JFK to New Jersey on a student's budget

JFK to New Jersey on a student's budget

10/22/2016 6:21:08 AM

First go to Manhattan by the routes mentioned on this previous question. That way, no need to pay for the sky train. The total cost $2 or $3.

Then follow the advice of @phoog above to switch to the path train to Jersey.

Total cost is less than $10, so you can buy some small packets of peanuts and a Daily News to read on the train.

10/21/2016 7:16:01 PM

While the train option outlined by mazeem is probably the best balance of time and cost for most people, there is a less expensive option for those who have more time. Namely, you can take the MTA subway from Jamaica to the World Trade Center (or from Howard Beach to Fulton Street), and then take the PATH to Hoboken. The fare will be $10.50: $5 for the AirTrain and $2.75 each for the subway and the PATH.

According to Google, the travel time for the LIRR itinerary is around an hour and 25 minutes, while for the subway itinerary, via Howard Beach and the A train, it’s around 10 minutes longer, and via Jamaica and the E train, it’s around an hour and three quarters.

I got the Howard Beach itinerary by choosing “fewest transfers” in the search options, and the Jamaica itinerary by choosing “less walking.”

If you are traveling on the weekend, you can save yourself three dollars on the LIRR fare by buying CityTicket at the kiosk. This costs $4.25, as opposed to the $7.25 off-peak fare.

A side benefit of this approach is that if you take the A train to Fulton Street, you can walk through the recently opened Oculus:

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This is especially useful in foul weather, as it means you can avoid going outside.

10/21/2016 5:46:15 PM

Best way of inexpensive travel would be via MTA / rail line. You would catch the AirTran JFK Red line at the JFK airport terminal towards Jamica Station. From there, take the next available line to Penn Station. You have about 10 minutes of walk from Penn Station to PATH station (33rd st) where you can then connect to Hoboken.
Travel time: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes barring unexpected delays / closings.
Total cost: Approximately $20 if you buy tickets at a ticket kiosk.


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