How to get from LGA to Penn Station

Old Jun 10th, 2014, 09:13 PM
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How to get from LGA to Penn Station

Son needs to go from LGA to Penn Station using airport shuttle bus (Thursday p.m.). Looking for easiest option but not a taxi --wants a less expensive alternative. Please give specific details on where to catch shuttle at airport and then from Penn Station for return and cost Thanks!
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Old Jun 10th, 2014, 10:21 PM
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http://www.panynj.gov/airports/lga-p...portation.html
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Old Jun 11th, 2014, 04:36 AM
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Whatever he does he should NOT take the Supershuttle. It wanders all over Manhattan dropping people off at various locations in some sort of random pattern - and it can easily take 2 hours to get to your destination (longer than public transit).

He needs to take one of the large coaches that goes to a single destination - Grand Central, Port Authority. If there is one to Penn Station - fine (I only take cabs so am not sure). If not he can take the one to Port Authority and then walk a short 9 blocks south (less than half a mile).
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Old Jun 11th, 2014, 06:19 AM
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He should take NYC Airporter bus. It stops near Penn Station and costs $13.

If he wants to save more money, then he can take the M60 bus, transferring to the 7 Train at Astoria Blvd., then transfer to the 1/2/3 or A/C/E train at 42nd St. to go to Penn Station.

Or the M60 all the way to the 1/2/3 train at 125th straight to Penn Station.

The bus/subway connection may take a bit longer than the airport bus, but it only costs $3.50 ($2.50 plus $1 for the Metrocard, which must be purchased from a vending machine in the airport on baggage claim level).

He should allow at least an hour for either trip, though it could be less.
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Old Jun 11th, 2014, 07:39 AM
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I've taken the MTA subway/bus, airport bus direct, shared van, yellow cab and limo to and from LGA.

If you have little to carry, the subway/bus is actually pretty good and so cheap. The M60 stops at Astoria Blvd on the N/Q line not the 7. There is no Astoria Blvd stop on the 7.

I would take the direct airport bus if I had heavy luggage to carry but if you're young and strong, not a problem on the subway.
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Old Jun 11th, 2014, 12:23 PM
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Sorry, that was really stupid of me. I can't imagine what I was thinking, but sometimes I type faster than I think.

The N Train can get one close to but not at Penn Station, so it's ok to take all the way into Manhattan. If there's traffic, this might still be a faster option than the airport bus, which makes several stops, but it depends on which terminal you arrive at. You really do need a Metrocard, and the only machines are in the central terminal (not Delta or USAirways).
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