Daevosh From Spain, joined Feb 2001, 32 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3226 times:
Hi all. Sunday I am travelling via delta from BCN to YUL and sadly only alternative was arriving to JFK and changing airport to LGA. I have 5 hours of time to do this. Considering it is a Sunday, how long will the taxi ride be from one airport to the other?
Would have loved to make the trip instead on AF using the BCN-CDG-YUL routing, on a direct CDG-YUL flight on a 744, but DL is offering me a special offer of 15000 extra miles for flying with them Spain-US so... will go thought the extra time and painfull US immigration process to earn those miles...
USFlyer MSp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3175 times:
The few times I have had to connect LGA/JFK I have taken the NY Airport Express Bus. The schedule is at http://www.nyairportservice.com. It is $13 each way. I am not sure about the forms of payment they accept. A Taxi would be $25 to $30 dollars (plus gratuity) each way.
Jetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
carry cash for a cab ride. public transportation is kind of spooky especially on a sunday... You have to check in at least an hour and a half before flyt time, so i would scoot.. There are a couple of decent restraunts there,unfortunatly not in the dl building, i walked over to the us the middle building..and would eat there....Lga is not really a good spotters place,unless your in the diner...I dont know of many transportation companies that accept a credit card... Ive phone ahead to a limo service and gave a cc,over the phone and they would meet me at baggage claim...its about 40 plus tip 50...
Jacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3042 times:
Daevosh.....I've taken the New York Airport Express Bus also..it's cheap, safe, and reliable...the only thing is though is to make sure you give yourself a couple of hours because they make other stops too(i.e. its not direct from JFK to LGA)...its on the schedule on their website....
Aa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3017 times:
AA scheduled me this stupid way once on my way to LHR, the Airport Express Bus is the quickest and most affordable way to transfer from LGA to JFK or vis versa. The least amount of time I'm told an airlines has to give you for this connection is 2 hrs. It really sucked getting your bags and rechecking at the other airport. Good luck!
Jfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3389 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
I'm a LGA based pilot and have lived in Queens my whole life (22 years). Occasionally, they fly us out of JFK and "surface deadhead" us with a shuttle van. This usually occurs at 5 pm in the afternoon when traffic is at it's worst on the infamous Van Wyck Expressway.
Contrary to popular belief. . . it never, ever takes more than 40 or 45 minutes in normal evening traffic. Even if there was some sort of disastrous accident it shouldn't take more than 1 hour. (This would have to be a real big mess).
It's only about 10 miles. If there is no traffic it should take 15 minutes. In normal everyday traffic 20-30 minutes. In rush hour 40 minutes.
But remember the quote from the Seinfeld Episode, "They say nobody has ever beaten the Van Wyck."