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Old 04-13-2011, 05:36 AM
 
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Hello
I have summer plans in Scranton but I've never been to USA before.So it'd be great if someone could tell me how can I go to Scranton after I land to JFK.
Thanks
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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Hello
I have summer plans in Scranton but I've never been to USA before.So it'd be great if someone could tell me how can I go to Scranton after I land to JFK.
Thanks
Directions from JFK Airport to Scranton, Pa

Hope this helps. Where are you coming from?
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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You will need to get to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC from JFK.
Port Authority Bus Terminal - The Port Authority of NY & NJ

From the Port Authority you can take the bus directly to Scranton
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Maybe someone can advise you on how to get to the Port Authority from the airport. Train or local bus is my guess or a taxi.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Maybe someone can advise you on how to get to the Port Authority from the airport. Train or local bus is my guess or a taxi.
Bus from JFK to Port Authority
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:44 AM
 
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I'm coming from Turkey.I think taking a bus from JFK to Port Authority would be easy.Then I can take another bus to Scranton.
Thanks a lot.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:08 PM
 
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I think the bus would probably be easiest but if you want to get to the Port Authority via the subway you can hop the AirTrain from JFK and connect to the A train at Howard Beach/JFK Airport. The A (Manhattan Bound) will take you directly to 42nd street Port Authority Bus Terminal. This MAY be quicker than a bus depending on the time of day. (NYC roads are notorious for gridlock).
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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I think the bus would probably be easiest but if you want to get to the Port Authority via the subway you can hop the AirTrain from JFK and connect to the A train at Howard Beach/JFK Airport. The A (Manhattan Bound) will take you directly to 42nd street Port Authority Bus Terminal. This MAY be quicker than a bus depending on the time of day. (NYC roads are notorious for gridlock).
You're right traffic might be a problem with bus.I guess depending on the landing time I can choose either bus or Airtrain.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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You're right traffic might be a problem with bus.I guess depending on the landing time I can choose either bus or Airtrain.
I'm not sure how long the A would take you from JFK, I'm guessing about an hour since it's a pretty long subway ride (even if it's partially express) but the bus could take a lot longer at rush hour. Morning rush hour often starts before 7 am and goes to 10 am in the city and evening rush hour starts can start before 4 pm and goes until at least 7 pm.
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:33 PM
 
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I'm not sure how long the A would take you from JFK, I'm guessing about an hour since it's a pretty long subway ride (even if it's partially express) but the bus could take a lot longer at rush hour. Morning rush hour often starts before 7 am and goes to 10 am in the city and evening rush hour starts can start before 4 pm and goes until at least 7 pm.
You're right bus could take much longer than train.At least train always goes at the same speed.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:57 PM
 
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You're right bus could take much longer than train.At least train always goes at the same speed.
I know people are generally intimidated by the NYC subway system as it's not as tourist friendly as Boston or DC but in this case since you'd be taking the A (Manhattan or Bronx bound) from the Airtrain terminal it really isn't that difficult. It's my preferred mode of transit in the city.

Depending on the time of day you get there, you might even want to get off the subway one stop earlier at Times Square and see the touristy stuff.
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