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The best way from JFK to Saratoga Springs

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The best way from JFK to Saratoga Springs

Hi,

Two of us are flying in from Australia to JFK in mid November 2016. We arrive around 5pm.

We would like some assistance to find the best way to travel onwards to Saratoga Springs.

We do not want to drive (not a good idea), or travel on multiple forms of transport.

Does anyone know if there is a shuttle service between the two?

If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: The best way from JFK to Saratoga Springs

Since you are arriving so late in the day and you do not want to drive, you will probably need to stay one night in NYC and then travel to Saratoga the next day.

Without renting a car, you are going to have to travel on multiple forms of transport.

The most comfortable would be to take Amtrak (the national railway) from Penn Station (NYC) to Saratoga Springs.

www.amtrak.com

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2. Re: The best way from JFK to Saratoga Springs

There is a shuttle service from JFK to ALB airport. (One time per day, currently offered at 6:30pm) premierelimo.com/transportation-services/…

From there, you would need to rent a car, take a bus, or take a taxi. The train station is pretty far from the ALB airport.

I would personally choose an airport hotel at JFK and then take the Metro North to Poughkeepsie in the morning to a AMTRAK train from Poughkeepsie to Saratoga. It will be the least aggravation with your luggage, and will be a good plan in case of inclement weather in November. HTH.

Edited: 11:20 am, July 25, 2016
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3. Re: The best way from JFK to Saratoga Springs

I had another thought:

You can take the shuttle from JFK to ALB, and then book a hotel in Saratoga that offers an ALB airport shuttle service. HTH.

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4. Re: The best way from JFK to Saratoga Springs

Thank you thedawnof31 and saratogahome,

Your assistance has been fantastic and is providing us with ideas on how to reach Saratoga Springs.

It may not be as easy after 30hours of travel. We really appreciate the advice.

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5. Re: The best way from JFK to Saratoga Springs

One Change, your best best it to take Amtrak from Penn Station, not Poughkeepsie.

However I really think that Driving is the better option

You will need a car in the Saratoga Springs Area

Edited: 9:40 am, July 26, 2016
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6. Re: The best way from JFK to Saratoga Springs

Thanks for those tips howardform. We are happy to hire a car in Saratoga Springs, but are not confident driving when tired, on the wrong side of the road, in the dark, along roads not travelled before. 😀 safer for New Yorkers if we don't drive 😱. Do you have any idea about the Greyhound Bus lines? There are buses running to Saratoga Springs and beyond on a regular timetable. Is that a good option to review?

Edited: 6:08 am, July 27, 2016
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7. Re: The best way from JFK to Saratoga Springs

MoreT-

Were you thinking a bus from JFK to Saratoga? All buses will require at least one transfer.

The reason I suggested using Metro North to Poughkeepsie or the airport shuttle to ALB is that both options will avoid having to get to Penn Station or Port Authority in Manhattan from JFK.

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