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Published on October 12th, 2012 | by admin

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New York City Airport Transfer

There are three major airports in the New York City area. They are LaGuardia (LGA), John F. Kennedy (JFK) and Newark International (EWR). To get to Manhattan from the airport, you can take a taxi which from LGA will run about $30, from JFK/EWR about $50, from EWR about $60.

Below is the way to get to Manhattan via public transportation:
LaGuardia Airport(LGA)

From LaGuardia airport getting to Manhattan is fairly easy. There are two basic public transportation options — both cost $2.50.

Take the Q33 bus right outside your arrival terminal to the last stop (Roosevelt Avenue/Jackson Heights subway station). From there you can board several subway lines (E,F express or R, V local). I suggest taking either the E or F as they will cut the trip by about ten minutes.
Take the M60 bus right outside your arrival terminal to the Astoria Blvd. stop. You will see the elevated trains at this stop. Board a Manhattan bound N or W train and you will be in midtown in about fifteen minutes. There are a lot of steps at this station and no elevators.

John F. Kennedy Airport(JFK)

From JFK, take the AirTrain which is outside each terminal (you may have to cross the street). The one way fare is $5.00. You then have three optinions:

Get off on Station D, Jamaica Station. From there, you can take the E train (8th avenue) or the J/Z (lower manhattan). If you are going anywhere in midtown or the World Trade Center area that you take the E train option (station D). The E is the best option in about 90% of the time as it is the fastest, safest, easiest of the options. If you are going to the Wall Street Area, take the J/Z option.

Get off on Station A, Howard Beach Station. From thhere you can take the A train to Manhattan. If you are going to the upper manhattan, take the A train option.

Get off on LIRR Jamaica Station. From there, take the LIRR to Penn Station. If you destination is near Penn Station, this is the preferred option as it’s easier and there is more room for baggage. The trip will cost $8.75 for LIRR ticket instead $2.75 for one way subway ticket, but it’s worth the extra $6.00.

Newark International Airport(EWR)

Take the Airtrain to Newark Penn Station and then switch to the PATH train to Manhattan.
You can get off either at World Trade Center stop or New York Penn station. The World Trade Center stop is usually directly across the platform. This option helps you avoid the chaos of NY Penn Station and saves money. One way from Newark Airport to Newark Penn costs $5.50 and the one-way PATH fare is $2.25.

Take the AirTrain to the EWR Transit Train station, and then swithch to the New Jersey Transit train
There is a $5.50 ticket fee. From there you can take the New Jersey Transit train to New York Penn station. The train fare is about $15/person. Penn Station hooks you into bus, subway, taxi and walking to almost anywhere in NYC.

Newark Airport Express Bus
Buse fare is $16 one way or $28 round trip. You can board the bus at Terminal A, B or C. The bus leaves every 15 minutes, and arrives at Port Authority Bus Terminal(41 street and 8th Ave) in manhattan.

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