I'm sorry I know that you are all probably sick to death of these questions! Airport to hotel directions!
We are coming to New York for 5 nights (2 adults), flying into JFK, and staying at Affinia Dumont at 150 E. 34th Street.
I've been looking at the different ways to get to the hotel from the airport - and obviously back again!
We arrive into JFK at 8.20pm on Wednesday Feb 12th, flight home is the following Monday evening (Feb 17th) at 5.40pm.
We were looking to keep the costs down, so have ruled out a taxi, or a car service.
Two choices left I guess:
The NYC Airporter - which is $29 each return. This would drop us at Grand Central, and then a quick look at Google maps seems to indicative that we could walk from Grand Central to our hotel, approx half a mile. If we do decide to grab a taxi instead of walking then it shouldn't cost too much?
Or the AirTrain - which is just $7.50 each, each way, so $15.00 return each. This is obviously much cheaper, and more inkeeping with our trip on a budget, especially as it's been a last minute trip - only booked yesterday and coming from Europe.
If I have the details correct then getting the AirTrain involves taking the AirTrain to Jamacia station, then changing to the E subway to Lexington/53rd St, then walking to 51st Street and taking the 6 subway to 33rd St, and then walking to our hotel.
It also seems to much quicker - at around an hour or so.
They both have pros and cons:
The coach seems much more hassle free as we'd just get on at the airport and then get off at Grand Central, then either walk or taxi, but it's twice the cost of the AirTrain option and seems to be slower too, it takes 90 minutes according to their website.
The other option of AirTrain is much cheaper, but involves 2 changes, which wouldn't normally be a problem but it will be late by this point - 10.30/11pm or maybe later, and we'll have been up for around 17 hours at this point (as working the morning of our flights).
Considering the late hour that we'll be travelling, how long we'll have been up, the changes required for the AirTrain option etc. Maybe the coach is the best option this time, even though it's more expensive.
Any feedback on this would be great, do I have the details of our journey correct, is there a better easier way (yes taxi I know!! but as I said I've ruled it out initially due to cost reasons)
europe chickEdited: 6:14 am, January 08, 2014