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Easiest US airports to get to/from with public transportation

Jul 21st, 2014, 10:09 AM
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The OP is coming from Boston. Flying into NYC makes no sense -

Especially if the destination is Philadelphia.
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Jul 21st, 2014, 10:11 AM
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You are just fine AA was being AA. He thinks he is the smartest person in the room (until someone else comes in.)
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Jul 21st, 2014, 10:31 AM
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The OP is coming from Boston. Flying into NYC makes no sense - Amtrak is the easiest way to go - city center to city center and chaaper than flying - plus much more comfy.

You apparently didn't read the OP's OP. They will be traveling on a pass, so flying will be cheaper.

We can debate whether flying or driving is better, but I would note that you use inflated travel times for air travel whenever this topic comes up.
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Jul 22nd, 2014, 08:55 AM
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Well, if you're limited to public transport, then the five top-tier cities in Texas are all a bust (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Fort Worth). The public transport connections are inconvenient and slow. Dallas will improve somewhat when the DART light rail connects to DFW (the TRE is not a viable substitute).

New Orleans also sucks. Not a bit of sense in going from MSY to the city by bus - that's only worthwhile by cab.

Denver also bites - DIA is out on a plateau of nothing miles from downtown. Denver's rail system is building an extension.
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Jul 22nd, 2014, 09:31 AM
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LAX is really bad, but there's hope for the future.
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Jul 22nd, 2014, 09:58 AM
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I would fly in with my kids in the morning, take the subway to the Mall, and be back in Montreal for supper.

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Jul 22nd, 2014, 12:09 PM
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Seattle (new LightRail)
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Jul 22nd, 2014, 09:40 PM
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ABQ is a possibility (although people who live there or visit more often can better advise you on that).

It does have buses that will get you to the main attractions.


The question would be how convenient the bus service to and from the airport is—I've never used it, so I don't know.
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 07:30 AM
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If you want to do Disneyland there are dedicated bus shuttles from both LAX and SNA straight to several of the hotels. Kids ride free.

From LAX you can take the FlyAway bus to Union Station. Walk thru Union Station and catch the Red Line mass transit to Hollywood and Highland. The Loew's hotel is right there. Use the HOHO bus to sightsee.

You can take the Red Line and a shuttle to Universal Studios. There is a free weekend shuttle to the Griffith Park Observatory from the Vermont/Sunset Red Line station.
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 07:31 AM
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Also you can travel between Disneyland and Union Station by ART shuttle and train, so no problem doing both Disney and LA in the same visit.
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Jul 24th, 2014, 06:35 AM
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Atlanta is easy. The MARTA station is in the airport and will take you to downtown, Midtown and Buckhead on the north/side line and you can switch at 5 points to go to Decatur. Decatur is a great small town in the middle of the city.
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Jul 28th, 2014, 01:41 AM
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Thanks guys.

Thinking of a quick trip to MSP, basically to visit Mall of America for a day. The hotels have shuttles to both.

DC is a definite as is PHL. NYC I'll do when my husband is around. I'm not familiar enough to tackle that one on my own.

I saw the Disney sugguestions and we can do world as well if we stay on site since they offer the "free" bus to the airport.

Never considered SLC...will now.

Thanks again!
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