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Old 12-27-2009, 07:39 PM
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Location: Gotham
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Default Which airport is closest to downtown Manhattan?

JFK, LGA or EWR?

I'm coming to visit and want to know which will be more convenient? I'm staying in the Financial District.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:50 PM
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By "convenient" you mean what? Fast? Cheap? Both? Do you plan on taking public transportation to get to your destination?
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:51 PM
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I meant fastest by cab.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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What time of day?
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:25 PM
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What time of day?
Evening. Around 6 pm on Friday.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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New York City Airports

Laguardia seems the closest according to the map
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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Evening. Around 6 pm on Friday.
Hrmm...definitely rush hour.

Newark is only 13 miles from lower Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel...but it can easily take an hour in traffic.

JFK is about 20 miles...as is LGA...and you have a few more road options.

Its a tough call. Newark is pretty much number 1 in the US in delayed flights. Personally I'd choose JFK or LGA.

Are you flying domestic? LGA only has flights within the US.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:31 PM
 
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Hrmm...definitely rush hour.

Newark is only 13 miles from lower Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel...but it can easily take an hour in traffic.

JFK is about 20 miles...as is LGA...and you have a few more road options.

Its a tough call. Newark is pretty much number 1 in the US in delayed flights. Personally I'd choose JFK or LGA.

Are you flying domestic? LGA only has flights within the US.
Newark ranked dead last while LaGuardia was right next it, JFK wasn't too far away either. JFK has the least amount of delays but its the furthest (not by much though).

I used Google Maps and this is what I got (Airport to Financial District):

1. LaGuardia: 15 mins (45 mins with traffic)
2. Newark: 22 mins (45 mins with traffic)
3. JFK: 25 mins (70 mins with traffic)

I'm guessing LGA would be cheapest by cab but I'm not sure.
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:26 AM
 
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None of the airports stand out as easier to get to Manhattan from. If I was you, I would just grab the cheapest flight, which will probably take you to LaGuardia.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:15 AM
 
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Newark is fine, but at rush hour, just getting through a tunnel to get to Manhattan can take over an hour, making it a one and a half hour trip.
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