United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

JFK to Midtown

Jump to last reply

Hi everybody,
We are flying into JFK on a Thursday afternoon (landing around 2:30pm) and then flying out on Sunday afternoon (departing around 4pm). My wife and I are trying to decide if it would be better for us to take a cab to Midtown or to take the LIRR to Jamaica Station then E Train into Midtown.

Originally we were leaning towards taking a cab, but have given it some more thought. One pro of taking the train/sub was that it is much cheaper. Compare at roughly $120+ for a cab (round-trip, + gratuity) to only $30 (2 passengers) round trip. I also wonder if it will be quicker taking the train/subway than a cab due to bypassing traffic. According to the MTA site, travel time is roughly 1 hour.

However, do people frequently take the subway from the airport? Would there be room for my wife and I to bring our luggage? I am restricting my wife to only one piece of luggage for each of us (easier said than done!) I don't mind schlepping our bags up and down some stairs, but just want to make sure its normal and safe to travel with luggage on the subway.

I appreciate any insight!

5 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Buying African Masks in Chicago, New York City or Atlanta
  2. 2 RIP Rizzoli, J&R Music, Pearl Paint
  3. 3 Maui vacation
  4. 4 Broadway Banter 2014: Starting off with book recommendation
  5. 5 Hotel to stay before Channel Islands
  6. 6 Brooklyn why?
  7. 7 2 Days in Portland - Best of?
  8. 8 What to see/do in Baltimore without a car?
  9. 9 Favorite Washington, DC restaurants
  10. 10 Valdez (keystone canyon falls)? Matanuska? and other itinerary help
  11. 11 Boston to PEI: Where would YOU stop over?
  12. 12 NYC apartments through CitySonnet.com
  13. 13 Trip to Portland and Oregon Wine Tour
  14. 14 NYC over Memorial Day Weekend 2014
  15. 15 WISCONSIN
  16. 16 Road trip from Nashville to Dallas
  17. 17 WEst Coast WINTER holiday - 5 weeks driving.
  18. 18 Best non-chic, non-strip Hotel choices in Las Vegas??
  19. 19 Yellowstone Lodging in October
  20. 20 Roadtrip Across the Country
  21. 21 Glacier, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton itinerary - advice requested please!
  22. 22 New York City Restaurants
  23. 23 let's do a new Hawaii countdown
  24. 24 Hotel recommendation for San Francisco
  25. 25 Antelope Canyon. Tour form Page or just show up there and pick a guide ?
View next 25 » Back to the top