I do like traveling outside of NYC, just not to surrounding regions so much. Going to another large city? I'm down. Burbs, not so much.
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I used to do the Grand Central busses, though I also worked near them so would just hit them up when I had to leave. They're not bad, but they're like $20 or so one-way. Good for a poor student who travels light, but got help you if you work downtown and have to go to LGA via the bus. Pony up for the cab.
$2.25 gets me to either airport here in Chicago! When I was in college, I once got a $15 flight, paid $2.25 to get to the airport, $1.75 to take the train from the next airport, and I made it home for christmas for less than twenty bucks
Although if I am going to/from ORD and my apartment instead of downtown...I will usually still take a cab at $35-40. MDW still gets the train unless it is midnight.
It's convenient and direct, but so freaking slow. I've done it once, boarded the train clean shaven and arrived with a 5 o'clock shadow
I mean, we're spending multiples of hundreds on plane tickets - does it really make sense to haul your bags and walk through tracks, corridors, shuttle buses and connecting halls to save $30? Doesn't to me.