Best Affordable Airport Transfers
Courtesy of The Port Authority of NY & NJ
New York (JFK)
Best Taxi Alternative: New York Airport Service bus to Grand Central, Penn Station, or Port Authority.
Fare: $15 (one child free with each paid adult).
Time to Midtown: 60 minutes to Grand Central Terminal.
Drawback: Departures only every 30 minutes.
Taxi Facts: $45 flat rate, plus tolls, for the 17-mile, 35-minute ride to midtown Manhattan.
Bottom Line: If you’re traveling with two other adults, the cab fare is competitive. Otherwise, the bus is the way to go. Another alternative that some New Yorkers swear by: the AirTrain JFK. You must take the luggage-unfriendly subway to the AirTrain station, where you make a connection to the airport train. The price is $7.25, including the subway fare, for the 50–65 minute ride.