Newark Liberty International, New York City
It was a cold and wet December day,
When we touched the ground at JFK........
I've been to both Newark and JFK, and I much prefer Newark. You can get to JFK by subway though it takes forever. This picture was taken from Terminal 1 at JFK and if you look closely you can makeout the WTC and Empire State buildings.
Boring fact: Before being renamed JFK, this airport was called IdleWild. ...
From Newark Airport there's a shuttle bus to Grand Central Station (20 $ roundtrip). At central Station you can take the Metro. It's inexpensive if you buy the tickets for 1 week (provided that you stay up to one week).
The Metro Plan is very simple (compared to european Metro Systems).
Ground Transportation - We flew into Newark airport and a cheaper alternative to a taxi into the city is by Van Shuttle. Go to the Ground Transportation desk (its quite easy to find) and book your ticket. We only had to wait about 15 minutes for the next bus. It drops you right at the door of your hotel. The cost was $14 each way, per person. The day before you fly home you need to phone and arrange a time for you to be picked up at your hotel to return you to the airport. The price from Laguardia is $13 dollars each way, per person and from JFK $14 each way per person.These shuttles operate each day from 7am - 11.30pm. Telephone number (212) 315-3006 or 1-800-451-0455
From all over the world you can fly to New York I guess......
There are two major airports, th JFK and the one in Newark. From Newark there is a direct bus service to Manhattan that costs 10$....as I remember it right....
From JFK you can take the metro! I don´t know if there is a direkt bus line.....
Travellers should consider flying in to Newark, NJ instead of JFK airport. There is connecting rail service from the Newark airport to Penn Station in Manhattan. Newark is a Continental Airlines hub, so you can usually get good direct flights.
The subway is the lifeblood of the city. Find a map to the subway system here:
Single rides on the subway are $1.50US, but you can get a 7-day unlimited ride card for $17. Just look for a Metrocard vending machine near the turnstiles at almost any station.
By the way, my subway picture was not taken at 3 in the morning. I just happened to be there on a December morning when everybody else was still warm in bed sleeping!
Three airports service the area: Newark (cheapest), La Guardia (domestic mostly), and JFK (most international flights).
[Newark] take the $10 shuttle bus to 34th street. It's a pain to find it, but keep asking--public transportation is only $4 cheaper and is a total nightmare (Jersey bus, then a transfer to a nightmare PATH train) Taxis are unthinkable, I heard they run about $50 or $60+ if not more [La Guardia] Take the M60, it's only 30 minutes from 110th Street (1-9 stop) or the 125th street (B/C/D/F). The Supershuttle 1 800 BLUE VAN delivers you to your destination for only $14, but it's a 20min wait. [JFK] the A train is only $1.50 but it's a 1.5 + hour pain in the butt to get into the city; try sharing a taxi with a random person, there's flate rate of only $35 (not including tolls); Supershuttle is also good, as they'll deliver you to your front door for only $14.
I arrived in New York at Newark airport. From Newark Airport I took the Olympia Airport Express bus to the port authority bus terminal(42nd Street & 8th Avenue-Airport Bus Center).
Tel. (212) 964-6233 or (908) 354-3330
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A cab, there are plenty.
and get a subway-map to get around by subway. Depending on the number of days you stay buy a subway-card. If you only use it once or twice you can buy tokens (coins) to access the subway system.
New York City has 3 major airports that services the area: JFK, La Guardia, and Newark International. I always prefer the non-stops into JFK, but Newark always seems to post the better deals.
New York City offers some of the best public transporation systems that any big city can offer. Getting into midtown Manhattan from any of the major airports is never a problem. You can choose to go via train, bus, private car, or taxi. Taxi rides from the airports to midtown can range anywhere from $35 to $60. The most economical from of airport transportation would probably be the bus.
When traveling within the city........the New York subway is the way to go! It's cheap, it's easy, and you can soak up the local character of the city on the subway trains!
Best way to get there is Fly,there are 3 airports, the most central is JFK.When I flew into NY in June I arrived in Newark in New Jersey.Its about an hours drive to downtown NY but there are bus and taxi's outside the door.Coming back to NY in Sept I got the bus from Virgina and then Washington and it was a night mare.Trust me,too long.
The best way to get around is the subway.Anyone will tell you that.Tickets are cheap and I would recommend getting a weekly ticket,you can use it on all buses and subways.I think they were $4 for 3 days
There are 3 airports, since I took Continental airlines, I land at Newark. From there easy to reach the center of Manhattan using Olympia bus to Port authorithy Bus Terminal ( 8th avenue & 42nd street ). There are bus to reach the Subway from JFK and LaGuardia airport.
The 'Train'. I used the Subway all over Manhattan. Quite old but very clean ! I found people working there to be very helpfull, other clients too. Since most lines go along the avenue, you just have to check if you go 'uptown' ( toward a higher street...) or downtown. There are many connections, if you miss one, there is always another way ! You may buy a weekly pass.
If you are coming in by plane, I think Newark is the best way to go. From there, you can catch a $10 bus to Port Authority, and if you are travelling light, you can take a subway from there to just about anywhere in the city. Compared to other cities, it's not easy, but I think this is a good option. Not too much hassle and it's affordable.
If price is not an issue, or, if you can fly into LaGuardia, I would take a cab into Manhattan.
Almost universally, the subway is the best way to get around the city. Especially if you are travelling alone or with just one other person. And also if you are going a fairly long distance. If you are in a group, a cab would probably be economical. But often, cabs take longer than the subway, believe it or not.
Always during rush hours during the week, the subway is faster. Certainly anywhere in Manhattan. And don't let the occasional wait for a subway train change your mind! It is generally faster! I swear!
Another great meal by KLM, so different from their partner airline Northwest. This meal speaks quality (as far as the term quality goes in coach class) and the service was excellent, too.