Power_of_Facing wrote:Hola, Native New Yorkians!
Question from a Non-Yorker trying to get into Manhattan from JFK on a budget lateish at night ~11:30pm.
The train/bus options seem kind of nightmarish, and shelling out $50.00 for a cab isn't all that appealing either... So, does anyone have any tricks up their sleeve? Or should I just quit whining and pay up? Also, are Ubers from the airport pretty easy to get at that time of night?
Airtrain to the A train is the cheapest option. It isn't that bad, but might take a while at that time.
Private Shuttles: Several companies offer shuttles to Manhattan, including:
Go Airlink NYC: Go Airlink NYC offers shared transfers from JFK (starting at $18/person), as well as private transfers via sedan or van for groups. Rides are available 24 hours a day, though wait times for shared transfers at night may vary.
NYC Airporter: The official bus service of NYC area airports, NYC Airporter offers transportation between Penn Station, Port Authority and Grand Central and JFK for $16 ($29 round-trip). The service operates every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. Access to Penn Station requires taking a shuttle from the Grand Central stop. There is also complimentary hotel shuttle service for hotels between 23rd and 63rd Streets from Grand Central.
Super Shuttle: Available 24 hours a day, this shuttle provides door to door service for your party. Fares are $15 - $19, depending on destination. No reservations are required to get from the airport to your destination, but they are required for your return trip to the airport. Consult their website or call 1-800-258-3826 for more information. Book your SuperShuttle Transfer through Viator.