JFK -> Penn Station
June 16, 2014 8:02 AM Subscribe
Trying to work out some travel logistics. If I am on an international flight that gets in to JFK at 7:20pm on a Tuesday, what is the likelihood that I could make it to Penn Station to catch a 9:20pm train?
posted by aaanastasia to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (34 answers total)
More details! Travel date is July 15. Flight in to JFK is from Amsterdam (and on Delta if it matters). I will have no checked baggage -- only carry-on. Google Maps is showing me a 50 minute travel time via public transit, which should in theory work but I don't know how long actually getting off the plane/customs/etc in JFK will take. Help!
There is also a 10:05pm train option (which isn't my preference but if it seems more realistic then ugh, I can do that too) or trying to sleep in NYC that night and catching a train the next morning (also not my preference, but doable). Amtrak told me that I can reschedule my ticket if I seem like I am about to miss my train, but the lack of cell reception in the NYC subway + the time it takes to actually talk to a real person at Amtrak on the phone makes me want to just get this right the first time.
Possibly relevant details: I walk fast. I feel comfortable with the subway but will be jetlagged from spending 2 weeks in Europe. I don't want to take a cab from JFK to Penn Station.