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From The Airports

John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

  1. TAXI – Flat rate of $52 + tip and toll. Follow signs to Taxi Stand. Estimated time about 45-90 minutes, depending or traffic. NOTE: If you share a cab with someone else going to a different hotel the flat rate is to the first drop off in Manhattan, then the metered fare from there to the second stop.
  2. CAR SERVICE – after getting your luggage (and going thru customs if coming in from outside the USA) call 1-212-666-6666 for the Carmel Car Service dispatcher. They will tell you where to meet them and the price. Prices range from $40 to $60 + tip and toll.TIP: Taxi cabs and car services prices are for the car, other prices are per person, so taking the bus may not be the cheapest way to go.
  3. BUS – Follow ground transportation signs. Look for “BUSES TO MANHATTAN”. Take a bus going to either “Port Authority” or “Penn Station”. From either place take Taxi to inn. Cost: approximately $15 per person + taxi fare from bus terminal (about $8-$10). Average time about 90 minutes. NOTE: The bus is quicker than a shared van and costs about the same for one person, it is cheaper than a shared van for 2 or more.
  4. SUBWAY – Follow signs to “AIRTRAIN”. Take AIRTRAIN to the Jamaica Station. At Jamaica Station take the Manhattan bound “E” train to 14th Street. Get off at 14th Street station in Manhattan. At 14th Street exit at the front of the station and turn right when you exit thru the turnstiles. Chelsea Pines Inn is 1/2 block from the subway exit. Cost: $7 per person. Average time about 90 minutes, a bit longer late nights, weekends and during rush hours. NOTE: There are elevators at this station. Follow the handicap access / elevator signs. On the platform the elevator is at the center of the platform. If you use this elevator there is a short ramp at the top. Go up the ramp and turn around and head back toward the elevator, thru the 14th Street turnstile and turn right. The elevator to the street is to the left of the stairs. If you use the elevator, Chelsea Pines is on the same block. Exit the elevator and turn around 180 degrees and walk west on 14th Street.
  5. SHARED VAN SERVICE – We do not recommend shared van services. If you use them there are signs at the airport, tell the driver that Chelsea Pines in on 14th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The cost is about $20 per person. Average time to Chelsea Pines Inn is 90 minutes to three hours.NOTE: The airport bus is quicker and costs about the same.

La Guardia Airport (LGA)

  1. TAXI – Metered rate. $25 to $50 + tip and toll. Estimated time about 30 – 45 minutes.
  2. CAR SERVICE – after getting your luggage call 1-212-666-6666 for the Carmel Car Service dispatcher. They will tell you where to meet them and the price. Prices range from $28 to $50 + tip and toll.
  3. BUS – Follow ground transportation signs. Look for “BUSES TO MANHATTAN”. Take bus to “Port Authority” or “Penn Station”. Take Taxi to inn. Cost: about $15 per person + taxi fare from terminal (about $8-$10). Estimated time 45 – 60 minutes.
  4. SUBWAY – Q33 bus to 74th Street / Broadway (in Queens) Then E train Manhattan bound to 14th Street / 8th Avenue in Manhattan, Cost: currently $2.25 for the bus + $2.25 for the subway if paying cash for the bus (bus takes exact change only, no pennies, no bills), or $2.25 total if paying with a MetroCard. Estimated time  45 – 90 minutes. NOTE: there are newsstands in the airport near the exits that sell MetroCards.
  5. SHARED VAN SERVICE – We do not recommend shared van services. If you use them there are signs at the airport, tell the driver that Chelsea Pines in on 14th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Cost about $20 per person. Average time to Chelsea Pines Inn is 90 minutes to three hours.

Newark – Liberty International Airport (EWR)

  1. TAXI – Flat rate $50 to $65 + tip and toll. Follow signs to Taxi Stand. The dispatcher will ask you where you are going and will give you a printed slip with the BASE cost, tolls and tip are extra.  Estimated time 45 – 60 minutes.
  2. CAR SERVICE – after getting your luggage (and going thru customs if coming in from outside the USA) call 1-212-666-6666 for the Carmel Car Service dispatcher. They will tell you where to meet them and the price. Prices range from $43 to $60 + toll and tip.
  3. BUS – Follow ground transportation signs. Look for “BUSES TO NEW YORK “. Take bus to “Port Authority bus terminal” or bus to “Penn Station — MANHATTAN”. Price $12-15 per person + taxi from Port Authority. Estimated time about 1 hour.
  4. RAIL – Airport Monorail to Newark Airport station, then New Jersey transit to Penn Station New York, then NYC subway here (A, C, or E train downtown to 14th Street), Cost $11.55 for the train + $2.25 for the subway or about $8-$10 for a taxi from Penn Station to here. NOTE 1: There is a Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey as well as one in New York, New York. The New York City station is the last stop on New Jersey Transit trains. The one in Newark NJ is the first stop after you get on the train – do not get off there! Amtrak trains also stop at both stations, but the cost is higher.

    NOTE 2: Don’t lose your ticket, you will need it to exit the monorail and again on the train to Manhattan.

  5. SHARED VAN SERVICE – We do not recommend shared van services. If you use them there are signs at the airport, tell the driver that Chelsea Pines is on 14th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Cost about $20 per person. Average time to Chelsea Pines Inn is 90 minutes to three hours.

MacArthur Airport Islip (ISP)
Taxi to the Ronkonkoma Railroad Station (Long Island Railroad). Then train to Penn Station in Manhattan, then taxi here. Ronkonkoma is about 50 miles from Manhattan. You can find Long Island Railroad information and schedules on the web at www.mta.nyc.ny.us/lirr.