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Old 02-04-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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Does anybody know the cheapest and best way (without driving & parking at the airport) to get from Stamford to JFK? Thank you!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Cheapest? Train/subways. But that's a longggg trip.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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Check to see if there is Chinatown buses out of Stamford to NYC Chinatown. Get on subway transfer to E train to JFK.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:18 AM
 
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The cheapest way is probably via CT Limo. Check their website for the hours their buses leave their terminal (next to the Marriott Stamford Hotel) and their prices, although I vaguely remember that they are in the $60 range. I can't remember if that is round trip or one way.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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The cheapest way is as follows:

Stamford to Grand Central on the train
From GC take the 6,7,S to the E. Take the E to the Airtrain.

Total trip cost-- About $20.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions. Let me rephrase - I meant cheapest within a normal amount of time. The commute from Stamford to Grand Central and then another train commute to JFK will end up being probably almost 3 hours, which is a bit too much time. I'm familiar with CT limo from Stamford Marriott and yes, it is $60 one way. I was hoping there'd be a cheaper car service, but looks like that might be my best bet.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Thanks for the suggestions. Let me rephrase - I meant cheapest within a normal amount of time. The commute from Stamford to Grand Central and then another train commute to JFK will end up being probably almost 3 hours, which is a bit too much time. I'm familiar with CT limo from Stamford Marriott and yes, it is $60 one way. I was hoping there'd be a cheaper car service, but looks like that might be my best bet.
Nope.. For $60, Connecticut Limo is your best bet.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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The cheapest way is as follows:

Stamford to Grand Central on the train
From GC take the 6,7,S to the E. Take the E to the Airtrain.

Total trip cost-- About $20.

This is how I get there when I fly. Im in New Haven.


Other than that you can ask for a ride, No parking fees, and should only cost you the amount in gas and wont take 3 hrs.

Your asking for a magic carpet ride if you want it any better.....
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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This is how I get there when I fly. Im in New Haven.


Other than that you can ask for a ride, No parking fees, and should only cost you the amount in gas and wont take 3 hrs.

Your asking for a magic carpet ride if you want it any better.....
How long does it take you to do that trip from New Haven?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: New Haven, CT
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Oh my its been a while, not too long though.

New Haven- Grand Central off peak. This ride is under 2 hours.

Grand Central subway terminal, Cant remember if I took the E or J/Z train to Jamaica Station

Transfer to the airtrain from there.

I used to know the subway systems more when I went there every week but I havent gone in a while now and when I do I usually go to Brooklyn because I have cool friends lol... So theres probably more efficient ways of mapping out the subway.

Last time I flew it was a redeye so people traffic wasnt so bad.

It was just weird for me thinking that I was in a closed area from the time I got on the train all the way to the Jamaica stop.

I think I gave myself around 5 hours prior to check in time because I wanted to have a drink and eat something before I got on the plane.
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