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Clearing JFK security & immigration, then getting to lower Manhattan?

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MrsBertMacklin Wed 17-Feb-16 08:33:33

Does anyone have recent experience of this?

I have a biometric passport, will be travelling alone, but I need to have luggage that falls outside the cabin luggage classification, so I'm trying to work out average time from landing to getting into a taxi.

I'm booked for AirBNB, the keys are available from a shop that closes at 2200 and my flight doesn't land until 1930, I think it might be cutting it very fine, allowing for taxi queue etc.


AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 17-Feb-16 10:04:14

I'd say around 90 minutes plus from landing to getting into a taxi (have arrived there at around that time of evening also). JFK is a huge airport and planes can take some time to arrive also at their allocated stand.

I would give the store a call when you first able to do so and certainly when you at the carousel waiting for your luggage.

DickDewy Wed 17-Feb-16 10:09:37

It's a pretty long cab ride into mahattan - about an hour, I'd say.

Plus the queue for cabs is usually quite long.

If you're a previous ESTA holder, immigration is pretty quick, so I'd say you will get there within 3 hours but have a contingency.

Spike45 Wed 17-Feb-16 10:14:56

Uber rather than the taxi q....about 10 min wait as opposed to about 45mins!

titchy Wed 17-Feb-16 10:28:00

Depending on which part of Manhattan a taxi could only be half an hour in the evening, with no queue. Immigration on the other hand..... We were in a queue for almost three hours - our body clocks landed at 1am and finally got to hotel at 5am body clock time.

MrsBertMacklin Sat 20-Feb-16 08:32:45

Thanks everyone, I've asked for alternative key arrangements to be made, 10pm is cutting it too fine IMO.

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