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Ticket to Ride

Get downtown from New York City's airports in a jiffy.

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This story appears in the May 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Flying to New York City is a breeze compared to the hassle of journeying from any of its three airports to Manhattan. Some advice:

John F. Kennedy and Newark Airports: The new AirTrain rail links are your best option if you're arriving during freeway rush hour. But this is not a good option if you're carrying unwieldy luggage, since the journey requires maneuvering it on and off trains. Both AirTrain-JFK and AirTrain-Newark require you to take a short monorail ride from the airport to a nearby train station, where you board a train to Manhattan's Penn Station. Total fare is about $12 to $15 each way to/from both airports. See airtrainjfk.com or airtrainnewark.com.

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