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    The airtrain is quick and cheap. http://gonyc.about.com/od/gettinghere/gr/airtrainjfk.htm

    Cabs do a fixed fee of $45 plus tolls to Manhatten, so if there are a couple of you, then sharing might be an option and quicker than the airtrain. over 9 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    There is a bus at JFK that runs frequently into midtown Manhattan & lower Manhattan, World Trade Center areas. It's somewhere in the range of $20 over 9 years ago

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    Take the train/subway. When you leave the airport you will take the airlink which is a tram that takes you to the subway. Get out and follow signs to the E train to Manhattan. Pretty simple and if you do get confused someone will be happy to help... We new Yorkers arent as mean as everyone makes us out to be :) Oh one more thing don't say 'manhattan center' especially to a cab driver or you'll get ripped off!!! You just say Manhattan and the address with cross streets... For example if your hotel is 112 Madison Ave look it up on google maps and find the cross streets so you can say 'Madison & 30th St' or if it's in between two blocks you'd say Madison between 29th and 30th street. Lastly we call the subway the train... So if someone says take the train they are talking about the subway. You can buy a weekly subway pass or pay per ride from the machines. A weekly pass is unlimited rides for seven days and costs $29 otherwise the fair is $2.25 per ride... Trust me it adds up fast. I always have my friends by the weekly when they visit even if they're only here for five days because we are out seeing so many things we constantly are getting on and off the trains. Taxis can be quite expensive even if you're just going around manhattan. They cost $2.50 plus .50 surcharge just to start. Then it's .40 for every 1/5 of a mile... Hand the kicker is if you're not going over 12 miles an hour the charge is .40 for every 60 seconds. Needless to say you're better off on the trains.

    Google maps gives subway directions on your phone and computer but obviously requires internet. Since there's no internet or cell service on the train so I'd suggest you download iTrans (if you have an iPhone). It can give you directions without needing Internet which will be crucial if you're lost underground. It is $3.99 but trust me it's worth it! Even being a New Yorker sometimes I go to an area I don't visit regularly and double check with this app. If you don't have an iPhone I know there are other apps out there for droids etc so just do a little research. If all else fails ask a local we don't bite :) hope this helps and sorry for the novel lol over 9 years ago

    Answered by elske via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    The air train to the E will take you into midtown manhattan. over 9 years ago

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    Agreed - public transportation is the cheapest in NYC to get to the airport. The other thing that's the next step up is the airport shuttle services that take you from JFK and also pick you up for around $20. over 9 years ago

    Answered by Bianca C via Site_iconTripping
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    If your final destination is anywhere near 34 St and 7th Ave, consider taking the Airtrain from JFK to Jamaica Station and then a few steps below take the Long Island Rail Road express train (not a subway) to Penn Station. Read about most of the options previously suggested here: http://www.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm over 9 years ago

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    NYC Airport Link shuttle over 9 years ago

    Answered by Jeffrey M via Site_iconTripping

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