I'm looking for the fastest way from JFK to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at the 42nd St.
After studying the subway schedules (as well as reading "An Idiot's Guide to NYC subway" someone wrote online, as well as AirTrain website), all I got was a headache.
That's what I've come up with: AirTrain from JFK to either subway stations:
- Howard Bch-JFK Airport station and A train to the 42nd St.
- Jamaica (??) station and E train to the 42nd St.
I'm mainly confused about the E train. AirTrain website says that E, J, Z trains "all stop at the Sutphin Boulevard station where you connect to the AirTrain Jamaica Stop" Connnect how, by what?
The E train map shows those two stations: Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer. The E schedule just says "Jamaica Ctr".
My questions about the E train:
- Does it stop at both Jamaica and Sutphin Boulevard, or just the Sutphin Boulevard station? Is the Jamaica stop for E train and AirTrain two different places and if when I take AirTrain to Jamaica stop I won't be able to take the E train directly from there?
- Does it go directly from the Jamaica (or Sutphin) station to the 42nd St? I just want to make sure I won't have to transfer anywhere along the way.
I will have very little time (95 minutes if my flight arrives on time) to catch my bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, so I don't really have room for any mistakes. I have another bus home 6 hours later (after midnight) and I was thinking of choosing that one and just going on the town for a few hours, but it doesn't seem like the Port Authority Bus Terminal has any storage facilities. I don't feel like going on the town with my luggage in tow, meh. And waiting 6 hours at that horrible bus station doesn't seem great, either.