Having just returned from a trip to New York City, I noticed how expensive taxis have become compared to my last visit 5 years ago. I recall paying $50 for a taxi to and from the airport. This has now doubled! A round trip in a taxi will now cost around $200! I can’t comment on JFK as I didn’t commute this way, although from what I heard the taxi’s cost almost the same heading that way.
There is an alternative which is almost as convenient and considerably cheaper. The train!
On arrival to Newark airport, follow signs for ‘Air Train’ which takes you from the terminals and then get off at the ‘Train Station.’
Here you can purchase a train ticket from the NJ Transit machines which currently charge 13 bucks to Penn station. This is the stop you want for Manhattan and is directly next to Madison Square Garden and next to Macy’s.
Make sure you do not get off the train at Penn Newark, this is not correct for the city. Once you arrive at Penn station (New York), exit onto 7th avenue and you will find Madison Square Garden and a large taxi rank in front of you if you need wheels to get to your hotel.
Trains run approx. every 30 minutes. I used it both to and fro the airport and it was reliable and convenient for me. It can be annoying if you have large suitcases as there is not much room on the trains to store luggage, but I managed.
30th May 2016.
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