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Make Travel Easy to Super Bowl XLVIII

The Super Bowl is less than two weeks away; hopefully, if you’re a die-hard Broncos or Seahawks fan, you already have your tickets purchased, flights booked, and hotel reservations made. Getting around New York and New Jersey can be tricky and expensive. Why not let us handle your excess baggage so you can focus on having fun?

Once you get to the stadium on Super Bowl Sunday, onsite parking, if it’s been purchased in advance, will cost $150. If you aren’t traveling by car, you can take the Fan Express Bus ($51), which will pick up at multiple locations throughout New Jersey and Manhattan, but you must have a ticket to the game in order to catch a ride. NJ TRANSIT will offer a special pass for Super Bowl week. The $50 SUPER PASS will be valid for unlimited travel from Monday, January 27 through Monday, February 3, 2014 on all NJ TRANSIT rail, bus, light rail and Access Link services throughout New Jersey, including travel to and from Newark Liberty International Airport and New York City. Or you can just purchase tickets for travel between New York’s Penn Station and MetLife Stadium for game day.

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Map detailing the location of New York’s three major airports and their proximity to MetLife Stadium.

Arriving via Newark Airport
Newark Airport is the closest of the three New York area airports to MetLife Stadium. Unless you are just going to the game, you might end up staying in Manhattan in order to take advantage of all that New York has to offer. If so, you can take the AirTrain to Penn Station, then the subway to your hotel. Or you can take a private shuttle that will run $12-19 each way. Taxis cost $50-75 plus tolls each way. For return trips to Newark, there is a $15 surcharge. For each leg, you will be charged an additional fee for luggage over 24 inches if the driver handles the bags. Taxi lines can be long and slow, so be prepared to wait.

super bowl taxi queue

Passengers queue for a taxi at JFK Airport. Image courtesy Dan Phiffer via Flickr.

Arriving via JFK or LaGuardia
Visitors flying into JFK can get into the city via AirTrain, which will drop them off at one of three spots in Manhattan. If you are arriving at either JFK or LaGuardia you can also take a private shuttle or a taxi.

You would most likely enjoy this hectic scene more if you did not have to haul your own luggage. Image courtesy Metropolitan Transportation Authority via Flickr.

You would likely enjoy this hectic scene more if you did not have to haul your own luggage. Image courtesy Metropolitan Transportation Authority via Flickr.

Your easiest, most stress-free option is to utilize our Bags VIP luggage delivery service. When you arrive in New York or New Jersey, bypass baggage claim and head to your hotel or any other destination within 100 miles of the airport. Our agents will retrieve your luggage and deliver it to your chosen destination, safely and securely. Along the way, you will receive email updates about the progress of your delivery, and Bags VIP’s world-class customer service is always just a phone call or email away.

Without your luggage in tow, you’ll be free to explore the city and to easily navigate more affordable transportation options like AirTrain and the subway. That will leave your hands free for carrying a game day snack, Super Bowl souvenirs, or for celebrating a Seattle or Denver victory. Safe travels and enjoy the big game!