Travel from Toronto to New York City

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Jun 18th, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Travel from Toronto to New York City

Group of ladies want to do a 3 - 4 day trip to New York City. My research on Google isn't helping me. We would like to travel by train, bus or plane, and stay in Manhattan. I just need some direction on researching this.
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Jun 18th, 2011, 07:05 PM
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Train or bus is going to be interminable - as in 10 hours plus each way. Have a look at kayak.com to see what the options are for flights.
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Jun 19th, 2011, 02:28 AM
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There are lots of flight options

AA flies about a dozen flights a day to LGA or JFK airports
Air Canada about 20 to LGA or Newark
Continental 8 a day to Newark
Delta a handful to JFK.

All things being equal I'd choose LGA for a trip to Manhattan, but if you got a better deal to Newark or JFK either of those will work fine as well.
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Jun 19th, 2011, 08:58 AM
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You could drive to Buffalo/Niagara airport for some cheaper flights and complete customs at the US border...
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Jun 19th, 2011, 09:10 AM
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There's a lot more competition on the Toronto-NY route than there is from Buffalo, so I would not expect prices to be cheaper.

I don't think passing through US immigration and customs at Toronto is terribly difficult - land crossings may take even longer.
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Jun 19th, 2011, 05:57 PM
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Thanks all. I'm sorry to sound so clueless, but how hard is it to get to the "city" from the airport in New York?
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Jun 19th, 2011, 06:29 PM
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It depends on which airport you plan to use.

LGA is closest to Manhattan, and for a group of ladies (4 people or less) the best way is just to hop in a cab. Expect to pay about $45 all totaled.

JFK is a little farther away, and is served by several rail options which can either be ok or painfully slow depending on your final destination. The cab fare from JFK is fixed ($45 i think), + tips & tolls expect to pay about $60 for up to 4 people.

Newark is in NJ and thus not served by NYC taxis. You could get a car service to take you to Manhattan, or connect by air train to the RR to take you into the city.
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Jun 20th, 2011, 04:17 AM
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It's usually a lot cheaper from Buffalo, NY than it is from Toronto.

Porter airlines is an option from Toronto from the city airport to our Newark (EWR) airport.
https://www.flyporter.com/Flight/Tickets?culture=en-CA
It's fairly simple to get from JFK, LGA or EWR airport into Manhattan. Find flights you like from your end at a price and hour that suits you.
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