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Which of the three main New York airports (EWR, LGA, JFK) should I fly to to be the fastest/cheapest way possible to Brooklyn (Moore St, Brooklyn, NY 11206)?

I'm planning to arrive in NY at about 9/10 pm on a saturday. We are two people traveling with carry-on only, so heavy luggage is not an issue.

  • This should help you out: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/99733/… – Newton Aug 6 '18 at 16:57
  • Probably La Guardia, but maybe JFK. It depends on your personal balance between fast (taxi) and cheap (walk) and options in between (public transportation). – phoog Aug 6 '18 at 17:17
  • I forgot to mention in my question that i'm arriving on a saturday(edited it already). I dont know if that may affect the taxi option (traffic). I don't mind walking at all but don't really want to be lost in the middle of the night (never been to New York before). But i wouldn't mind a option including public transportation and walking. – mratinho Aug 6 '18 at 17:43
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    It may also be that your choice of airport is constrained by airline and departure city. – Michael Hampton Aug 6 '18 at 18:56
  • I'm Portuguese but i'm flying from Toronto, so i have many options. That's the main reason why i'm trying to find out what would be my best arrival airport. – mratinho Aug 7 '18 at 1:09
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JFK gives you straightforward public transit options. You can take the AirTrain people-mover to the Sutphin Blvd subway station, and then it's a straight shot on the J/Z line to Flushing Av (J) or Myrtle Av (Z) which are within a few blocks of your destination. Total cost $7.75 per person.

From LGA, you could take one of several buses and connect to the M train, which eventually stops at Flushing Av. That costs $2.75. Some people might find buses harder to navigate than AirTrain, and they're subject to road traffic.

From EWR, you have a monorail, then a train ride, followed by a subway journey with at least one transfer, and it will be closer to $15 per person.

  • There is also no subway service to JFK. From JFK, you can get to the subway by bus or airtrain. From La Guardia, you can take a bus. In both cases, the subway system is at least once removed from the airport. LGA requires a transfer in the subway system, but the total time is similar. – phoog Aug 6 '18 at 21:55
  • Thank you for you answer! Just one more thing, regarding the comment about buses being subject to traffic, do you think there will be a great amount of traffic on a saturday around 10pm? – mratinho Aug 7 '18 at 11:34
  • @mratinho: I don't have any knowledge about that. About a year ago, there were reports that due to construction, there were severe delays getting in and out of LGA by car, which I presume would also apply to bus. I don't know whether that's still the case. – Nate Eldredge Aug 7 '18 at 13:18

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