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User currently offlineYYZACGUY From Canada, joined May 2004, 161 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13898 times:

Hey a-net I am plaining A day trip to NYC and want to know which airport is the best LGA EWR or HPN. How far fom Manhatten (TIME SQUARE) Bus Cab Train COST . And most important which is easiest check in for AC, fastest security lines when my adventure in NYC is done????
All help will be great
Also Lockers are they Availbile


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User currently offlineN710PS From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13896 times:

Go to LGA. They have alot of frequency and the lines are not too bad but they can be up there depending on if your flight coincides with a few CO flights at the same time. Defineately LGA for sure though. Stay away from the city where the sewer meets the sea. (Sewerk EWR) Bad commute from the airport generally. JFK is a little more pain in the bum than LGA as well.


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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13866 times:

All of the airports are a bear, if weather or traffic happens it generally happens to all. LGA is your first choice in terms of location, followed closely by EWR (my opinion based on past travels).

As for transportation into the city, I know there are cheaper options, but for the hassle factor I always go with a town car service. I have used http://www.telavivlimo.com/ in the past with excellent service every time.

As I mentioned, other train / bus options are available, likely cheaper but for $29 it is not worth my hassle.

Have fun,

Craig
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User currently offlineHPAEAA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13860 times:

Quoting YYZACGUY (Thread starter):
Hey a-net I am plaining A day trip to NYC and want to know which airport is the best LGA EWR or HPN. How far fom Manhatten (TIME SQUARE) Bus Cab Train COST . And most important which is easiest check in for AC, fastest security lines when my adventure in NYC is done????
All help will be great
Also Lockers are they Availbile

ok.. here's my .02, I live on the upper east, I honestly prefer LGA, however for a day trip to Times Square, EWR is very accessible...

Here's from what I know: (All are approx)
LGA
MTA: MTA Card: $2.00 Cash: $4.00 (Take the M60 to the Astoria Blvd, take the N or W to the 42nd street station (Times Square)), (Have 2.00 in US Coin available per person.. I don't think you can buy the MTA Card at LGA...
Cab: (about $35.00) can run more based on traffic.
Black Car: $35.00 (flat rate, try 212-777-7777... I use another company for business, but for personal use I've found them very reasonable and reliable.

JFK
MTA: $7.00 (Take the Airtrain to Jamaica Center, take the E to the 42nd street station (Times Square))
Cab: (about $45.00 (I think)) Flat rate last time I was there...
Black Car: $50.00 (flat rate, try 212-777-7777... I use another company for business, but for personal use I've found them very reasonable and reliable.

EWR
MTA: ~$7.50 (Take the Airtrain to Penn Station, and then take any number of subways from Penn up to 42nd street...
Cab: (about $45.00) can run more based on traffic.
Black Car: $45.00 (flat rate, try 212-777-7777... I use another company for business, but for personal use I've found them very reasonable and reliable.


here's the Links
MTA (Subway and Busses)
http://www.mta.info
Airtrain JFK
http://www.panynj.gov/airtrain/
(easies to connect to the E-train... can take a little while though...)
Airtrain EWR
http://www.panynj.gov/airtrainnewark/
(Direct to Penn Station (34th street)
Dial 7 Car Service
http://www.dial7.com/?link=GoogHBidC...e&gclid=CPnf44-A4I0CFRGCGgod1BBCmQ

[Edited 2007-08-06 06:06:20]


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User currently offlineCitrus1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13847 times:

Quoting N710PS (Reply 1):
Stay away from the city where the sewer meets the sea. (Sewerk EWR)

Thats not very nice, you owe all the hard working A-netters who call Newark home and the people of Newark an apology.
And i only went off topic because HPAEAA gave great info for you to use.


User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13827 times:

I would go with EWR because you can take AirTrain right into Penn Station. It beats sitting in Lincoln Tunnel traffic (EWR) or Midtown Tunnel Traffic (LGA).

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5485 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13809 times:

As has been mentioned above, LGA is probably your best bet. The airport can get crowded at peak times--be early or else you might hit a lengthy security line up, but I've noticed airline and TSA employees at LGA are far more efficient than you would find at most other airports. Lines move rather quickly, so be sure to have everything ready when you check in, go through security etc.

JFK can work well, and MTA service via AirTrain works well, but I don't know how convenient the subway/train is when you're lugging bags. I have connected several times at EWR and enjoy the airport, but I have never commuted from EWR into the city. My recommendation for distance and frequency is LGA.

My one gripe with LGA is the line for cabs. I've spent a few cold and long nights in cab lines at LGA. If you are willing to pay more in order to wait less, I highly recommend that you reserve a car and driver. Carey limo has worked well for me in the past. A representative greets you at the baggage claim, helps you with your luggage, and then radios your driver when you are ready to go. Even though you will have to pay more, you will save a lot of hassle and time between LGA and Manhattan. www.carey.com
I've taken cabs from Manhattan to LGA before with no problems, and I even recommend grabbing a cab in Manhattan to LGA rather than meeting a hired car at a prearranged time and place.



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User currently offlineRavel From Finland, joined Feb 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13704 times:

I was positively surprised about JFK in June. All the terminals I visited (1, 4, 7) were clean and quite good. AirTrain was good. Nothing to complain, really, but the baggage storage staff at terminal 4 were very unfriendly and blunt.

Oh, and terminal 7's smoothie & milkshake kiosk was EXCELLENT.


User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 13644 times:

Quote:
HPAEAA Reply 4
JFK: Cab: (about $45.00 (I think)) Flat rate last time I was there...

