Free Shuttle Vans to/from U.S. Airports on Asian Carriers

If you are travelling between Asia and the U.S., some airlines offer free van transfers from or to selected cities in the U.S. This helps them reach communities away from their airport.

These van services are subject to change and some of our information is dated, so please post any up to date experiences in the comments section below to help fellow travellers. Thanks!

Arranging a Van Ride

These vans are typically free but have finite capacity. They are often booked on a first come, first served basis and may need to be reserved in advance. Some are available only to revenue passengers and are limited to specific flights. So it is best to enquire of your travel agent or airline at the time of booking.

As with any shared van ride, you may need to hang around for other passengers before the van leaves.


Asiana – apparently offers van service connecting JFK and Philadelphia, San Diego and LAX, and Chicago to Illinois/Indiana/Wisconsin. More information would be appreciated.

China Airlines – shuttle bus offered between JFK and Philadelphia and New Jersey – details on their website.

EVA Air – offers service between Dallas and Houston airport (IAH), Austin and Houston (IAH), JFK and Pennsylvania, and JFK and New Jersey. Full details and timetables are on the EVA website.

Philippine Airlines – offers a van service between LAX and San Diego.

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