emiratesa345
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Help: New York Airports

Mon Aug 18, 2003 1:46 pm

I will be flying Concorde from YYZ-JFK on that special promotion that they have going on. Originally I was going to take the bus (Greyhound Lines INC.) back home, which would cost me only 50 USD.

Captaingomes mentioned that he would fly Jetsgo back if he were doing this trip and I decided that is what I will do. The fare is only 144 CAD including taxes which is great.

What I need to know is how far apart JFK and Newark airports are, and how I can get from one to the other. The cheapest and fastest way would be the best for me. If you live in the area or have any idea how I can do this, please let me know.


Thanks guys!

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RE: Help: New York Airports

Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:02 pm

I would say your best bet is to get a car service, it's a flat rate and kind of quick.
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RE: Help: New York Airports

Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:26 pm

There is a Bus Service Between EWR and JFK:

Airport Service Express Bus
(718)706-9658
Runs every 30mins 6.00AM-10.00PM
The cost is $25

hope this helps,
Jeff
 
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RE: Help: New York Airports

Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:32 pm

Another way is to catch the New York Airport Service (ex-Carey Bus) to Grand central $13 one way. Then catch the Olympia Trails around the corner on 41st to EWR..again around $13...both run every 30mins.

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RE: Help: New York Airports

Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:31 am

I don't know about fastest, but the cheapest would be to take the free shuttle bus to Howard Beach subway station, take the "A" train to Penn Station ($2), and then a New Jersey Transit train from Penn to the Newark Airport station ($11.55, be sure to buy the NJT ticket before you get on the train or there's an $5 surcharge.) The free monorail then takes you from the train station to any EWR terminal, with some nice views of the airfield in the deal.

You can also use the subway to go to Port Authority Bus Terminal instead (one stop further north) and get a bus to the airport. Cost is about the same, and it is likely to take a little more time than the train (but you might get that back by not having to muck about with the monorail - the bus goes directly to the terminal. Then again, if the tunnel is backed up, you might not.)

(Info on the train is at www.njtransit.com, and on the subway at www.mta.info)

The train ride from Penn to EWR is scheduled for 20 minutes, but the subway ride from JFK to Penn can be something of a random function - it can take me anywhere from 45 minutes to 1:10 or so to go from midtown Manhattan (two stops north of Penn Station) to Howard Beach, then anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes for the shuttle bus to the terminal. (I can't wait for the AirTrain system to be finished and not have to deal with those stupid buses!) Personally I'd allow an absolute minimum of 2 1/2 hours for the whole ride, since you have to add in waiting time for the shuttle bus, subway, and train. And that's probably a bit tight.

For a faster, but still reasonably priced alternative, Princeton Airporter provides a shuttle bus between the two airports for $24 - go to http://www.goairporter.com/ewk_to_jfk.html for info. They claim 90 minutes between the two airports. You should book this one in advance - walk-ups are first come, first served.

BTW, the subway/train method is not recommended if you have very much luggage - there's no luggage rack on the subway at all, and the overhead rack on NJT can't handle anything larger than a carry-on bag. The train service to Penn is not a dedicated service like Heathrow Express (the best airport train service I've ever used, IMO), and these are just normal commuter trains.

Also BTW, if you decide for some reason to take the bus instead, taking the "A" train one more stop past Penn Station would put you at Port Authority Bus Terminal, where I'd guess the bus for Toronto leaves from.
 
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RE: JFK To EWR

Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:33 am

But if you really want cheap:

Free Port Authority shuttle to "SUBWAY'
Not-more-than-$2 ride to West 4th St on the A train
Walk 200-300 meters to the PATH; still $1.50 to Newark Penn Sta?
Downstairs and catch the 62 bus to EWR; maybe $1.25?
 
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RE: Help: New York Airports

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:25 am

Hadn't thought of that combo (I haven't used PATH in a long time.)

Bus schedule is on: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T0062.pdf, but I have no idea what the fare is. PATH is still $1.50.
 
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RE: Help: New York Airports

Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:35 am

If only they could expand PATH to get to EWR...I think that it would work quite well, as it would be a lot easier to get into lower Manhattan from EWR.

Also, I think there is a shuttle bus (maybe run by JetBlue?) that goes from T6 (I think) to Jamaica Station, where you can take the LIRR to New York Penn, then switch to New Jersey Transit to EWR.

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RE: Help: New York Airports

Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:02 am

Yeah, they need a connection from EWR to the PATH route.

Watch out what time you come in, traffic could be hell. I flew MSP-ORD-LGA July 31st, arrived around 1:03 pm. Left the airport at 1:40 pm, I figured all people would be at work. NOPE, it was really bad! And if there is traffic on the bridges, then you're really going to be stuck!

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RE: Help: New York Airports

Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:01 am

JetBlue has discontinued the shuttle bus from T6 to Jamaica Station - I used it once, and it was handy...you could even check in for your flight on the bus if you weren't checking bags. It was restricted to their passengers - even if you weren't checking in on the bus, they still checked to see if you had a reservation. According to their website, they're offering a discount deal with SuperShuttle instead.
 
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RE: Help: New York Airports

Wed Aug 20, 2003 6:41 am

"If only they could expand PATH to get to EWR...I think that it would work quite well, as it would be a lot easier to get into lower Manhattan from EWR. "

They are working on it, right now they are doing the enviromental impact studies. However ground breaking is expected soon (early '04), the line will extend two miles South to the Newark Airport Rail link station.

For more on the PATH extension as well as JFK Airtrain go to..

http://www.renewnyc.com/plan_des_dev/transportation/pdf/chapter2.pdf

It will run from the new World Trade Center Transit Hub being designed by Wolrd renowed architect Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=4&topic=801
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