If leaving Saturday 7AM from 78th and 2nd, two routes are considered for arriving at I-95 south:

  1. Lincoln-Tunnel via 2nd Avenue
  2. 278 to 95 via nearby FDR through Brooklyn / Staten Island

Which is the preferred route and why?

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    Google also likes the idea of going north and taking the George Washington Bridge. A few miles longer, but likely about the same time. Since all the routes are roughly the same, I'd personally fire up Waze when I wanted to leave and go with whatever is best at the moment (you never know if there'll be an accident or construction). – Zach Lipton Oct 18 '18 at 2:56
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    Have you worked out the tolls in both cases? I believe the Lincoln Tunnel is free westbound, though I suppose you'll travel further on the NJ Turnpike and pay a little more in tolls that way. But on route #2, you have substantial tolls on the VZ bridge and possibly also the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel if you take it. – Nate Eldredge Oct 18 '18 at 4:44
  • @NateEldredge Your statement above is correct. – gatorback Oct 18 '18 at 4:58

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