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Old 26-02-2018, 04:23 PM
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Default New York

Due to visit at end of year.

I'm flying into Newark. What's the best/cheapest way to get into Manhatten from there.

Staying near Times Square.

Give me some good places to eat.

Will be doing a bus tour. Which is the best?

Not keen on using the Subway.

Friends have told me not to bother with the Empire State Building. Do you agree?

I wouldn't mind visiting Ellis Island. Is it worth it and is it difficult getting to it from Manhatten.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 27-02-2018, 04:03 AM
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Train to Penn station. Very easy and about 10 bucks. Newark is so much easier than JFK.
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Old 27-02-2018, 03:38 PM
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Train to Penn station. Very easy and about 10 bucks. Newark is so much easier than JFK.
Am I right in thinking that I'd have to change, or is it a direct journey?
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Old 27-02-2018, 04:37 PM
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Am I right in thinking that I'd have to change, or is it a direct journey?
I seem to remember it was direct. Then again, I think the last time I went in and out of EWR was probably 2011...
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Old 27-02-2018, 06:51 PM
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Empire state is grand but I didn't think it amazing. Much preferred the flatiron building. Still worth a wander past it though

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Old 27-02-2018, 09:52 PM
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Thanks for the feedback.

Where did you all eat breakfast, lunch, dinner? Recommendations welcome. (I really don't want to have breakfast in the hotel.)

Any places to avoid?
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:12 PM
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Take the train about $13. Shuttle train from airport to Newark Penn, change there and pay. Then take train to Penn station NYC. About 8 blocks from Times Sq area.
Subway is grand. If you do want to take in a highrise, top of the rock would be ok. Views south and north towards Central Pk. Plenty of diners, bars etc for food.
Ellis and Liberty islands are on the 1 ticket. Not sure of the price.
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:14 PM
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Thanks everyone.

Roughly how much would a taxi be from Newark to Times Square?
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:20 PM
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Prob be $50 to $60. The train is grand, right in to Penn Station prob 10 min walk from your hotel.
Other option is a shuttle bus. Prob $20 odd for a shared ride. Mini bus job. Drawback is you may be the last drop.
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:48 PM
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Prob be $50 to $60. The train is grand, right in to Penn Station prob 10 min walk from your hotel.
Other option is a shuttle bus. Prob $20 odd for a shared ride. Mini bus job. Drawback is you may be the last drop.
Cheers H.

We'll probably take in a Broadway Show while we're there. I assume it's best to book well in advance. Which website would you recommend?

We're hoping to go in November.
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