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Old 07-16-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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How long does it take and whats the best mode of transport to get from jfk airport to west end studios hostel, west end ave, new york?

roughly?

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Best way if you can afford it: Take a taxi for approx. $35. Time involved depends on traffic, but I'd say you're looking at 45 minutes at least.

Best way on a budget: AirTrain ($5) from the terminal to Howard Beach Station (Subway) or Jamaica Station (Long Island Railroad)

~then: Subway to Manhattan (Line A)- Approx. $2, around 45 min. plus wait time for the train to pick you up. At 42nd St., Change to Line 1 or 9, a few stops to 103rd St station.

~ or: Long Island Railroad to Penn Station ($12) - Approx 35 min. plus wait time. Ride, A, C, or E line to 42nd St., Change to Line 1 or 9, then go to 103rd St.


I've done the AirTrain/Subway thing once. I'm sticking to cabs. It's not *that* complicated to do it by train, but after a long flight, I'm just not in the mood for all the waiting and the transfers.
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Originally posted by omisan@Jul 17 2006, 03:30 AM
Best way if you can afford it:* Take a taxi for approx. $35. Time involved depends on traffic, but I'd say you're looking at 45 minutes at least.
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It's now a $45 flat-rate to anywhere in Manhattan, tolls nonwithstanding.
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so $45 thats alright thought it would be around that for cab.

omisan, yeah on a bit of a budget but first night i'm sure we can go a bit further on spending due to the very same reason you say long flight jsut feel like gtting to hotel and getting sorted out,

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I always use New York Airport Service http://www.nyairportservice.com/

It's $15 from JFK to 3 different spots in NY (Grand Central, Port Authority, Penn Station). It takes a little time, but saves quite a bit of money if you're traveling by yourself.

Then you could just take the subway from Port Authority to West End Studios for $2/per person.

Also with a cab (and xanthous is right about the $45 flat rate and tolls not included) you have to figure in a 10-20% tip on top of that. It sure is faster and more comfortable to just jump in a cab and arrive at your destination without dragging your bags all around, but if you really want to save the extra cash, you can do the bus thing.
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If they don't pick me up I ride a cab, to much hassle to have the bags on and be on the subway at the same time plus the drunken flights always get to you (by you I mean me) and yeah the fare is 45$.
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cool cheers guys for all the input, to be honest we will probably get the yellow cab. Cheers guys
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