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A comprehensive guide on your NYC helicopter tour departure points

To lift off on your NYC helicopter tour, make your way to either Downtown Manhattan Heliport or Linden Airport, depending on the tour you choose. Here’s all you need to know about the two heliports including how to get there, closest landmarks, and tips for a seamless boarding experience.

Where are the NYC helicopter tour departure points?

Tours departing from New York
Tours departing from New Jersey

Departure point: Downtown Manhattan Heliport
Address: 6 East River Piers, NY 10004 | Find on Maps
Nearby landmark: New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza Square (right opposite the heliport).

Departure point: Linden Airport
Address: 1101 W Edgar Rd, Linden, NJ 07036, United States | Find on Maps
Nearby landmark: Aspen Dental - Linden (diagonally opposite the heliport).

Getting to Downtown Manhattan Heliport

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By public transport

Subway: The closest subway station is Whitehall Street-South Ferry station. You can take the 1 or N train to the station which is a 5-minute walk from the heliport.

Bus: The bus lines M15, M15-SBS and M55 stop near Downtown Manhattan Heliport. The closest bus stop is South Street/Whitehall Street.

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By car

Driving route: The heliport is about 4.8 miles from Times Square via 7th Avenue and West Street. It takes about 30 minutes to reach by taxi, but any travel after 4pm will take longer due to traffic.

Parking: There are no parking facilities at the heliport. You can park at the garage located at the intersection of South Street & Whitehall Street, South St & Old Slip Rd or at the South Street Seaport (Pier 17).

Getting to Linden Airport

New York helicopter tours

By public transport

Train: Linden, 2 S Wood Avenue is the closest train station to the heliport. A complimentary shuttle service is available from the station to the heliport.

Bus: The closest bus stop to the heliport is Legacy Square North 70'n Of Pleasant Street. You can take the bus lines 115, 48, 56 and 57 to this stop.

New York helicopter tours

By car

Driving route: Linden Airport is about 1.8 miles from the Linden station by car. Take the route via W Linden Ave, Pleasant St and Wildcat Way to reach the heliport.

Parking: Onsite parking is available at the airport parking lot.

Your boarding experience

  • Arrive at the heliport early. We recommend you reach the heliport at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
  • Travel light since you will not be able to take large bags or suitcases into the chopper. Small bags and backpacks can be stored inside lockers at the heliports.
  • Carry your government-issued photo ID or passport for a hassle-free security screening and check in.
  • Make sure you listen carefully to the safety briefing provided by the ground crew before boarding. Board and deboard calmly as per the instructions given.
  • Wheelchair users will need to transfer from the wheelchair onto the helicopter and be able to sit in one of the seats with your legs bent.
  • For passengers under 150 lbs, at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, the staff can assist you into the helicopter and will bring your wheelchair to and from the heliport while you are flying.



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Frequently asked questions about the NYC helicopter tour departure points

Where is the departure point for helicopter tours from New York?

New York helicopter tours departing from Manhattan operate from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.

Where is the departure point for NYC helicopter tours from New Jersey?

For NYC helicopter tours departing from New Jersey, make your way to Linden Airport.

How do I get to Downtown Manhattan Heliport?

The Downtown Manhattan Heliport is easily accessible by taxi or public transport.

How do I get to Linden Airport?

Linden Airport is accessible by bus, train and car. You can opt for the shuttle pick-up service from the Linden Train Station to get to Linden Airport.

When do I need to arrive for my helicopter tour?

We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to complete check-in procedures and receive a safety briefing.

Is there parking available at the heliports?

There is no parking at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport but there are several paid parking garages nearby. At Linden Airport, onsite parking is available.

Is there a free shuttle to get to the departure point?

There is a free shuttle service available from the Linden train station to the heliport.

Which is the closest subway station to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport?

Whitehall Street-South Ferry station is the closest subway station to the Downtown Manhattan Heliport.