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How long to get from JFK

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How long to get from JFK


I'm coming to New York on Thursday 7th March 2013 on a BA flight which is due to land at JFK at 11.10am, does anyone have any idea on what time I'm likely to get into manhattan, I'm staying on W 35th Street between 5th & 6th Avenue

Many thanks

Claire x

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1. Re: How long to get from JFK

Assuming - possibly incorrectly- that you are on a UK passport I would allow at least an hour to get through immigration. Its hard to predict because i dont know how many flights may be arriving close together.

Then I would throw in another hour to get into Manhattan. For where you're staying you may like to get the Airtrain to the Janaica Station followed by the LIRR train to Penn Station.

Adjust time if you need frequent food and restroom stops, or are prone to entering airport stores and waking up half an hour later not having bought anything. Etc.

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2. Re: How long to get from JFK

you should be there somewhere between 1 and 2 PM, I think

Edited: 26 September 2012, 15:32
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3. Re: How long to get from JFK

Yeah.. 1 hour for immigration, 1 hour to get to hotel minimum.

I normally get public transport, and with waiting, and dragging my suitcase around, it takes about 2 hours, I've had it more, I've had it less. It really depends.

If you're the last person off the plane, that 1 hour immigration wait could be 2 hours, so make sure you get a decent seat near the front to get through the crowds...


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