A guide to Teterboro Airport (TEB)

Just 12 miles from Manhattan in the New Jersey Meadowlands, Teterboro Airport (TEB) is a convenient base for private and corporate aircraft in the greater New York City area.

Teterboro Airport is a private airfield. Image credit: yoh4nn/iStock
Teterboro Airport is a private airfield. Image credit: yoh4nn/iStock

Teterboro NJ Airport is located in Bergen County, New Jersey, about 12 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Owned and managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Teterboro is one of more than 20 private airfields serving the greater New York City region.

Teterboro airport history

The 827-acre Teterboro Airport (TEB) opened in 1919 and is the oldest operating airport in the greater NYC area. It served as a base for mail planes in the 1920s and as a U.S. Army base during World War II. After the war, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey acquired the property and leased it to Pan Am Airways (and its parent company, Johnson Controls) until 2000.

The airport has a weight limit of 100,000 pounds on all aircraft, which makes it not viable as a commercial airfield. The property is also home to the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey, with its displays of flight-related fine art and memorabilia, its extensive model collection, and its library of more than 4,000 volumes.

Teterboro Airport flights

Approximately two-thirds of the flights in and out of TEB Airport are by private planes, either owned by individuals or corporations. The rest are air taxis. There are no commercial flights from this airport. Approximately 488 flights depart Teterboro each day and 121 planes are currently based there.

Teterboro private jet terminals

There are 19 hangers on the Teterboro Airport property, some of which have pilot lounges and other facilities for the owners, guests, and staff connected with aircraft based there.

In addition, there are five fixed-base operators (FBOs) at Teterboro Airport. These companies handle aircraft fueling, parking, maintenance, baggage handling, and other related services. FBOs at Teterboro include Atlantic Aviation, Signature South, Jet Aviation, Meridian Teterboro, and Signature Flight Support.

Arriving international passengers clear customs at Hanger 1. Although the airport is open 24 hours, the customs office is only open between 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The private airfield is close to Manhattan. Image credit: Melpomenem/iStock
The private airfield is close to Manhattan. Image credit: Melpomenem/iStock

Private charters at Teterboro Airport

The vast majority of flights that depart and land at Teterboro Airport, more than two-thirds, are private aircraft. More than 120 aircraft are available for private charter from the fixed based operators at Teterboro. These include turboprops like the King Air 200 to midsize jets like the Citation III to long-range jets like the Gulfstream V.

How to get to Teterboro airport

One of the most convenient ways to travel to and from TEB Airport is to book a reliable Blacklane New York airport transfer service, which will pick you up at the private air terminal and drive you to the city or other destination, stress-free and in style.

Note: there is no central parking lot at Teterboro Airport so any parking arrangements are made by the individual fixed base operators.

Since Teterboro is a general aviation airport, there are no car rental desks at the airport. However, the fixed base operators can make arrangements for a car rental to be waiting to meet private flights.

Hotels near Teterboro Airport

While there are no designated Teterboro Airport hotels, there are a number of hotels located within a few miles of the airport property.

Why not stay at a nearby hotel and relax before your next flight. Image credit: Danai Jetawattana/iStock
Why not stay at a nearby hotel and relax before your next flight. Image credit: Danai Jetawattana/iStock

Accessible elegance at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe

Located just 3.4 miles from the airport, the recently-remodeled Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe features 140 guest rooms and suites, all with deluxe bedding, 55″ television sets, free in-room movies, plush bathrobes, and free Wi-Fi.

Club level rooms also include access to an exclusive club lounge with small complimentary food items offered throughout the day. Some rooms have views of the New York City skyline. Parking is free for all guests.

Facilities at the Teaneck Marriott include a fitness room, sauna, a business center, and 21 meeting rooms.

Dining options at the Teaneck Marriott include an Italian restaurant, an American restaurant, a wine bar, local restaurant delivery, and room service.

Convenience with a view at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights

Located just 1.5 miles away from Teterboro Airport near the Meadowlands Sports Complex, the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights offers 355 guest rooms and suites, all equipped with work area and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some rooms have views of the Manhattan skyline.

Facilities here include a full-service restaurant and lounge, a fitness room, a 24-hour business center, a (seasonal) outdoor swimming pool, and a gift shop.

Get some rest in at Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel

Another hotel near TEB Airport is the Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel. This hotel, located 3.4 miles from the airport, features 167 guest rooms and suites, all with lap-top size safes, upgradeable Wi-Fi and designated work areas. Club level rooms offer upgraded amenities and access to a club lounge with a sweeping view of New York City. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs.

Facilities at this property include a 24-hour convenience store, a fitness room, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, a business center and four meeting rooms.

Unwind at the Hyatt Place Secaucus/Meadowlands

Yet another hotel near Teterboro Airport is Hyatt Place. This 159 room, nine-story hotel is just 4.5 miles from the TEB Airport grounds and features plush beds, 42″ television sets and “plug panel” media centers.

Facilities at the Hyatt Place Secaucus include a 24/7 business center, complimentary Wi-Fi, free breakfast for Hyatt Club members, meeting rooms, an on-site restaurant and free parking.

Teterboro Airport in NJ makes a convenient base for individuals and companies with private aircraft. Located just 12 miles from Manhattan, it’s an easy place to fly in and out of without having to deal with the heavy commercial traffic at Kennedy or La Guardia airports.