Directions and Parking - New York International Air Show : New York International Air Show

Directions and Parking

The show site for the New York International Air Show is located on the SOUTH SIDE of the airfield.  Follow the directions below that are shown on the above map when arriving to the New York Air Show to insure the best possible experience when arriving to the event.  These directions will lead you to the air show that is on the airfield with complimentary shuttle service included to the main entrance gate.


Spectators will not be permitted to enter the 1st street gate in 2019 as it has been designated as a vehicle entrance gate.  The only public entrance will be via the onfield parking across to the main entrance.  Due to increased passenger traffic at New York Stewart Int’l Airport, security will be posted at the terminal parking and only ticketed passengers displaying a valid boarding pass will be permitted to enter.


Once you park please proceed to the show site as soon as possible. Anyone caught lingering in the parking lot will be escorted out by airport security due to FAA regulations governing secondary spectators areas outside the designated event site.


Save 25% and expedite your arrival when you purchase general parking in advance for just $15.  Skip the shuttle bus and park and walk to the main entrance when you purchase Taxiway ParkingOnly 600 Taxiway Parking spots are available per day and it is only available for purchase in advance of the show for $29.


IMPORTANT – With Taxiway (formerly Preferred) Parking you can park on the airfield and walk 1/4 mile or less to the entrance with no shuttle bus needed. Special vehicle entrance gate. You must arrive by 10am and wait 30 minutes after the Blue Angels land to depart from the lot.  This is a good time to wait for the Blue Angel pilots and get their autographs after they perform.


Take exit 5A off Interstate 84 then head south on Route 747. Take the first left onto International Drive and then follow signs to “official air show parking.”  For the most expedited route based on current traffic conditions, please use the following Waze navigation link HERE.

You can also take Metro North line to the New York Air Show.  Single train service is available from New York City on the Metro North Hudson Line to the Beacon Station just a few miles away from Stewart International Airport.  Stops on the Metro North Hudson Line in New York City include Grand Central Station in Manhattan, 125th Street in Harlem and East 153rd Street at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. You can check schedules and stops for the Metro North Hudson Line on the MTA website. For more information on other public transit options visit the transportation page on the Stewart International Airport website.

  1. Chang says:

    Does the general admission include parking or not? If not, how far do I have to park away from the air field/show?

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Chang, no, general admission does not include parking (VIP and preferred seating both do include it). We do have parking that will be made available in mid-August for sale with shuttles to take guests to the admission gates.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Don, there is no overnight camping allowed at the airfield (see our FAQ section), but we spoke with our parking team, and they can accommodate you parking your RV for the day of the event if you need it.

  2. Dave says:

    We are likely camping nearby, but will need to check out of the campground Sunday morning before coming to the air show. Can your parking area accommodate a small SUV pulling a closed popup camper?

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Dave, we checked in with our parking crew, and YES, we can accommodate a small SUV pulling a closed pop-up camper during the duration of the show. The parking crew will direct you where to go when you arrive.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Yes, but there are specific times when Stewart Air Field will not be allowing air traffic in on the two days of the show. We recommend contacting them directly to determine those hours.

  3. Karen A Siracusa says:

    I’m seeing the schedule for the performers but I see nothing about static displays. A real good static display can make or break an air show.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hi Karen, details on our static displays will be updated as we get closer to the show! Stay tuned on our Facebook page and email list for exciting updates as we announce our performers and statics. We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 show!

  4. Clark says:

    I’ve purchased a Pit Pass as I’ve done in the past. Is parking included in the Pit Pass purchase as in the past, I did see changes this year which is a plus, but I didn’t see any mention of parking being apart of the cost.

    • NY Air Show says:

      Hey Clark, yes, parking is included in the photo pit pass. Thanks for being a part of this special offering!

  5. Mike Yorio says:

    I know the gates open at 9 a.m., but (1) what time does the show actually start; (2) what’s the general schedule of performers; and (3) about what time are the Thunderbirds expected to go on? Thanks!

    • NY Air Show says:

      Flying will start around 12 Noon, the rest is way too early, won’t have those details finalized until a couple weeks before the show

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