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Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012

I live right near Van Cordlant Park 242 #1 Subway. I plan go to JFK for international flight. Shall I do this way?

1) Take #1 subway to Marble Hill and get on Bx9 to Bedford Park to transfer to subway #4 to 59st then use passageway to Lexington Ave/63rd then take F subway to Kew Gardens station then get Q10 bus to JFK.

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2) I can use #1 subway to Marble Hill then get MNRR from there to GCT then take #4/5/6 subway to 50th st then use passgeway to E train then to Kew Gardens then Q10 bus to JFK

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3) I use #1 subway to 168th st then change to A subway then express to 34st Penn Station then I use LIRR to Jamaica Station then use Airtran to JFK.

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any suggestions? I want cheaper and faster, if you know. Thanks!

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by mike nash on Thu Apr 12 20:20:57 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

bx 9 to the zoo Q44 to air train

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Train2104 on Thu Apr 12 20:38:03 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

1 to 168th->A to 42nd->E to Jamaica Center->AirTrain to JFK.

Or use the LIRR from 34th to Jamaica if you want faster but more expensive.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by cortelyounext on Thu Apr 12 20:53:34 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

Do yourself a solid and take the 1 to 50th or transfer to the A at 168th to 50th then walk over to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and take the boat. You'll feel better about yourself I promise.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by aaron on Thu Apr 12 20:58:59 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

"1" to 168th...Far Rock "A" to Howard Beach...Air train JFK

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by cortelyounext on Thu Apr 12 21:30:52 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by cortelyounext on Thu Apr 12 20:53:34 2012.

Do yourself a solid and take the 1 to 50th or transfer to the A at 168th to 50th then walk over to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and take the boat. You'll feel better about yourself I promise.

I meant take the boat to your International destination. Common sense demands that course of action.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Andrew Saucci on Thu Apr 12 21:32:41 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

A simple, though perhaps not the fastest way, is to take the 1 to 59 St/Columbus Circle, then take the B or D to 7 Ave for the E to Jamaica and the AirTrain. That's probably the way I would do it. You could also change to the A at 168 St as you suggested and take that to Columbus Circle.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by (4) Lexington Av Exp on Thu Apr 12 21:52:26 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

If you can, avoid the Q10 during the day if you have luggage. Here's what I would do:
1 to 59th, B/D to 7th Avenue, E to Sutphin, then the Airtrain.

Late at night (with a properly timed connection) you might even get away with doing the Bx9 to West Farms then the Q44 to Jamaica for the Airtrain (well, when there are no GO's on Airtrain anyway. Lately there's been one almost every night: Bustitution from Howard Beach and Federal Circle to the airline terminals.)

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Joe on Thu Apr 12 21:59:19 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by Train2104 on Thu Apr 12 20:38:03 2012.

Please note the error in this suggestion:
1 to 168th->A to 42nd->E to Jamaica Center->AirTrain to JFK.
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Take the E to Sutphin/Archer, not to Jamaica Center, for AirTrain.
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(By the way, using the bus across The Bronx and then the Q44 to Jamaica is very slow. The trick is to do the trip mostly by rail and with few transfers.)


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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by B1bus on Thu Apr 12 23:45:59 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

Depends how much luggage you are carrying.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by transitgallery on Fri Apr 13 02:02:52 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

I want to avoid AirTran by saving $5 thats why I want to take Q10 but I am thinking taking E train cuz its more express than other lines to Kew Gardens.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by MATHA531 on Fri Apr 13 03:41:11 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Fri Apr 13 02:02:52 2012.

One fare to avoid air train...

#1 to 14th Street

L train to New Lots Avenue

B15 bus to JFK

Relatively direct

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! train to 168

A train to Lefferts

A bis ;ome [asses bu tjat statopm dorect tp JFK

Have you used the trip planner on the mta web site?

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Wallyhorse on Fri Apr 13 06:26:43 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by aaron on Thu Apr 12 20:58:59 2012.

That would probably be the way I would do it as it would minimize transfers.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Allan on Fri Apr 13 08:46:21 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

"1) Take #1 subway to Marble Hill and get on Bx9 to Bedford Park to transfer to subway #4 to 59st then use passageway to Lexington Ave/63rd then take F"

There is no passageway between 59th St/Lex and 63rd St/Lex. It is an out of system "walking" transfer.

I personally would go with the #1 to 59th St, then downstairs for the downtown B or D to 7th Av, then downstairs for the Queens bound E to Suthphin Blvd/JFK, then the AirTrain to JFK.

Make sure you have at least $7.25 on your MetroCard ($2.25 for the subway and $5.00 for the AirTrain).

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by New Flyer #857 on Fri Apr 13 09:01:27 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Fri Apr 13 02:02:52 2012.

What time of day are you traveling? With good connections and at certain times, the Q10 can be not much slower than the AirTrain, considering you save the few extra minutes on the E.

Keep in mind, however, that the AirTrain is the most baggage-friendly way of going, so if you have a lot of luggage, you probably won't mind spending the $5. Looking at it on paper now makes it seem like a rip-off because you have alternatives, but when you're on it with all of your stuff and you find yourself already inside the terminal when you get off, it feels pretty good.

If I'm traveling internationally and have ANY bags that I'm checking in, I automatically go with AirTrain.

