Triley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
Since someone started this with Frankfurt. I am flying with NW from LAX-DTW-EWR on a redeye and arrive in EWR at about 8:30am. My CO flight to Frankfurt leaves in the evening. I'm probably going to be pretty beat considering I'm flying in on a red-eye. Should I just get a hotel or should I venture into NYC? How long does it take to get into NYC from EWR?
NJ Transit from EWR to Penn Station Manhattan is about $11 one way, however if you have a few extra bucks I would recommend taking Amtrak from EWR to NY Penn (at least on the way into Manhattan). The reason is that you will be arriving at the peak of rush hour, finding a seat on a NJ Transit commuter train during rush hour is almost impossible.
It costs $20 on Amtrak one way but it's way more comforable (like First class airline seats) and you will be able to grab a seat and possibly a a bite to eat in the cafe car on the way.
My advice if your heading to Manhattan is to take Amtrak in and NJ Transit back, cost is about $31 dollars rt.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2026 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2952 times:
There are many wonderful museums in the area:
In Newark, there's the Newark Museum (art, natural history)
In New York, there are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, Gugenheim Museum, to name just a few in Manhattan.
Any of these are worth a visit! Have a great trip, and welcome to the area!
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Triley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2940 times:
I am still debating on what to do. My hotel room would be free of charge. As much as I travel, I rarely come into the New York area so I really would love to go into the city. Last time I was there was when I was 10. Ater my redeye from LAX via DTW, I have the day in the NYC area, than another overnight flight to Frankfurt, then a 8 hour train ride into Austria, and then an hour bus ride. Pretty exhausting, but that is what comes along with reward travel.