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clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

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clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

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how long should it take to get through newark customs, then reenter jfk for onward flights please?

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1. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

Customs is fast, so you must be talking about immigration.

Are you saying you are arriving at EWR, and then taking a new flight from JFK? I hope there is a very long time between flights if you are on two tickets.

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2. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

yes gracie i am.

I have 5 hours 15 mins to get thru EWR and then into JFK for onward flight, connecting airports via public transport, is this ok?

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3. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

I have 5 hours 15 mins to get thru EWR and then into JFK for onward flight, connecting airports via public transport, is this ok?

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I think you're crazy. It's 30 miles of some of the most congested roads anywhere in the country plus clearing immigration and public transport.

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4. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

JFK is easily 2hrs. away from Newark depending on transit time and what method you use to go between the 2 airports.

Assuming you are coming from a foreign country you need to get your luggage, clear immigration /customs LEAVE the airport by train/bus/or taxi.

Go from New Jersey to New York and get to JFK.

Check in your luggage go through security and go to your gate.

ALL that can easily take several hours.

I like taking the train from EWR to Jersey transit(1 ticket) which takes you into NYC Penn Station (not NJ penn station) THERE you'd walk through the station to the LIRR(long island railroad ) and take the train to Jamaica where you'd change for the air train to JFK WHEW!

Ask on the NYC forum for the best directions of how to do this.

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5. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

' I like taking the train from EWR to Jersey transit(1 ticket) which takes you into NYC Penn Station (not NJ penn station) THERE you'd walk through the station to the LIRR(long island railroad ) and take the train to Jamaica where you'd change for the air train to JFK WHEW! '

That's exactly what i plan to do Riff.

Do you think 5.15 hours is enough time to use trains and stuff. I mean 2 hours trains leaves me 3 hours...

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6. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

I am very risk adverse when it comes to flights, especially on two separate tickets. If your first flight is late and you don't make the other one, you will lose the value of your second ticket. '

I wouldn't do it.

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7. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

It's too late gracie, i booked it already. I accidently selected the wrong o/w flight option. Instead of a JFK stopover, i chose a EWR-JFK stopover, i've been kicking myself since. Emailed Opodo, but costs too much to change. Only option is i ask them to consider they sold me a pretty much 'unuseable/mad' flight ticket, which i sent them tonight in email.

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8. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

Assuming everything is on time and immigration doesn't take 2 hrs. then you might be OK. NO guarantees.

I agree it is a terrible sort of transfer as the airports are far apart!

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9. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

and immigration doesn't take 2 hrs. then you might be OK. NO guarantees.

is that 2 hours total, or each airport?? ;-I

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10. Re: clearing newark customs, re entering JFK- how long?

You only do immigration once, when you arrive in the US. Unfortunately, you have to go through security at the second airport, and that will add to your time. What time of day are you doing this? Do you have bags to check?