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Travelling from Washington DC to JFK

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1. Posted by 82krishna (Budding Member 12 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!


We are travelling from Washington DC to JFK on Aug 2 morning. Thinking to take flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to JFK . Our connection flight is only at 9:00PM from JFK . So if we start from DC early morning , we will have at least 4-5 hours to spend in NY. Please can you give suggestions on to do on the day. Do you recommend taking flights or train , bearing in mind we will have luggage and a 7 year old. Does airport have any luggage storage facilities in Terminal 5 ? So in short Idea is not to spend 5 hours in JFK airport premises.

Any suggestions or alternative plans welcome :-)

Many thanks

2. Posted by chotta (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I did take China Bus in December what was quite okay!

3. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Not sure what to do with 5 hours but bear in mind that :-

1. your luggage might be checked through to you destination.
2. You will have to go though security to get back into the airport .. that could eat up a lot of time .. see if you can Google to find out how long that takes..
3. Check how long it takes by your preferred method of transport from JFK to, say, Times Square & back
4. Personally, I think flying somewhere & back is out of the question .. too much uncertainty.