IslandHopper From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 327 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11247 times:
I live in Riverside, CA near Los Angeles and fly a lot to ATL. Once I'm in ATL, I can hop on the MARTA and be to my business destination at Buckhead within a few minutes. No car rental or taxi/shuttle hassles.
I really wish LA would get its act together and connect our Metrolink to LAX or one of the other airports. I could just hop on the train and not have to worry about traffic or parking. I'm wondering if LA has the only major big city airport not to have any transportation to the airport other than by road.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 11167 times:
LGA is short on any rail links to Manhattan, and JFK is only just about to get one.
LAS does not have one, though the city is talking about joining forces with the city's monorail builders to do just that.
SEA is building one, but the people of the city do not want the one the city wants to build, and it's tied up in court (people want monorail, city council wants sub-terranian light-rail).
I am not aware of any rail links to PHX.
MCI is so dependent upon cars and shuttles it's not funny. The city bus runs only once an hour and then it's only a shuttle to Barry Road, which is still 15 miles from downtown, then making you transfer two more times before you get to downtown.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
Goboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2831 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11156 times:
I definitely agree with Gigneil about DCA. Of airports I've been to, DCA is absolutely the most convenient. It's basically walking distance from the mall, Smithsonian, Capitol building, etc. Plus the metro is right there to take you even faster.
Capt078 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11144 times:
boston's logan airport, which can often be a very frustrating airport, does have several options for commuting from the city to the airport. passengers can drive, take several different bus services, take the subway, or take a water taxi. actually, the water taxi and subway services are pretty good and reliable, although once on the airport grounds you have to jump on an airport bus to the actual terminal. before the city opened the new turnpike connection to the airport (part of the big dig), the subway and water taxi were the best methods of getting to and from the airport, especially at peak times.
GALLO_MEXICO From Mexico, joined Oct 2000, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11111 times:
BAA's Heathrow Express is the revolutionary, non-stop train service between Heathrow Airport and Paddington station in the heart of London. It's just 15 minutes to and from Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and five minutes more to and from Terminal 4. Convenient and reliable, trains depart every 15 minutes, 365 days a year.
Adam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11083 times:
I just checked the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and they do have service on the Trinity Railway Express which runs from downtown Dallas all the way to downtown Fort Worth with DFW as a stop. The only downside is that it does not run on Sunday
There is no rail link to Lovefield.
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1880 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11050 times:
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The Hiawatha Light Rail is under construction in Minneapolis linking Mall of America - MSP Airport - Hiawatha Ave. corridor - Metrodome - Downtown Minneapolis. It is slated to open Spring 2004. Not yet here, but soon.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11026 times:
Here in Sydney (SYD) we have underground heavy suburban rail to the CBD (10minutes travel - 10 minutes between trains or better) (from either the International Station or Domestic Station) with connections to 306 Cityrail stations alone plus bus / ferry interchanges across the Metropolitan area.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11019 times:
CLE has RTA Rapid Transit from below the terminal to Tower City Center, and from there connections to all over the city, including The Flats, Browns Stadium and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5667 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11012 times:
St Louis (STL) has MetroLink light rail to downtown, across the river as far Belleville, close to Mid-America airport. Right now it's one east-west line but extensions to various parts of St Louis and St Louis County are under construction or under development.
ILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 11004 times:
Zurich Switzerland has an amazing system.
from the airport train station there are trains to literally everywhere in Switzerland and also Munich, Germany, and one which travels through all of Austria (Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna and on to Bratislava)
There is also the Bus station, with bus' to just about eveywhere in the greater Zurich area.
The best part is that the tyrainstation is literaly inside the terminal.
Marcopolo747 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 11003 times:
ZRH has an excellent rail link not only to the city center but also to all corners of Switzerland and to destinations in Germany, Austria, France and Italy.
Passengers flying with Swiss can check their luggage at the railway station where they are starting their trip and check it to their final destination. For instance, you can check your luggage in Zermatt and pick it up in Buenos Aires. It is one of the most efficient and user friendly rail links in operation, they virtually run a "Hauptbahnhof" under the airport.