I need to figure out the best and most cost effective way to get from New Haven Conn to the dock at Port Liberty. This is a repo cruise so there is no help from RCI. Train to Manhatten? Then Cab to the port? What would a cab ride to Port Liberty cost? About?
It seems kinda far. I don't suppose there is any public transportation? How about subway to Newark airport, then cab? Does that work? Help!! Jimbo
Well, thanks. I did look at the website, is seems that there is a subway station 3 miles from the pier. The problem with driving to Jersey is that one has to then drive home. Which makes for a long day, disembark, wait at the airport, 3 hour flight, one hour to get the luggage back, by now it will be about 6PM and we'll be facing a 4-5 hour ride back to Boston. Makes for a less than plesent end of the vacation. I'm looking into renting a car, (one way) leaving it off at the airport and cabbing to the ship. That way we could fly directly back to Boston. It's actually kinda frustrating, the last time we left from Port L the cruise line sent a bus to pick us up in Boston. But they won't do it this time. Jim
Hi Jimbo,I think your best bet is to get the rented car to newark airport drive to Bayonne drop off your luggage at the ship then drive over to the airport[10-15 min drive]across the turnpike bridge and maybe ask the car rental if they transport to the ship.
The exit for bayonne off of the NJ Turnpike is exit 14 A and the exit for the airport is exit 14.
Why aren't you just driving there and parking in the lot? We are going in September and we were thinking of that? Is there a problem that we don't know about to park at the cruise terminal? We live in Jersey and that seems to be the best for us. Parking is $12.00 a day from what I heard.
We did the reposition cruise from Bayonne to Miami last October..We live 30 miles south of Boston and were faced with the same problem. We checked into trains.busses air to Newark, and renting a van one way. Our solution was to hire a limo to drop us off and pick us back up in Boston on our return. No hassles ..It cost us about $500 but we split it between 3 couples.
I live in RI and did the October trip too. I was able to join a group of 24 (family and friends going together) who rented a bus. Total cost was about $35.00 per person. Have you tried the cruisecritics roll call? You may be able to find others in your area with the same problem.
We've got the opposite issue. We need transit from Bayonne to our home just outside of New Haven. Limo sedans around here are charging $170-180 plus gratuity, for door to door Town Car service. That's not really bad, considering RCCL charged $65.00 pp for their bus service last year, and it was not door to door. They can take 4-5 people, depending on luggage.
Those of you who have to get t from points east or Boston may want to consider this option - private limo from train station in New Haven.