The Essentials

Airport Transportation Options in Big Cities

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Getting from or to most airports remains one of the more expensive aspects of any journey, if you’re measuring it in either time or miles traveled. But there’s hope.

If you can fly with just carry-on, more and more cities are making the airport trip quite affordable.

New Yorkers know they can take the AirTrain from John F. Kennedy International Airport 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.

In Chicago, the Blue Line will get you from O’Hare International Airport to downtown for roughly $5.

And the best deal is from Miami International Airport to downtown: the Metrorail Orange Line is just $2.25.

And in many cases, during high traffic times, it will be less expensive than taxis or Ubers. The key of course is traveling light.