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Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by travellingtechie

Hi All!

I will be travelling to JFK shortly and would need to get to Morris Plains, NJ from there. I am planning to go by taxi as I will be having quite a lot of luggage. Could anyone please tell me any websites from where I can pre-book a cab. And any ideas how much is it going to cost? Will this be the best way to reach NJ or is there any public transportation facility available directly from JFK to NJ?

Thank you!

Travellingtechie!

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by nicolaitan

no meaningful direct transportation. for a trip of this length, the standard yellow cabs will charge a return fee to new york as well as the regular fare. if you want to pre-arrange a car, the most favored car services are carmel and dial7, both of which have websites. they will, for a little extra, come into the terminal with a sign carrying your name, and escort you to your car.

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by 10028

Since you have a lot of luggage, car service is your best bet. But here's the public transit info in case it's helpful.

From JFK, take the Airtrain to Jamaica Station and transfer for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to New York Penn Station. Total travel time is about 35 minutes.

At Penn Station, get a New Jersey Transit train to Morris Plains. Travel time is a little over an hour.

http://www.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm

http://www.mta.info/lirr/

http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TripPlannerItineraryFrom

And, obviously, if there's any way you can change your flight and go directly into Newark Liberty Airport, it sure will be easier.

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by nyceagle1633

Newark Liberty would have been WAY more convenient! Cheapest way, take the airtran at JFK to E train (Sulphin Blvd/Archer Ave), take E Train to Port Authority, take Bus to Morris Plains. Intead of Bus, take www.njtransit.com - take train from Penn Station (34th Street off E Train)to (Gladstone / Morristown Line to Morris Plains). Then Google Livery Cabs for Morris County NJ and call them when you arrive to JFK.

http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainSchedulesFrom

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by clunker

The next town over from Morris Plains is Morristown, plenty of taxi companies running out of there.

http://local.yahoo.com/NJ/Morristown/Travel+Lodging/Taxi+Services

I don't know how long you will be around, but there is plenty to do in Morristown, historical sights, restaurants, pubs, etc..

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by travellingtechie

Thanks for the help guys! I took a direct cab from the JFK to Morris Plains :-)

Happy travelling!

TT!

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by nyceagle1633

How much?

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by nicolaitan

good question

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by travellingtechie

220 green ones, tips and taxes included :(

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by nyceagle1633

THAT IS RIDICULOUS!

Re: Need to get from JFK to Morris Plains

by nicolaitan

also a pretty long trip across the triboro ( NKA RFK unhappily ) and gw, and out I80 to parsippany perhaps during the rush hour, plus return for the driver. seems high, but not that high. and much faster and easier than the alternatives requiring at least 3 different modalities.

Travel Tips for New York City

Stunning advertising boards

by Jenniflower

As in most cities, there is a lot of advertising in New York City. But in the Times Square area it is incredible!

Huge billboards for all the well-known brands of the world, with giant friezes and models protruding from them.

I particularly enjoyed the art deco type theatre billboards in theatre land. Huge, glitzy and in your face – that’s the game here!

The colours and typography and pizzazz just hit you from all sides, you don’t know quite where to look.

It’s quite spectacular!

The new Puritanism

by sourbugger

Times square when I first visited was a shrine to tackiness - a melting pot of the more shady side of life that is the underbelly of American society.

But times they are a' changing - and the new Puritianism is sweeping this corner of New York along with the rest of the city.

The dirty bookstores and cimema are fewer in number and not clustered together, smoking is virtually impossible and the vagrants get moved on in the blink of an eye. One of my favourite theologians was the German writer Paul Tillich. He wrote brilliantly on the human condition in such books as 'The Courage to be'. His family escaped to America before the second world war, and he ended up as a professor in New York.

Sadly, however he ended his days wandering around the porn cimemas of New York - I'm not sure he would have approved of the new Times Square born out of the puritanical, literalist, fundamentalist approach of the city fathers.

Of course, I love the theater...

by jfranks73

Of course, I love the theater and music. Last November, I managed to see the NY Philharmonic twice in one week. I usually manage to see 3-4 shows a week. In November, I had to see ground zero. I felt that New Yorkers were a lot mellower. Just walking around and seeing all the sights and people. There is so much to do. There is no place like in the world.

Visit the picturesque mountain...

by pat110

Visit the picturesque mountain town of Lake Placid. We found the natives warm & friendly (What's up with the stereotype of 'New Yorker' I had always heard about?) There are sidewalk cafes along the Main Street, curious shops to browse, sports and more sports in this two-time home of the Winter Olympics, or you could always take a horse & buggy ride!

La Lanterna di Vittorio

by Docu2001

I first tasted Vittorio's coffee with a scuptor friend from Tuscany who had recently, like me, moved to New York. He and Vittorio were from the same part of Italy ... on the coast of the Ligurian Sea.
Vittorio would sit at a table by the fire with a group of his friends .. playing cards or doing the books. Usually there was a waiter, a daughter, a wife or a son to help out.
Vittorio's son now runs the Cafe ... and the main room upstairs and just off Washington Square park, has not changed. Two fireplaces at each end of the long room, warm the atmosphere ... rich with Italian Opera over the sound system, and the smell of fresh espresso and hot sandwiches.
You can miss it if you aren't looking ... the entrance is on the landing, just above the street. Enjoy it ... this is as good as it gets.

La Lanterna di Vittorio
129 MacDougal St.
New York, NY
212-529-5945

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