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I have some family in Canada I was wondering the fastest yet cheapest way to travel there I would like to take a plane but just can't afford it right now. What should I do?

Asked by: Bacon head

  • your question, geographically, is too vague; for instance, if you live in Detroit, Michigan and your family in Windsor, Ontario, it's possible to make it on foot by crossing a bridge. On the other hand, if you live in Australia, your only choice would be a very long and time-consuming boat ride. Ibaman (talk) 21:35, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • From anywhere in the US, Mexico or Central America, the cheapest way will be by bus.
Most flights to Canada from South America, many of the cheaper ones from Asia & some from elsewhere are via the US. That will be a problem for some people, see Avoiding travel through the United States. If you need a US visa, that adds to both cost & hassle. Pashley (talk) 10:30, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New York airport transfers[edit]

I'm looking at routes for an upcoming trip & some involve changing airports in New York City, JFK to La Guardia. I've looked at both airport articles without finding info on travel between them.

How long does it take & what does it cost?

Asked by: Pashley (talk) 06:42, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The airports are 12 miles (19 km) apart. There is no direct or easy route between them by regular public transportation. The roads between them are some of the busiest and most congested in New York City. By regular public transportation, from LGA (La Guardia) to JFK, you would need to take a city bus to either the E subway line or the Long Island Railroad commuter rail station at Woodside. From there, you would take a train to Jamaica Station. There you would catch the Air Train to JFK. The reverse trip would involve the same steps in reverse. You can see itineraries on Google Maps if you choose the transit option when finding directions. You would need to buy a Metro Card (cost: $1) to store your transit fare from a vending machine in either airport. Allowing 15 minutes of walking at either end to get to or from the transit stop at each airport, this trip would take about an hour and 30 minutes and cost $11.00, or $12.00 including the cost of the Metro Card. There are private shuttle services. For example, ETS Airport Shuttle runs a shared van every 30 minutes or so for $22 per passenger. The travel time depends on traffic, but is typically 45 minutes (but could be 30-60 minutes or more depending on traffic conditions). You can also travel by taxi. The fare and the travel time depend, again, on traffic conditions, but it will typically take 30–60 minutes (possibly somewhat more in very heavy traffic) and run from $40–65, not including the expected tip. Including the tip, it would be about $48–78. Marco polo (talk) 21:03, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. As it turns out I'll just be changing planes at JFK, but the above is interesting & may be useful to others. Probably this info should be added to the NYC article & linked from both airports. Pashley (talk) 00:19, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The most useful answer is never have an itinerary which requires you to go from one New York-area airport to another. Ikan Kekek (talk) 07:42, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would try to avoid that in any city, but at the time I asked it looked worthwhile; the next best route had three stops instead of one, took longer & cost more. Pashley (talk) 09:06, 10 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]