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Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

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Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

Which is the most reliable way without being too costly to organise transfers?

Shuttle buses don't seem to be rated highly & are there recommended taxi companies?

First timers in NYC so please advise

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1. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

Check the Top Questions section

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2. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

Where are you staying?

Cheshire UK
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3. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

Hi,

Staying in mid-town Manhattan.

Just don't know if it's worth getting the shuttle bus or arranging a return taxi,

as said we are first timers to NYC so any recommendations welcome.

Thanks

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4. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

have you read the FAQ on this subject?

Avoid the shuttle buses - they are terrible.

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5. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

Just go outside the the official taxi line and get a taxi, it will be $45 + toll + tip.

One the way back either have the hotel door guy flag down a cab for you or have them arrange a car service.

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6. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

As I'd read then!

thanks

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7. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

Thanks for your response - seems taxis are the way to go!

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8. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

JFK AirTrain is really the way to go but unless you tell us exactly where you're going, we can't give you specific instructions. Taxi is the best if you're very vague as at least we know a taxi will go just about anywhere you want it to go.

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9. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

I'm glad this question was brought up, If I'm staying at The New Yorker Hotel accross the street from Penn Station could I take the JFK Airtrain to get to my hotel? I've looked on the website but I'm not too familiar with the area but the cost is unbeatable so I'd really like to know how I could do this, does anyone have an idea?

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10. Re: Transfers to & from JFK to downtown Manhattan

Take the AirTrain to the Jamaica station and then take the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station. It's actually quite easy.