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Anyone know of best economical way to get to Brooklyn Terminal from Grand Central Station

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10 minutes ago, redhatters said:

Anyone know of best economical way to get to Brooklyn Terminal from Grand Central Station

Google is your friend (or is it?). So may be an app called Rome2Rio:

 

"What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Grand Central Terminal to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. However, you can take the line 4 subway to Borough Hall, take the walk to Boerum Pl/Joralemon St, take the bus to Van Brunt St/Verona St, then take the walk to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Alternatively, MTA operates a vehicle from Grand Central Terminal to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 21m."

 

Of course, how current that info may be is questionable. So, you'd need to call the MTA to verify info about that "shuttle" (which almost sounds too good to be true). As for the alternative subway/walk/bus/walk route, don't be "pennywise and pound foolish." Take a taxi or Uber, which will probably be $50+\-.

 

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18 minutes ago, Flatbush Flyer said:

Alternatively, MTA operates a vehicle from Grand Central Terminal to Brooklyn Cruise Terminal every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 21m."

 

 

Wow...I'd like to know how that app came up with that garbage. It's beyond "too good to be true"...I'm not sure I can come up with words that adequately convey how crazy that is.

 

As you said, taxi, Uber, or car service such as Carmel Limo...all likely in the $50 -$60 range including tolls and tip.

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52 minutes ago, Essiesmom said:

Depends on how much luggage you have.  Take the subway down to Wall St., and the ferry to Red Hook.  Folks on the East Coast Departures board can help you out more...

 

https://www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/south-brooklyn/

 

https://www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/

As a Brooklyn "expat" who returns often, let me repeat: "Don't be pennywise and pound foolish."

For a differential cost equal to a couple of cocktails, take an Uber or a car service.

Edited by Flatbush Flyer

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53 minutes ago, Flatbush Flyer said:

As a Brooklyn "expat" who returns often, let me repeat: "Don't be pennywise and pound foolish."

For a differential cost equal to a couple of cocktails, take an Uber or a car service.

Agree ++

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7 hours ago, redhatters said:

best economical way 

If you really are looking for an economical way, then find your way to either 34th St & the East River or Wall St and the river, then catch one of the ferries for $2.75. But not only is it inexpensive, it's really fun, and approaching the ship by water is tremendous. 

 

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On 7/24/2019 at 10:59 AM, Flatbush Flyer said:

As a Brooklyn "expat" who returns often, let me repeat: "Don't be pennywise and pound foolish."

For a differential cost equal to a couple of cocktails, take an Uber or a car service.

Why not the ferry?  That is what we are going to do.  We only have carry on, but last time we were in red hook, we saw the ferry and it is feet away from the ship.  Do tell why not using it.

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On 7/24/2019 at 5:04 PM, redhatters said:

thanks, sounds adventuresome.  

 

You don’t have to decide now.  Take a look at videos on YouTube - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_2EXGWRTMnw

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv0bCD5XfmA

 

you could cab or Uber to 34th St and have a nice cruise down the river instead of a surface ride through all the traffic.

 

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We taxi’d from Penn Station on a Sunday morning and I think fare with tip was about $25.

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