Best way to get from Newark airport into NY?

Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:43 PM
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Best way to get from Newark airport into NY?

DH and I are headed to NY tomorrow and will need to get from EWR to our hotel near central park (on East 28th St. near Park Avenue S.). I have not been to NY before so I am clueless re: the train and other transit options. Thanks!
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:48 PM
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key these two words in the search box above:
newark manhattan

This has been discussed endlessly, really. There are several options, any one of may be better for your circumstances. Enjoy your trip.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 03:18 PM
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to you, does best mean most luxurious, cheapest, fastest, easiest?

Park Ave South and 28th St are not particularly near Central Park, which starts at about 60th St (aka Central park South) and goes uptown from there.
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 03:47 PM
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Thanks for the search tip, rb, that helped a lot. Now I see my main options are train to Penn Station and subway from there, or a cab. I would like to do the cheapest way, but I don't want to go thru all the hassle of the train to save $5. It looks like the train route would cost $28 plus subway fare. Any idea what a cab would run me? Do they do fixed rates or is it a gamble with the traffic? (we are getting in around 2 p.m.)
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Cab would be in the range of $60 at least. And they're Jersey cabs - NYC cabs can;t pick up in Jersey - so NYC meter and rules don;t apply.
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Old May 29th, 2006, 05:51 PM
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Okay, I can now tell you how NOT to get from Newark to Manhattan -- Super Shuttle. On a last minute whim I decided a cab would be too much and the train/subway would be too much of a pain dragging luggage along and booked the shuttle. Well, it took over two hours to get from the airport to the hotel!! Traffic was awful (I was grateful I didn't take a cab, it would've cost a fortune) and of course you have to deal with other drop offs/pick ups. So on the way back we took a cab to Penn Station and the train from there and it was great, cheap ($18 each total), and fast compared to the darn shuttle.
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Another "must know" about transpo from EWR - Taxi's DO NOT take credit cards! But the cab will take you to an ATM.....
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Most people who live or work in Manhattan would take a car service to/from EWR. They are all set rates (plus tolls/tips). You can pay the whole fee with a cc. You should reserve ahead of time or right when you land. A couple bigger names are:
carmel-212-666-6666.
allstate-212-333-3333
Dial 7 "777-7777.
They have coupons online. Good luck.
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Your decision should be driven partially by the time of day you will be attempting to get into NYC. If it's during rush hour or on the weekend, I would recommend the train. If it's an off-hour, the shuttle is a great deal, and a car service would be fine as well.
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