Lincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8 Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4732 times:
I'm extending a business trip in Northern NJ by a few days so that I can explore NYC for the first time (see my thread in non-av from a few days ago).
As part of a convoluted travel plan*, I'm flying into EWR and out of LGA. I'll have my laptop and one medium-sized rolling bag with me.
I know next to nothing about getting around NYC, so I ask my fellow A.netters... What's the best way to get to LGA from Manhattan with luggage? OK to do it on a bus? Better with a cab? Is subway an option?
(If it makes a difference, I haven't chosen a hotel yet, but it looks like it will be either on East 50th (between Lexington and 3rd) or 7th Avenue (between 31st and 33rd))
*- I'm flying into EWR on Tuesday, 28NOV, car service is taking me to the hotel, then on Friday 01DEC, car service is picking me up from place where my meeting is and dropping me off at EWR; I'm planning on taking the Airtrain to Penn Station and finding my way to whatever hotel I end up in. Then on Tuesday 05DEC I fly out of LGA back to CLE.
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HPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4694 times:
Look for the NYC MTA webpage, there's a bus that runs from LGA to the the subway lines.. (it's either the 4-5-6) I took it twice, wasn't bad pretty good over all, just check the bus schedules to make sure you get the timing right... there were several others with bags on the subway as well....
AA87 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4619 times:
Cab, or bus from Grand Central or (I believe) Penn Station. 50/Lex, GC is only a few blocks south. If cab, tell driver to take Queensborough bridge and not to argue or you're reporting him. It's right there, saves you the toll from Triborough bridge and as fast or faster. 25 min rush hour, 15 off peak. If you stay on 7th Avenue, trip will be 35-45 rush hour, 25 min off, by cab. Ask hotel if there is bus from Penn Station. Have fun.
Levg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4601 times:
You can also take a bus which departs from 42nd street, across the street from Grand Central. I've personally never taken it, but I hear that it's about $15. However, if you are not on the budget, you'd be better off taking a cab.
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DLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1891 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4581 times:
I've always taken the 4,5, or 6 to 125th/Lexington Ave and gotten on the M60 to LGA. Trip costs about $4 one way. Very easy too, unless you're dragging tons of bags. Cheaper than taking a cab or shuttle.
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VikingA346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4566 times:
I would definitely take a cab. I took the shuttle bus a few months ago getting from center city to LGA and it was a b*tch to get to LGA... Personally, I think they should just tear that airport down - its such a dump and such a hassle to get to.
But if you have to go, take a cab - the shuttles are just a pain in the a$$ and aren't worth the stress involved.
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ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4466 times:
Quoting AirScoot (Reply 10): If you want to take the subway, I'd suggest the N line to the end in Astoria. The bus station (M60?) is right downstairs - just follow the signs. Total time by bus.. about 5 minutes.
Don't take it to the end (Astoria-Ditmars Blvd) take it to one stop before the end, Astoria Blvd station. That's where you catch the M60. Or take the subway to 125th St and catch the M60 there.
Either way, be warned that the M60 is a regular city bus and does not have luggage racks - it sounds like you're travelling pretty light, but the M60 gets really crowded.
Personally, I always take a cab or car service to LGA.