The Essentials

How to Save Money Getting To and From the Airport

Getting from or to most airports remains one of the more expensive aspects of any journey, but there’s hope. If you can fly with just a carry-on, more and more cities are making the airport trip quite affordable.


New Yorkers know they can take the AirTrain from JFK to Manhattan with one change of train for under $8.


In Los Angeles you can board the FlyAway bus and go to Hollywood or Downtown Los Angeles for less than $10.


In Chicago, the blue line will get you from O’Hare to downtown for $5.


And what’s the best deal? From Miami International Airport to downtown, the Metrorail orange line is just $2.25 and in many cases, during high traffic times, you’ll beat the taxis.