francesfarmer wrote:jdapplicant wrote:girlmonster wrote:I took the M60 bus from LGA, and it was pretty easy (and cheap). I only traveled with a carry-on and a backpack, though. If you're carrying a lot of luggage, the AirTrain or a cab would probably be better.
ETA: If you're carrying a lot of luggage, you probably won't want to transfer from the AirTrain to the A bus, either. So then a cab from LGA might be ideal. I'm not from NYC, but the estimated fare online says it's about $30. FWIW, my friends who take cabs from LGA to midtown have said that is about $25.
If you're carrying a lot of luggage, public transit would be a huge hassle, especially from JFK. It's a pretty long commute.
Cabs will probably be a good bit more than the $30 and $25 estimates. LGA is much cheaper, but from JFK to MSH it can be over $55, not including tip.
Cabs from JFK are $52 flat rate, plus tip.
LGA doesn't service cross-country flights, so you can't fly there nonstop from the West coast.
Airtrain from JFK is a huge pain in the ass. There is no 116th street stop on the A (that's a local stop) and the 125th street A station is a trek and a half from the law school, especially with luggage.
TLDR take a cab from JFK!
Sometimes towncars are cheaper than taxis. I know this is the case for long car trips from SFO.