To and From Newark Airport

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  1. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom

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    How do cadets tipically get to and from the airport?

    This is insane. . . I'm already booking DD flights home for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I'm very thankful WP posts the academic calendar so early.
     
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    The majority is by bus ... the cadets will have an opportunity to purchase the bus ticket prior to the holiday leave. There will be schedules posted as time gets closer to the date.
     
  3. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom

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    Thank you very much!
     
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    What is the best way to EWR by train?

    In case they have leave (one per semester for plebes) on a weekend when there is no bus, what is the best route by public transport to EWR? I noticed that 2010 Christmas bus schedule did not have any on Sunday after the last TSEE either.
     
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    I know y'all are anxious to jump on good airfare deals; however, you have no idea at this point when your cadet can leave post. If you book a Saturday ticket and your cadet can leave Friday a.m., he/she will not be a happy camper. You will know soon enough what the schedule is...and there may still be deals to be had.
     
  7. America's Finest

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    If there is no bus for it then there is likely no TEE late enough to put you in that bus.

    Keith,

    On weekends without buses cadets typically take the ferry accross the Hudson into Garrison Train Station then take the train to Grand Central from where they take a bus to their respective airports.
     
  8. DHinNH

    DHinNH USMA 1989

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    Or get a ride from a parents of a friend who lives near enough to the airport. :biggrin:

    Or just spend Thanksgiving at that friend's house. :thumb:
     
  9. 2015USMA

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    I have heard that there are busses that shuttle cadets from the local airports to West Point, but what if a flight is delayed and a cadet misses the last bus to the academy? (Say a cadet was a returning after Christmas or Thanksgiving break)

    Are there any other options for a cadet to get to West Point from Newark (or JFK, etc)?
     
  10. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    The same option I said for getting to the airport works both ways...otherwise you would need to find a ride from a friend or something.
     
  11. Keith Hatfield

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    Charter Buses Don't Account for Long Haul Flights Which Only Leave Early AM

     
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    Limo service

    Local car service offers USMA a flat rate town car service to any of the NYC airports including EWR for $211. If your schedule is tight- could be an option. Buddy up and splt it three ways = 71.00 per cadet.
     

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