- Newark to NYC transfer, any advice?
Helicopter from the Airport to Downtown. 5 minutes and not as expensive as you would think. Plus you get a great view of the city.
Return is better as you can check in and clear security in the heli terminal rather than join the massive queue at the airport.
Continental also used to do a through tickets, not sure if you still can though.Posted 3 years agoolddogMember
Bus was fine the once we used it, I think we were dropped at Grand Central Station then got a cab to the hotel which was just into the Lower East Side on that trip.
Also used yellow cabs and the NY version of private high (a beat up Lincoln town car) booked for us by the hotel which wasn’t too expensive.
I guess it depends where in Manhattan they are staying and what time they are arriving.Posted 3 years agotthewSubscriber
Taxi from the airport is a fixed price, and I think it’s clearly marked on the side of the cab. Seemed quite expensive to me, but then I’m tight and it was quite a long way. It’s not necessarily a fixed price on the way back though, the advice when we went early last year was to get the hotel to book it and ask them to get you the fixed price for the return.
We went on the train return though, not quite as straightforward as London tube, but easy enough and only a few dollars.Posted 3 years agoStu_NSubscriber
Newark AirTrain is off at the moment I think (we were there a few weeks ago and it said it was closing May – July for maintenence).
Airport Express bus is quick and good – runs from Grand Central, Bryant Park and West 41st St under the Port Authority terminal so if you’re staying in Midtown it’s ideal. When we got it we were the only people on it and was $16 each, single.
Taxis from Manhattan to Newark are expensive as they cross a state line (New York/ New Jersey) – $70 plus tip and tolls so you’re looking at close to $100, we were told – the concierge in the hotel told us to get the bus.
(The fixed fare is JFK as that is still New York State.)Posted 3 years agokonabunnyMember
Super Shuttle is slow if you’re not the last to be picked up and the first to be dropped off. With two tickets plus tip you’re not very much less than price of a cab.
Taxi from the airport is a fixed price, and I think it’s clearly marked on the side of the cab.
That’s for JFK only, isn’t it?
OP, what is the exact destination? What time does flight arrive?
I mostly would go on the train to Penn Station and get a cab or subway at the other end: Port Authority Bus Station is pretty nasty…but depending on your destination it may be convenient.
Road options will be BRUTAL at rush hour.Posted 3 years agoUncleFredMember
Thanks for answers so far, couple of questions, any link to those heli flights? Is it true that that taxi trip from Newark to the city is expensive because of crossing districts?
It was on US helicopters, but it looks like they are not flying anymore, i paid $150pp one way, but cheapest i can see now is more than 10 times that.Posted 3 years agokonabunnyMember
On reflection, I read the other day on the Amtrak website that there was construction going on at either Newark or BWI train stations so you might want to check the train is running on the day.
And if you’re arriving off peak then a link can be quite a fun silly way to go. Please don’t forget to tip you drivers…Posted 3 years ago
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