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Old Yesterday, 02:48 PM
Location: Long Island, NY
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Originally Posted by Cida View Post

Uber is scum. And a waste of money. And a bad choice environmentally.

I haven't ever done the subway, but think it's silly for someone who is unfamiliar with the city and carrying luggage.

I'd take the airport shuttle bus for about $20. It'll drop you somewhere in the vicinity of 42nd Street, likely near Grand Central, and you can take a taxi down to 33rd. The Super Shuttle also exists, although people don't use it much, and it would take you right to your destination.

You're worried about Uber and the environment, but meanwhile you're advising a bus+taxi instead?

If you're Mr environment you should recommend AirTrain to LIRR followed by a 2 block walk.

To OP: this will probably cost you around $20 and take around an hour with connections. When you land in JFK open the Uber app and see how much it costs and how long it will take you. You can make a decision right then and there. From my experience, Uber works fine at airports including JFK.
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Old Today, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by pierrepont7731 View Post
Some of them are pretty wild though. I had one that kept slamming on his breaks.
Drivers in general can be pretty wild. Same as people on bikes, skateboards, etc.
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Old Today, 05:39 AM
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At the end of the day, OP you have several options.

You can take a/an:

Yellow taxi
Shuttle bus
Airtrain to the A Train
Airtrain to the LIRR Train

Each comes with a cost and time factor. You just need to decide which one suits your budget and feasibility (in regards to time and luggage).

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Old Today, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by maxwell2323 View Post
If you arrived at JFK airport now at 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon, and needed to get to a location right around Empire State bldg. 33rd/Fifth ASAP - and had to choose between an Uber and the subway system, which would you choose? Why?
A vehicle would be faster, but it all depends on what way the driver takes.

The faster way driving from JFK to Manhattan would be to take the Belt Pkwy to Exit 17W, follow signs to Atlantic Avenue, take Atlantic Avenue all the way past Barclays Center and over the Brooklyn Bridge to the FDR, take FDR to exit 8, 34th Street.

You may hit traffic on the Belt, and in Downtown Brooklyn.
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