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You won’t have a problem transferring from major US airports to your destination. Each airport is well connected by rail and road, with shuttle services, taxis, public buses, trains, and car hire proving to be the most popular options.
The vast distances between American holiday destinations mean that if you want to see a lot in a short time or are planning a twin-centre break, say in Las Vegas and New York or Orlando and the Florida Keys, it’s worth taking domestic flights.
It takes around two to three hours to fly across the country from north to south and about five hours to make the journey from east to west.
Flights are plentiful and prices are competitive, so compare online well in advance for the best deals.
Travelling by rail in America can be frustratingly slow and expensive and the long-distance Amtrak network is not as developed as most European visitors would expect.
That said, it can be a wonderful experience and going by train is undoubtedly the finest way to see some of America’s most memorable landscapes.
If you book far enough in advance, you can travel coast to coast for less than $300.
Top US rail journeys include the 51-hour cross-country trip from Chicago to California, following in the tracks of the pioneers, and the jaunt from New York City into the lush Vermont countryside.
Driving in the USA is easy and traffic – apart from in the big cities – is light compared to Britain’s snarled-up motorways and A-roads.
Many visitors avoid driving around major cities such as New York, where the traffic can be terrible and the public transport system is much more efficient.
Elsewhere, roads and parking spaces are wide and people drive with a care and courtesy that might come as a surprise if you’re more used to European driving etiquette.
If you’re planning to cover large distances, travelling by car is also the best way to get a feel for life outside of the city.
Discover your options with a visit to our USA car hire page.