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La Guardia or Newark?

 
 
Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 03:52 pm
Which one is faster to get to from downtown New York?

I know Newark and like it, just hop on the train from penn station... and i would calculate at least 1 or 1 1/2 hours to get there from where I'm going....

Not good. I have a talk that ends at around 8pm, maybe at 7:45 if I'm lucky. My flight options are either at 9:20 from Newark or at 9:29 from La Guardia... Seems damn near impossible. Is La Guardia closer than Newark?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 03:55 pm
Laguardia, anytime. It's a lot closer. My favorite NY airport.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:02 pm
Thanks!

Doable in 40 mins or so?
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:04 pm
...maybe with a super shuttle, i could make it, eh?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:07 pm
Took me a 30 minutes cab ride, the last time.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:11 pm
how much was it, if i may ask? the super shuttle is not a good option -- they want to pick me up at 6:15pm... I'll just be starting talking at that time!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:15 pm
I've suffered some super shuttle lags. Cab, for sure, when time is important.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:16 pm
Oooh, i found some info:

Quote:

Method | Cost | Travel Time

Taxi | $25-30, plus $4.50 total, tip | 50-55 minutes

Subway/Bus combo | $2 | 45 minutes (day), 60 minutes (night)

Shared-ride van| $13-15 | 50-55 minutes

Limo | $50 and up| 45-55 minutes

Express Bus $12 | 45-60 minutes

Helicopter | $159 and up | 10 minutes flying time


maybe i'll take a helicopter from 33rd st. :-)
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:17 pm
yeah, sounds like a cab is the way to go...
now, yellow cab or one of them airport limos? does it matter?
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:21 pm
Airport limos are an expensive fraud! Beware!
Yellow cab.

(and the travel time is conservative: take those time as maximum)
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:21 pm
dagmaraka wrote:
yeah, sounds like a cab is the way to go...
now, yellow cab or one of them airport limos? does it matter?


Since you'll be going when it's not rush hour, a yellow cab will be fine. It's cheaper than airport limos--and just as fast.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:22 pm
I'm your usual public transportation person, but when I was in NY and needed to get to the airport for sure, I called yellow cab. (That was to Newark and a while ago, but well worth it - I don't remember it as being that horrible.)
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 04:29 pm
thanks. it is decided then, yellow cabbing it.

what a crazy day it will be.
i am taking off from a dialogue i'm leading between participants from 2 countries that can't stand each other, that's near asheville, north carolina. drive to Charlotte (2 hours), fly for a Board meeting and this stupid talk, fly back, drive back to the 'camp' for another 2 hours. Yay.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 05:31 pm
Cheezits, you engage in quite a life. May you make all your planes...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 05:32 pm
Oh, and have good repose if you don't.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 24 Apr, 2008 05:32 pm
thankee. this is why i love a2k. i resolved an issue while i had the page with the tickets open. and done. wee!
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Jack of Hearts
 
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Reply Sun 17 Nov, 2013 01:44 pm
@dagmaraka,
While La Guardia may be shorter and slightly quicker, the chances are, traffic will be the most determinant factor. If the Grand Central Pkwy is jammed, you're screwed. I'd use a cab to Newark. Cabbies are getting constant updates on traffic, and short of a limo, the most comfortable ride.
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