Wyck Expressway south. The Van Wyck goes straight to the airport.

Getting to JFK Airport from I-95 (New England Thruway):

Go south on the New England Thruway (I-95) to the Bruckner Expressway. Take the exit for I-678 south across the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge to the Van Wyck Expressway south (I-678), which goes straight to the airport.

From I-84/I-684 to JFK Airport:

Go south on I-684 to I-287 and then west on I-287 to I-87 NY Thruway to the Major Deegan Expressway. Switch to the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) east, and then follow I-678 south across the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge. From the bridge take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678), which goes directly to JFK.

Cross Bridges Faster with E-ZPass

During this trip you will cross some bridges. Some of those bridges require you to pay a toll. The toll prices vary. I'd suggest you get an E-ZPass, so you can cross the bridges faster and get an discount on the toll.

Alternate Route to JFK Airport from the North:

Listen to the traffic report on 1010 Wins radio as soon as you approach the Bronx. If there are delays on the Whitestone Bridge, follow signs for the Throgs Neck Bridge. From the bridge, follow the Cross Island Parkway south to the Belt Parkway/Southern State west. Follow to exit 20 for JFK.

Now you know how to get to JFK. If you'd like to know more about traveling and JFK, log on to About.com . Thank you for watching.

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