New York: JFK to LGA

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  1. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

    mac 2005

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    What is the quickest and least expensive way to get from JFK to LGA? I want to avoid a cab because of the cost but finding alternatives on Google isn't as easy as I'd thought.

    Is there a train or bus shuttle that leaves every 15 or every 30 minutes? Do I need to make a reservation with a company in advance, or can I just show up.

    At this point, I have 3 hours to clear international customs, claim my luggage and get to LGA from JFK. Is that enough time?

    (I'm arriving at 11 a.m. on a Saturday. My flight out of LGA is at 2 p.m.)
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    You need better Google-Fu

    http://www.nyairportservice.com/jfk_lga_jfk.html

    EDIT: FWIW 3 hours seems tight, considering they want you at the airport 90 minutes before the flight, and a direct run from JFK to LGA will take you 45 minutes+. (The shuttle I linked claims 1 hr.) This leaves you only 30 minutes to clear customs @ JFK.

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  3. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Edit: Skip what I said and go with balamw presented :)


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  4. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    given the time restrictions, i think your best shot is by far taking a cab.
    it should be only around 25$, and on sat morning it shouldn't be too bad traffic-wise.

    the direct bus will be around 12-15$ IIRC.

    the cheapest way would be airtrain to jamaica station, then the E line to roosevelt avenue and then free-transfer on the q33 bus to LGA, for 7$ total (5 airtrain+ 2 subway/bus ticket).
    hard to know how long would it take though, it varies a lot, probably between 30 min and 1 hour depending on connections, but i am guessing.
     
  5. mac 2005 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does "fu" mean "follow-up" or something else? ;)

    Thanks for the tip. I looked a bit farther down the search results page, and I found the link you mentioned. I'd overlooked it on my first pass.

    You're right about the 3 hours, so I rescheduled my departure out of LGA.
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    More like Kung Fu. Being at one with the Google.

    Good luck with your connection. I'm doing the same later in the summer, but have a week long layover, so I think I'll make it.

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