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Getting Around

New York State is similar in size to the United Kingdom. All 11 regions cover over 47,000 square miles, which includes 4,000 lakes and 1500 towns and villages.


Getting around New York State is very simple and there are many options. In addition to interstates and US highways, New York State has many scenic routes that really showcase the outstanding beauty of the State. As with all travel in the United States, a rental car or RV is the best way to get around, but if you want to see as much as possible in a short space of time, flying is also a feasible option, and several major airlines and low cost airlines link main cities within the state. If time isn't so important, why not cruise New York's vast canal system or hire a bike and cycle the many trails and routes. 


A relaxing, convenient and inexpensive way to get around whilst sitting back and enjoying the amazing scenery is by using Amtrak. Amtrak's New York State routes include The Empire Service, The Maple Leaf and The Adirondack. Visit Amtrak.com for detailed routes, schedules and tickets.

Car Hire

Renting a car in New York is a great way to see all the attractions and is an easy process. You must have a valid driver's license, a passport (for non- US citizens) and a credit card (used for a security deposit), and usually you must be at least 25 years of age (please check with your car rental company). 

RV Hire

Another way to to tour New York is by Motor Home (RV). Motor homes are available in different sizes depending on the number of people travelling. This is a really fun way to see New York State, especially in the summer months when the many campgrounds are open to the public.


Bicycling is a great way to see New York State and most major cities have bicycle rentals for people who don't want to bring their own. Regions such as The Finger Lakes and The Thousand Island-Seaway are perfect regions to bike round as they are relatively flat. For those who enjoy mountain biking, The Catskills region is a great choice.

Connecting flights

If time is of the essence, connect from JKF or Newark and take a domestic flight. Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines and JetBlue connect to all major airports in New York State to include Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.



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