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Best Gateway Cities for International Travel

Traveling internationally, for business or pleasure, can be exciting, exhausting, educational, and overwhelming – all at once. Choosing to travel from a specific airport can help make your trip easier – picking the best gateway cities for international travel based on geography and airport size. We’ve picked a few of our favorites for ease of entry and exit. Remember that Dav El|BostonCoach, the world’s largest privately owned chauffeured ground transportation company is always available to get you to these airports with comfort, safety, and reliability.

East Coast

New York – JFK The busiest airport for international arrivals into the United States from all over the globe, John F. Kennedy International Airport is the 6th busiest airport in the world. It is the largest international outpost for the New York area and serves millions of passengers and multiple airlines daily.

Washington, D.C. – IAD Located just over 25 miles from downtown Washington, D.C., Dulles International Airport is a busy international gateway for travelers to Europe and Asia.

Miami – MIA Heading to Central and South America or the Caribbean generally happens through the busy doors of Miami International Airport, serving the southern hemisphere with millions of passengers each year.

West Coast

Los Angeles – LAX and San Francisco – SFO are perfect if you are heading to the South Pacific, Asia, Australia or New Zealand. Both Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport serve a significant amount of far flung destinations throughout the Pacific as well as long haul flights to Europe.


Atlanta – ATL The busiest airport by passengers each year, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is no stranger to being a gateway for international travel. Millions of people pass through Atlanta’s centralized location in the United States to continue further travels abroad.


Chicago – ORD Traveling out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is a great choice for an international destination. It’s geographic positioning near the middle of the United States and its large capacity makes it a popular gateway airport for international travel.


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