First off, this topic comes up once a week and is getting old quickly.
Second, when you ask what is more convenient, where are you going?
is located in the southern part of Queens, New Yock City, NY. Where as EWR
is located just outside of Newark, NJ
If we are talking Manhattan, you get there from JFK
via the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) and Long Island Expwy (I-495). The total trip is 16 miles to midtown--where all the hotels and tourists sights are. This trip at midnight can be 20 minutes--according to a Seinfeld episode--but at rush hour, and most of the day the Van Wyck is a mess.
, you can take the Holland Tunnel or Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan. They both leave you on the West Side of Manhattan 3 blocks away from the action. However, these three blocks can take a very long time. Also, every single day, and I do mean every single day, all year long, no matter what, the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels have 30 to 60 minute delays at one point or another to get into or out of the city.
NO TRAFFIC SITUATION IN
ANY PART OF
THE WORLD WORSE THAN THAT! And I emphasize that.
By car, JFK
gives you more options because you don't have to cross the Hudson River--just the East River, which from the top of Manhattan down has many more crossing most of which are free.
As for this statement above, "No comparison! From EWR
take the train ( New Jersey Transit is a lot cheaper then Amtrak and takes about the same amount of time). No worries about the tunnel traffic obviously. JFK
is far and very, very expensive to NYC. The train from EWR
takes you right to the heart of Manhattan. No question on this one! AVOID JFK
for New York! "
FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
The AirTrain from JFK
is a far superior and quicker system than AirTrain Newark.
If you are worried about cost it's a $5 ride on the AirTrain, and a $2 ride on the subway into Manhattan--that $7, no questions asked. By far the cheapest ride from a NY area airport to Manhattan. Total trip to the East side is 60 minutes.
If time is an issue--use the Railroad after the AirTrain. At $7, it's still cheaper than EWR
and quicker too.