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What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

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What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

Hi,

What is the fastest way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City, specifically the Hyatt Regency, if I arrive at LaGuardia at 9:30 am on a Friday. No car, either public transportation, cab/limo.

Thanks!

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1. Re: What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

Probably a car service would be quickest but quite expensive. You'll be a little after the rush hour but the car will have to cross Manhattan in what is almost always heavy traffic.

Your best public transportation option, I think, would be the Q-70 express bus nonstop to the 74th/Roosevelt subway station. There you should take the F train to 34th Street (& 6th Avenue.) In that same station you can get a PATH train (Journal Square line) to Jersey City. Which stop to get off at depends on exactly where in Jersey City you're going.

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2. Re: What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

fastest easiest and most comfortable way would be taxi if no traffic in an ideal world, there will be traffic

public transportation is not fastest, but is cheapest, but u will have to lug ur luggage around, so it is more work, since u will have to take bus, subway, and path.

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3. Re: What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

If you follow the public transportation directions above you'll have escalator/elevator availability at all transfer points between bus and subway and PATH in Manhattan. Most, but not all, of the Jersey City PATH stations will also have this.

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4. Re: What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

Thanks for the reply. Any idea what the approximate cab fare would be?

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5. Re: What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

You would have to negotiate a rate with a NYC taxi since they're not required to go outside the city except to Newark airport. If you want door to door service, a car service like

Allstatelimo.com

Is your best bet. Don't prepay. That way, if you have any problem, you can just hop into a taxi.

You can y using

Nyccabfare.com

To get an idea of taxi price but not sure that system includes NJ locations.

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You should not do a cab, you should reserve a car service. Cabs from LGA will not even be required to take you to NJ unless it's to Newark Airport so you would have to negotiate a rate with the driver

Try www.dial7.com or www.carmellimo.com or http://strusserslimousineservice.com/

When making a reservation, call them and ask for the all-in rate including ALL TOLLS that way you won't be surprised. I would guestimate it will be around 125 with tolls but not including tip

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7. Re: What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

Rob, it's important to understand that the $125 (good /estimate/ in my opinion) car service ride is subject to traffic and bad luck. Are you getting to a wedding, or a contract signing at Goldman Sachs? I'm not making fun of your question, but there are two river crossings involved, and the actual travel time could vary by 100% or more, beyond the control of your driver. Again, not making fun, but there's a helicopter pad in the river next to Paulus Hook for a reason. When speed is /all/ that matters, money doesn't. Note that a certain number of helicopters have ended up IN the river.

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8. Re: What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

"Note that a certain number of helicopters have ended up IN the river."

Jeepers, we're making this sound like the movie, "The Out of Towners" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Out-of-Towners_(1970_film)

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9. Re: What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

Thanks, much, to all! Decided to go with allstatelimo.

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10. Re: What is the FASTEST way to get from LaGuardia to Jersey City

If you use public transportation your costs will be significantly lower. Whether this is worth it depends on your own situation, including how much you're carrying.

If you buy a Metrocard at the airport the transfer from bus to subway will be included. The fare is $2.50, but also an additional one dollar for the card itself without any value added. You may well want more money on a pay per ride card or a weekly unlimited card.

PATH fares are $2.50. Since you can also pay this with a pay per ride Metrocard, you should get one of these at the airport with at least $5.00 in value on it. That would cover your entire trip.

BTW - You get a 5% bonus on pay per ride Metrocards if you add $5 or more, so you'll end up with a balance of 25 cents on your card!