Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
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What is the best way to get to Manhattan from JFK please?
Member since 14 Aug 2015
Total posts 14
Having recently done the above, I have discovered the Train is the smartest quickest way to mid town manhattan total of 12.75usd to Pen Station compared to $30 for a shuttle (granted its door to door) heaps for a Taxi etc.. Air Train to Jamacia Station then long island railroad to Pen Station with only 3 stops. Iwill be doing this again in 3 weeks time. but I guess it depends on your final destination and how much luggage you have to take. your there in about 35 mins. or there is another route that connects to the Subway system with lots of stops.
Member since 14 Feb 2017
Total posts 77
If you get a chance to fly Emirates Business Class or above, there's a free chauffeur drive available to book via MMB ;-)
Member since 21 Jul 2014
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Member since 12 Jan 2016
Total posts 32
Was going the other direction (hotel to JFK), but we found having an organised driver the best option. I'm sure your hotel could advise who to contact to organise airport - hotel if they're unable to do it for you. We did have three people and a lot of luggage though, so didn't consider train.
I'm flying AA from ORD with one piece.
Member since 02 Dec 2016
Total posts 104
Depends, where you're going and what your budget is. My experience, Taxi from JFK terminal 4 (Delta) to near Times Square, Friday evening around 5pm (so peak hour), was about US$70 inc tip. Simple and no fuss.
Member since 18 May 2011
Total posts 40
I've done the Skytrain/Subway combination a few times with no problems.I chose that because the subway goes right to my hotel (Sheraton).
Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
Uber, given its one of the few things you won't have tip on or pay in cash, makes it very easy to just jump out
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 30 Oct 2015
Total posts 91
If you arrive arrive around 5pm, and are wanting a taxi, prepare to line up (this was the main Delta terminal) - last time I was there it took 40 minutes to get to the front of the line, then another 1.5 hrs to get into the city. I thought about getting the train, but thought I'd take a relaxing ride in the taxi - never again! I'd either pre-book a private transfer or get the train.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 374
Easiest and cheapest option is the JFK Airporter service. USD $18.00 one way / USD $34.00 return, with free drop-offs to hotels in Manhattan between 23rd and 63rd Streets. Schedule is every 30 mins from 6:00am to 23:30pm inclusive. See https://www.nycairporter.com/
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
You can take a Chopper from JFK to the east river in about 6 minutes, but the cost is a bit higher than an uber, I believe it's around the $1500-$1900 Mark, though that's halved if you have a friend with you to split the cost.
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