Thursday, May 15, 2008

Midmonth Subway Theme: Train to JFK Airport

It is possible to get from Manhattan to the three major airports in NYC (JFK and LaGuardia) and New Jersey (Newark) via public transportation for under $10. However, it would involve multiple train and bus changes and about 2 hours of commute time. A quicker way to the airports would be to use the yellow cab/taxi but it will cost anywhere from $35 to $50.

Two other cities are participating in the mid-month subway theme:

14 comments:

thwany said...

that's what friends with cars are for =D

Per Stromsjo said...

Same story here. The quickest way is the most expensive, using the Arlanda Express train.

Happy subway day!

Olivier said...

il est bien pratique cet "Air Train" et je le conseille pour ceux qui veulent pas se ruiner et aller dans le centre de Manhattan.

it makes sense that "Air Train" and I advise those who want to go ruin, and go in downtown Manhattan.

Peter said...

Good connections to the airport(s) are missing in many cities (including Paris)! From CdG to Paris centre, you can use a "quick" train, very slow, paying some 8 € (but better not have any luggage) or a bus for some 10 €, but in both cases you need of course to add more local transportation to get to your final address. A taxi would cost some 60 €.

Last time I was in NY was professionally and I had a limousine waiting for me! Definitely a nice solution!

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a telling photograph. It tells the real cost of living in the big city. I just can't imagine spending much more than the cost of a gallon of gasoline to drive to and from our international airport. And with the increases in the cost of gasoline those prices you have quoted will double and triple. Who knows what the solution might be when gasoline reaches $10.00 a gallon.

A friend of mine from the days when I worked in engineering at NCR, Fred Chaboty, was a native of New York City and went to City College there and eventually escaped to Ohio, met his wife, had two children and went to work as a mechanical engineer at NCR and sat in front of me.

One day he said, "You know I can't remember ever seeing a blue sky in New York City without straining my neck and looking straight up."

Kelly said...

I used to fly into Newark, and take the bus into the city. Then it was a cab or another bus, unless I didn't have too much luggage, and I would try to walk as far as I could until my feet would be screaming at me to stop! Thank you for the memories of my times in NYC!

missy said...

Interesting. I have got some photos from the SATC premier on my blog so take a look hope you are wellx

DeeDee said...

Ming..your world is so completely different than mine...I remember the taxi cab ride when I spent the summer in New York...mostly hanging on for "dear life"...but we always seemed to reach our destination...My brother and I took the subway all over...I remember missing grass and trees mostly...but even at 13 yrs of age..if appreciated all the sights and sounds....

TCho said...

You can also take the bus to the airports.

Matt said...

Midtown Manhattan to JFK via public transit does cost $7 but does not require "multiple" transfers, only one, perhaps two depending on exactly what part of Manhattan you are in, and takes about an hour, not two hours. A train to Howard Beach ($2) then AirTrain ($5) to your terminal takes about an hour. LaGuardia only requires one transfer and only costs $2.

Mo said...

Take a cab. Less hassle.

Chuck Pefley said...

Is that 35-50$ taxi fare current? I seem to remember taking a taxi from the Times Square area to JFK and it was $50 plus my payment of the toll in addition.

But, I can top that. Taxi from central Milan, IT to Malpense was a flat €100 about 18 months ago. That was a very expensive ride!!

annulla said...

Oh, this post brings back nightmares! I did the "train to the plane" once when I was a teenager (I offered to help a friend catch his flight to San Francisco) and hope never to repeat the experience. The worst part was dragging my friend's heavy suitcase up and down multiple staircases at multiple subway stations.


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NYD said...

After all the years I spent travelling the city via subway, I now find it strange that I don't live in a city big enough to have one.
How about some pics of the Shinkansen AKA: bullet train instead?