JFK to Manhatten

Old Feb 25th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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JFK to Manhatten

What's the best way to get from JFK to Manhatten? is there a shuttle? Bus? Train?
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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 01:09 PM
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It depends on your time constraints, budget, luggage, and arrival hour.

There is the new airtrain to subway choice, but it takes a LONG time and if you have much luggage, it's a nightmare.

Shuttle buses will take you to Grand Central Station and/or Penn Station, or some directly to your hotel, but they ain't exactly speedy and if you de-shuttle at GC or Penn, you still must arrange transportation from there.

The best option is almost always a taxi, particularly if you have much luggage or are staying "off the beaten path" in Manhattan. Cost will be more, of course, but you get what you pay for.
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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 02:20 PM
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A taxi from the Airport is charged as a flat rate posted in the taxi $35.00 + tolls $4.00 it may have gone up. a shuttle bus charges approx $17.00 you can check the jfk website for links
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The current flat rate of a cab from JFK to Manhattan is $35 plus bridge toll ($4)and tip - I give $7 but I know others who give from $5 up. So, for two or more people taxi is not just more convenient - but also no more than a shuttle (since you must also get from GC etc to your hotel). For one person the shuttle is about $20/$25 cheaper but not as convenient.

The Air Train takes a long time and is not really practical if you have more than a small carry-on.
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Hi! Round trip shuttle to grand Central Terminal is $23 round trip http://www.nyairportservice.com/fares.html and as stated already, taxi is a flat $35 + tolls and tip. Last time we went to NYC there were 4 of us so we took a cab. When it was time to leave we also took a cab, but our driver asked if we preferred "metereed" or the flat rate (usually from the city to the airport is on the meter). I agree with Gekko about the airtrain option.
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Old Feb 25th, 2004, 08:08 PM
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If you do not have much luggage, the Airtrain is a great option. Otherwise take a cab. The flat rate ($35 +tolls+tip) only applies going from JFK to Manhattan. From Manhattan back to JFK it's a metered fare. This website has information on the various transportation options to/from JFK.

http://www.panynj.gov/aviation/jgtsfram.htm
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