A380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1087 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 13634 times:
LGA by far, buses are available, cab should be less expensive than from JFK or Newark.
Then I would say JFK and then Newark but whether it makes a difference in terms of transit time between the two is not clear. From JFK, you can take the subway and from Newark, you have to take the train that gets you to Penn station. Bus is obviously available from both at $15.
COEWRNJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1061 posts, RR: 20 Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 13598 times:
As said before LGA is closest, I would say followed JFK in-terms of distance, but EWR would probably be more convenient than JFK. The train from EWR to mid-town NY is only about a 30min ride and a cab should only take about 25min depending on traffic on the NJ Turnpike an at the Lincoln Tunnel. The times from JFK are usually a little longer.
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13454 times:
All the previous post I would agree with, except you have to bare in mind where you are going in Manhattan. LGA is closest, but I have a colleage that used LGA and then took a taxi to the Battery Park area and paid $40.00 one way. Yeah, he got taken, and only then he realized EWR would have been a far better option. When I go to the NYC area, my rule of thumb is: JFK or LGA if I'm going any place Long Island and EWR if I'm going into Manhattan. It's more economical to take the train from EWR to Grand Central and then the subway to where ever. But, that's been my personal experience. Sometimes, it's a crap shoot.
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PlaneviewNYC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13386 times:
...but I have a colleage that used LGA and then took a taxi to the Battery Park area and paid $40.00 one way. Yeah, he got taken, and only then he realized EWR would have been a far better option.
New York City's yellow cabs have a flat $40 fare between the LGA or JFK and any point in Manhattan. A cab from EWR would likely be a similar fare, and the public transportation options between Manhattan and all the airports are fairly limited.
TonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 997 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13384 times:
No dquestion EWR is by far the most convenient to Manhattan. Maybe LGA is closer by miles, but EWR is so much easuer and faster ( LGA and traffic!!!!! great real). EWR take the train right to the heart of Manhattan in no time at all.
Busker From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13371 times:
As a native New Yorker let me explain that LGA is approx. 8.5 miles away from midtown Manhattan and is considered a domestic airport. The only international flights being Toronto, Bermuda and seasonal Caribbean destinations. Travel Time depending on the time of day from LGA to midtown can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 90 minutes. Cab fare approx. $20.00. JFK is 16.6 miles away from midtown and easily reached by Air Train connecting to the E or A subway or Long Island Railroad to Penn Sta. which will bring you into Manhattan in about an hour while a taxi in rush hour could take you well over 2 hours. The fare from JFK via taxi to midtown manhattan is a flat $35.00. EWR, my preferred airport as I live on the West Side of Manhattan, is 14 miles from midtown and the AirTrain from Penn Station will have you there in less than an hour right to your terminal. It's the only way to go! A taxi from EWR to Manhattan will take (again depending on the time) 25 minutes to 2 hours. Also FYI EWR is in New Jersey and a New York cab charges double the fare on the meter when crossing state lines. That could easily be a $75.00 cab fare. Hope this helps.
Busker From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 13349 times:
In response to Plainview idea that NYC has a flat taxi rate of $40.00 from LGA, JFK. Not true. The flat fee is $35.00 from JFK only and this is only from JFK into manhattan. From manhattan out is whatever is on the meter. LGA has no flat fare, whatever is on the meter is the fare. In traffic that can easily be 25.00 - 35.00. In response to the colleague being taken by a cabbie for a $40.00 taxi fare to Battery Park City? I'm sure that was the fare and he travelled during rush hour. LGA is the closest to manhattan, yet the most inconvenient to get to. I avoid it at all costs and fly several times per month on biz. Unless you're on the shuttle to Bos of DCA -- stay away.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8 Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 13306 times:
Are there any plans in the works to revive a water shuttle between LGA and manhattan? It seems this would have been the route with the least traffic problems. The Delta Water Shuttle used to go between the marine air terminal and:
Pier 11 at South and Wall Streets
East 34th Street and the East River
East 67th Street and the East River
East 90th Street and the East River
Are these even manhattan? New York never ceases to confuse me.
PlaneviewNYC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 13257 times:
Jessman...those are all points in Manhattan. On the map above, Manhattan is the phallic shaped island in the middle. Pier 11 at South and Wall is near very the bottom tip of the island. The street numbers go up as you go north...90th Street would be the closest stop to LGA.
Busker...you are right about the cab fares. The JFK flat rate will be going up to $40, however, when the May 1st overall fare increase takes effect.