We're flying into JFK from LHR for a week in May and looking at public transport to get us to our hotel (Newton, UWS).
So far we can see a couple of options:
Airtrain from JFK to Jamaica
LIRR to Penn Station
Subway to hotel
Airtrain to Jamaica
Subway to hotel (2 changes)
I understand there is a $5 fare for the airtrain but I can't work out if the unlimited metrocard can be used on the LIRR train?
Is one method better than the other?
And I'm assuming we can buy our metrocard from any station??
We plan to use the subway a lot so again I'm assuming the unlimited card is the best option?