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Old 09-15-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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Hello,

We are 2 tourists who suppose to land at JFK airport two weeks from now at 5:50 AM in the morning.

what is the best way to arrive to East 94th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave) from the JFK airport?

I understood there is AirTrain which cost 5$ for each way, in which station I need to get off? then I need to take a train(?) which train and what is the station which closest to 94th St? how much it will cost us?

If I took a cab from JFK, how much it cost for 2 people and 2-3 luggages?

the traffic in the morning is bad?

Thanks.
Idan
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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A cab from JFK to Manhattan costs $45 flat rate. Other options are the shuttles (I think they are around $15 a person) and the train. The MTA website has a lot of useful information on the Airtrain and subway stations in that area.
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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From JFK airport you can take the Airtrain to Jamaica Station which is also the SUTPHIN BLVD-ARCHER AV/JFK subway station. There you can transfer to the E subway train. Take the E train until LEXINGTON AV - 53RD ST STATION which is also the 51ST ST STATION where you will transfer to an uptown 6 subway train. Get off at the 96TH ST STATION and walk southeast to your destination. The subway ride will cost you $2.25 one way per person. The whole trip should take you about an hour & 15 minutes plus another 10-15 minutes walk to East 94th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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With 2-3 pieces of luggages, taking the Airtrain + 2 subways (and a fairly long transfer at 53rd St) + a 5-10 walk from 96th St. Station would be very very difficult.

I would take a taxi- $45 flat fare + $5 toll + $10 tip = $60.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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If your luggage is check in size then the public transport is not for you. Hand luggage size I would do it although the transfer at 53rd Street is going to be quite an effort. You have to go all the way to forward end of the platform and take the escalators there. From that point you need to walk towards the signs to the 6 train uptown. Total cost by Airtrain is $14.50 for the two of you.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:35 AM
 
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Of all the airports I have used public transport to reach, JFK is the most expensive. $5 for the airtrain, then anywhere from $2 (subway) to $8.50 (LIRR peak) to get to midtown Manhattan. By contrast it cost me $2 in Boston and under $2 from Long Beach to downtown LA. But if you are not loaded down with luggage, it's the best way.
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