What Are the Most & Least Expensive U.S. Airports?

November 14, 2019

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The Points Guy is out with its annual ranking of the most and least expensive U.S. airports, taking into account such criteria as the average cost of airfare, parking fees, baggage fees, refreshment costs, and how much it costs to get to and from the airport from the nearest city center. Unsurprisingly, all three New York-area airports cracked the top five. "New York does have public transit options to all three airports, but I wouldn’t call any of those ideal for most people," Points Guy editorial director Scott Mayerowitz tells Lifehacker. "I live in Manhattan with my family and I always factor in how much it’d set me back.” At any rate, here's how the most and least affordable airports stack up:

The most expensive U.S. airports

  1. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  2. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  3. Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  4. San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  5. LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

The most affordable U.S. airports

  1. McCarran International Airport (LAS)
  2. Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  3. Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  4. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
  5. Oakland International Airport (OAK)