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Old 10-21-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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I have a 10:30 AM flight to catch (means be at security no later than 9:45) on Tuesday 12/28 at LaGuardia

As a compulsive type whose dad got to the airport hours early to compensate for a near disaster where we nearly missed a flight in 1973 because we got stuck behind a freight train upstate en route to JFK, i take after him. I've arrived about 4 hours prior to take off each time, perhaps to get in touch with dad's old ways(RIP) or maybe because I just don't like to be rushed

Usually i take a cab ride for about $45 incl tip and tolls, gets me there in about 20 minutes, I'm thinking of doing public transit this time

Route is 9 bus to 4 train (very fast in early AM about 6AM about 15-20 mins) at Kingsbridge Rd. Take 4 train to 125th and Lex transfer to the M60 to the airport

Would the M60 be crowded at about 7AM? Also how early can I catch the M60? how long is the ride from 125th and Lex to laGuardia?

Just a thought, even cabbing it would cost way less than parking ($33 per day at Lag, $16 per day at non-Lag lots)
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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take the one train nearest to riverdale, and take that very same one train to 125 and after that take the m60 to laguardia.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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Default I know

I can do that but I know the ride between B'way and Lexington Ave on the M 60 can be brutal and i thought it would be quicker to take the 4 train to 125/lex to cut out that stretch of bus ride
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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Default isn't it 116th

I would take the 1 to? if i got off at 125th would I have to walk to Ameterdam Ave?
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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The M60 runs every 1/2 hour all night long and starts running more frequently around 4:30 AM.They run about every 10 minutes after 7:00 AM. It stops at 125th and Amsterdan and it takes about 30 minutes from there to Laguardia.You can also get it at 116th and Broadway right in front of the Columbia gate if that's easier for some reason.
It's a great way to get to Laguardia from Upper Manhattan and The Bronx.
If you are worried about the walk to Amsterdam at 125th st just stay on the 1 to 116( Columbia) and you are there.Just walk across Broadway.

According to the schedule there is less than a 10 min difference in time to LGA if you get on at Lex.So just figure if it's easier one way or the other.How would you get to the 4 from Riverdale?Probably faster to just get on the 1 and stay on it.
http://www.mta.info/nyct/bus/schedule/manh/m060cur.pdf

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Old 10-21-2010, 06:06 PM
 
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Default the 4 from Riverdale

I take the 9 bus at B'way and Lakeview Pl to Kingsbridge Rd and Jerome. i did it when I had jury duty at at about 6:15 AM and it took 15-20 minutes

Ride from K'bridge to 125 would be about 25 mins

then the M 60 to the airport

I would have a carry on and a backpack with me that's all
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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I think it would probably be faster to get on the 1 and stay on it to either 125th or 116th if you don't have to take a bus to the 1 in the first place.If that's the case then the 4 train might be faster .
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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Default i might take the bus to the 1 because

i would have a carry on and a backpack with me and i want to avoid walking

so maybe the 4 might be better since i'd have to be on the bus anyway

the 4 surroundings would be less pleasant(jerome Ave corridor and E harlem) vs the 1 (Upper manhattan. Morningside hts)

it's so hard for me to decide because while i would like to save some $$ a cab ride is only 20 minutes(these cab drivers go as fast as the planes!!)

come hell or highwater i cannot miss this flight as i haven't seen mom n bro in in 14 months (she's in the Atlanta 'burbs now)
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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Default i could also take the 9

bus to Fordham Plaza and hop the Metro North to 125th and Park but I've never taken that way and tix prices can vary and are way more expensive
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Just to add to the confusion,what about the BXM3 express bus from Riverdale to 125th and 5th and get the M60 there? This might definitely be the fastest route if you live near a stop for the BXM3 in Riverdale.
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