But like I said, the Q10 is a decent alternate, not too much slower depending on time of day, but will only take you to Terminal 4.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Fri Apr 13 10:52:21 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by MATHA531 on Fri Apr 13 03:41:11 2012.

A bis ;ome [asses bu tjat statopm dorect tp JFK

Stop posting from your phone...LOL!

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Gene B. on Fri Apr 13 13:02:53 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by aaron on Thu Apr 12 20:58:59 2012.

That is definitely the way to go if you have a lot of luggage to carry around and account for.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by J trainloco on Fri Apr 13 13:20:48 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

According to Google maps, slogging through brooklyn on the A is only 8 minutes slower. If you have a lot of luggage, it might be easiest to switch to the A at Washington heights and ride it to Howard Beach.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by rbseabeach on Fri Apr 13 13:29:27 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

I would take the #1 to 96th go across the platform and pick up the #3.
Take the #3 to New Lotts and transfer to the B-15. One across platform transfer, One fare , one bus PRICELESS

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Dyre Dan on Fri Apr 13 14:16:13 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by New Flyer #857 on Fri Apr 13 09:01:27 2012.

Is it possible to switch from the Q10 to the (free access) AirTrain at the Lefferts Blvd. AirTrain stop? Or do they make that difficult by not having the bus stop there? I guess from terminal 4 you can take the free AirTrain to any of the other terminals.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by zac on Fri Apr 13 14:27:59 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Fri Apr 13 02:02:52 2012.

You spent how much on an International air ticket and you are going to cheap out on the $5 AirTrain????

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by New Flyer #857 on Fri Apr 13 14:56:23 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by Dyre Dan on Fri Apr 13 14:16:13 2012.

AFAIK you can transfer at Lefferts - there's a Q10 stop there AFAIK, at least going northbound toward Kew Gardens, but it doesn't really matter as Terminal 4 is an option that has more AirTrain service anyway.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by New Flyer #857 on Fri Apr 13 14:57:04 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by zac on Fri Apr 13 14:27:59 2012.

That's the way I looked at it in my situations!!! That's why AirTrain is the default for me!

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Gold_12TH on Fri Apr 13 15:13:59 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by rbseabeach on Fri Apr 13 13:29:27 2012.

way too slow.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Dyre Dan on Fri Apr 13 15:17:27 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by J trainloco on Fri Apr 13 13:20:48 2012.

If the 8 minute figure is right, then the best strategy would probably be:

#1 to 168 St., change for the A.

If the A is going to Far Rockaway, stay on it to JFK/Howard Beach station, and get the AirTrain train there.

If the A is going to Lefferts Blvd., get off at 42 St. and transfer to the Queens-bound E to Sutphin Blvd., get the AirTrain there.


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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Fri Apr 13 15:43:22 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

Taxi

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by grand concourse on Fri Apr 13 16:44:11 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by JayZeeBMT on Fri Apr 13 10:52:21 2012.

+1

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by grand concourse on Fri Apr 13 16:45:35 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by zac on Fri Apr 13 14:27:59 2012.

+1

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by grand concourse on Fri Apr 13 16:47:19 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by Dyre Dan on Fri Apr 13 15:17:27 2012.

Why do that if the next A train is the one heading to the Rockaways?

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by grand concourse on Fri Apr 13 16:47:44 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by Gold_12TH on Fri Apr 13 15:13:59 2012.

Yup.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by monorail on Fri Apr 13 18:47:25 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

call for a cab!

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Dyre Dan on Fri Apr 13 19:31:37 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by grand concourse on Fri Apr 13 16:47:19 2012.

Because if you have to wait for another train, the E will be a faster ride than the A. But if you are already on a train, the difference would be short enough that it wouldn't pay to get off and wait for another.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by SUBWAYMAN on Fri Apr 13 20:16:02 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by zac on Fri Apr 13 14:27:59 2012.

I would rather take the AirTrain over any bus.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by B1bus on Fri Apr 13 23:48:05 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by MATHA531 on Fri Apr 13 03:41:11 2012.

Is it safe at New Lots L?

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Jeromeline on Sat Apr 14 02:09:17 2012, in response to Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by transitgallery on Thu Apr 12 20:09:19 2012.

Since I live relatively near you I find that if I have full size luggage it is easier and more cost efficient if I take a gypsy cab down to the Twin Donut at 218 and B'way and have the Super Shuttle pick me up there. The gypsy cab will be about $7 and the super shuttle is $23 plus tip. Since you are at the northern part of Manhattan you are most likely the first pick up. I have used them several times like this and have had no problems.
The address for the Twin Donut is 5099 Broadway.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sat Apr 14 12:50:08 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by New Flyer #857 on Fri Apr 13 14:56:23 2012.

Some of the Q10 don't go there but if they go, yes. And the Q10 LTD stops there too. It helps when the traffic within the airport is bad.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Wado MP73 on Sat Apr 14 13:08:19 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by Dyre Dan on Fri Apr 13 15:17:27 2012.

If the A is going to Lefferts Blvd., stay on it until the last stop and transfer to the Q10 LTD there. Especially if you're flying out of T4. If not, transfer to the Airtrain for free at Lefferts(Airtrain), Federal Circle or T4.

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Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?

Posted by Avid Reader on Sat Apr 14 18:29:18 2012, in response to Re: Best Solution to get to JFK?, posted by Wado MP73 on Sat Apr 14 12:50:08 2012.

Standard , Bushwick, before subway dug, near Cowanus canal.


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