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1. Posted by lucky13 (Budding Member 14 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone,
I'm heading to New York at the end of June and I have a few questions for people who have been before, so i'd appreciate it if you could help me out.

Firstly, does anyone know how much a taxi is from JFK to Manhattan?
And also, how long does your stay have to be before you need a visa?

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

not sure about the taxi,

but i know that when you go through passport control / migration, etc in the airport you can stay in america for 3 months before you need to apply for visa's etc..... thats the case with Irish citizens, i'm kind of presuming its the same for British

Hope you have a great time !! the shopping there is great...

3. Posted by lucky13 (Budding Member 14 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your help.
And i can't wait to get into those shops...

4. Posted by meerola (Full Member 32 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Here's info on getting from JFK to Manhattan: - Getting To And From JFK Airport

According to it the taxi fare is $35 + tolls.

Good outlets for buying cheap clothes and accessories:
Woodbury Common - name brands such as Boss, CK, Chanel, Dior, Polo...
Jersey Gardens - less name brands but a wide array of shops for all tastes

Both sites have a listing of shops + information on how to get there from Manhattan. We spent a day in Woodbury Common, the bus cost about $30 per person. The prices are really a lot lower than in NYC.

5. Posted by lucky13 (Budding Member 14 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the information. It was very helpful.

6. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 318 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,
Use the supershuttle from JFK to Manhattan. It is much cheaper than taking a cab. Here is the website:
Hope this helps.


7. Posted by lucky13 (Budding Member 14 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the Supershuttle website. I checked their fares and they are much cheaper so thank you.

8. Posted by Twinkle (Respected Member 1112 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hey!The taxis out there are now charging $45 flatfate from JFK to anywhere in Manhatten which is cool!The shuttle bus from all terminals to Grand Central costs $13, it takes a while coz it goes all around every terminal but its worth saving a bit of money!U can get the subway from Howard Beach@JFK for $2, youre looking at around an hour- an hour and a half to Midtown Manhatten from there, which is good as it took me 2 and a half hours to get there by bus!!!!!
Shopwise, head down to SoHo and Nolita for lots of cool boutiques, Spring Street and Houston St has some amazing stores!!!For vintage head to Mott street theres an amazing shop called Resurrection as well as lots of little one-off unusual shops!Around SoHo there is a lot of "sample sales" where u can get your hands on some very cheap designer clothes at sample prices!!!!Check samples sales out on the net, theres a sms alert service that texts u to let you know a special sale is on, sometimes they may only be on for an hour or so!Its exciting!!!!For the best pancakes head to Tick Tock Diner on 34th and 8th, its right on the corner attatched to The New Yorker Hotel!!!Cheap food and amazing coffee!!!!If you are looking to see a broadway show, either head to the Tickets kiosk in Times Square of check out the sho times before hand and just turn up at the theatre!For clubs and bars etc, trying to run into the various PR's handing out flyers, they often have good discount entry and drinks vouchers!!!!Do you know what date you are heading out there as I will be there right thru July?!?!Give me a shout if you fancy meeting up for a coffee or some shopping!

9. Posted by dpd (Full Member 138 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hey, I just arrived last monday, it cost me seven dollars to get into town on the train. You pay when you leave the airport circle train and before you get on the subway. This took me from JFK to Jazz on the park. I bought a $24 weekly metro card and you get on and off as much as you want. Check that out before you pay anything. The journey was easy

10. Posted by lucky13 (Budding Member 14 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

I'm still unsure what dates i will be in New York as there is people i have to see in New Jersey.

But i do have another question for you guys... How much money should i bring in travellers cheques, i mean percentage wise? Because i was gonna get 50% dollars then the rest travllers cheques. I've never used travellers cheques before so if you could tell me how to use them i'd be very grateful.