Yes, you're right. I payed the same.


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3309 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 13642 times:
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Quoting HPAEAA (Reply 4):
EWR
MTA: ~$7.50 (Take the Airtrain to Penn Station, and then take any number of subways from Penn up to 42nd street...

I think you missed a step somewhere in there, haha.

Take AirTrain to Newark Airport Train Station, then take New Jersey Transit to New York Penn Station, and THEN take the subway to 42nd st.

Quoting Citrus1 (Reply 5):
Thats not very nice, you owe all the hard working A-netters who call Newark home and the people of Newark an apology.

Oh come on. I hope you're joking. It's nothing against the people there, but even Newark-ians will tell you how absolutely horrendous it smells there with all the industry. You can't drive through Elizabeth with the windows down for fear of dying.

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User currently offlineMdodd From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13574 times:

Quoting Bohica (Reply 3):
Your best bet is LGA. From there take the New York Airport Service bus into Manhattan. The cost is $21.00 round trip and takes about 45 minutes each way. The bus operates every 20 minutes.

That same bus runs to and from EWR as well.

Quoting N710PS (Reply 1):
Stay away from the city where the sewer meets the sea. (Sewerk EWR)

That is wrong.

Quoting Citrus1 (Reply 5):
Thats not very nice, you owe all the hard working A-netters who call Newark home and the people of Newark an apology.

Thank you.

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 6):
I would go with EWR because you can take AirTrain right into Penn Station. It beats sitting in Lincoln Tunnel traffic (EWR) or Midtown Tunnel Traffic (LGA).

Thats true, but depends on the time of day and week.

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 10):
Oh come on. I hope you're joking. It's nothing against the people there, but even Newark-ians will tell you how absolutely horrendous it smells there with all the industry. You can't drive through Elizabeth with the windows down for fear of dying.

Thats a little bit of exaggeration. Also...[Bethlehem, PA]. I live in Jersey, about 6 miles from EWR.

Also, as a side note...why does an Airports location (ie EWR) effect the Airport or service itself? Lets be a little more mature here. If you have problems with Jersey, Newark, or anything else I would gladly discuss them with you via IM or in another thread (and yes, that was a friendly invitation).


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 13558 times:

The most bang for your buck is EWR. LGA is a pain via bublic transport ($2 - Cheap!)... and easy via a taxi (+/-$30... not so cheap). EWR, via NJTransit, is very easy to use and only costs abour $10.

User currently offlineDartland From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 646 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 13537 times:
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Great summaries above. If you are willing to pay $40 for a cab to get the city, go to LGA. Best airport to use. You can also use NY Airport Service which I have always found reasonable and efficient.

EWR and JFK via airtrains and public transit (NJ Transit and LIRR/E-train respectively) are also quite cheap and take ~1 hour to get into mid-town from the terminals (less with efficient connections).

As for delays -- if one is packed, they'll all be packed -- so it hardly matters. If you want to avoid delays, fly into HPN and get an $80 cab into Manhattan (or a $30 cab to White Plains Metro-North station and another $7 for train into GCT). I'm a HUGE fan of HPN, then again I grew up in Westchester. Obviously it is not the airport to use for public transit into the city, but since you mentioned it...


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2878 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 13529 times:

LGA might be your better choice. LGA has a good location and it's not as busy, so things usually get handled more efficiently (at least according to my experience).

User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 13526 times:

Oh go on, splurge...you're an aviation fan...take the chopper!!!

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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3180 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13509 times:
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I'd go EWR no doubt, but that's because I prefer train service to the bus. At EWR, you take AirTrain a few minutes to the rail station where you can utilize either Amtrak or NJ Transit to Penn Station. The ride, all in all, is about half an hour.

JBLU


User currently offline747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 13497 times:

HPN is a bit too far from Manhattan, but is less crowded and delay-prone than LGA and EWR. My pick would be LGA as it is the closest to Manhattan and is the cheapest cab ride into the city compared to EWR (which is about $60 - I don't know what LGA is as I haven't flown into there before). But if you're not a cab guy and would prefer NJTransit, EWR would be OK (especially if you're flying on CO as Terminal C is quite nice w/ ample shopping/concessions). The main reason LGA would probably be better is that its not quite as busy as EWR and isn't as delay-prone.

User currently offlineCasasEWR From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13460 times:

Quoting N710PS (Reply 1):
the city where the sewer meets the sea. (Sewerk EWR)

In the state that is the armpit of the United states!  Wink I can say that cause I live here, right?

Having said that, I'd still have to give my vote to EWR. The NJT will more than likely get you to manhattan quicker, and it's SO much easier to figure out than the MTA.

Just my  twocents 

CasasEWR


User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13458 times:

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 6):
I would go with EWR because you can take AirTrain right into Penn Station. It beats sitting in Lincoln Tunnel traffic (EWR) or Midtown Tunnel Traffic (LGA).

Or you could go to JFK and take the AirTrain right to Penn Station as well...


User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13454 times:

Quoting RJpieces (Reply 19):

Or you could go to JFK and take the AirTrain right to Penn Station as well...

That would be a neat trick, given that the AirTrains (JFK & EWR) do not go to NY Penn Station. I guess you forgot the  Wink

The JFK AirTrain goes to Jamaica (Queens, not the island nation) and Howard Beach, where you can connect to the LIRR and A train (subway), respectively.

The EWR AirTrain connects to Amtrak & NJ Transit, both of which go to NYP.


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