7th February 2014 at 17:54 #475206
Anonymous7th February 2014 at 17:54 #475207
I’m going to NY shortly and while I’ve been many times before, this time, instead of leaving on a Saturday in all peace and calm, after my meeting finishes at 5.30 pm on a Friday I’ll be heading straight to Newark for my 8.30 pm Lufthansa flight.
Can anyone advise on the best way to get there in good time as I guess the rush hour will be in full swing?
I’d be grateful for any hints. Thanks.7th February 2014 at 18:13 #475208
I would always take the train from Penn Station if I was in a similar situation as at least you can be certain you will avoid the rush hour traffic leaving Manhattan to NJ. The trains are super frequent and normally take 30-35mins, then it is a short air-train over to terminal B for your departure…7th February 2014 at 18:45 #475209
Hi LP, from which area of Manhattan will you be leaving?7th February 2014 at 18:51 #475210
Sorry Alexpo, I should have said. I’m leaving from the Univercity club which is fairly close to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.7th February 2014 at 19:39 #475211
As you have 3 hours between meeting and departure, I would go for a door-to-door taxi. Otherwise, I would have suggested a taxi to Penn for the train or to the WTC for the PATH.
Have a good trip.7th February 2014 at 21:12 #475212
Thanks Onajetplane and Alexpo. I thinking about the train,though I’ve never taken it before, as I’d really like to be there 2 hours in advance to try the lounge and so on.
How long do you think a taxi would take door to door?7th February 2014 at 21:25 #475213
I have taken various car services/flagged cabs to newark from manhattan and it really does depend on traffic. Normally 35-40minutes… however the only reason I suggested the train was that once I left manhattan at approx 530pm on a friday in a cab to newark and I actually missed my flight due to traffic (albeit flight was at 730pm so you have an extra hour) as the traffic through the tunnel and toll was virtually standstill… on that occasion if I had just gone to penn and taken a train I would have definitely made the flight! However I am pretty sure if you leave at 530 in a cab you will get there in good enough time for an 830 flight.
Safe travels!8th February 2014 at 04:56 #475214
Thanks Onajetplane, that’s precisely what I feared. I’ve no baggage as such, just a small carry on so I think I’ll go for the train.14th February 2014 at 15:19 #475215
Change of plan. My need to be back so quickly went, so will be joined by my son and staying till Sunday evening leaving ex JFK.
Of course now I’ll be taking a taxi, I’ve lost my excuse and mrs. LP now busy ordering all her shopping she wants me to bring back!!! Oh dear…
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