The answer depends on your budget and amount of time you wish to spend in transit.
Fastest way from EWR
tends to be taxi or car service. JFK
to Manhattan in a taxi is flat rate $45. EWR
to Manhattan varies by destination but ranges $60 to $80.
Trains are easy to do from either (as shared by others).
- airtrain from terminals to railink station - NJ
Transit to Penn Station is $15. Amtrak to Penn Station is about $30.
has three options - airtrain to Jamaica for the LIRR to Manhattan (about $12). Airtrain to Jamaica for the E subway ($7). Airtrain to Howard Beach for the A subway ($7). These options will each use a different route to Manhattan and people will often chose the route that works best based on the final destination (for example - I can take the A train all the way to 145th street and walk the 5 block to my apt - but it can take up to 2 hrs).
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Have fun and let us know if you have more questions.
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