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Train to the Plane

 

 

 

In a perfect world, you could probably take an intercity train anywhere in the U.S. multiple times during the day. Failing that, you can at least take advantage of rail or transit links to your city's airport...

In Portland, Ore., the MAX Red Line goes right to the main terminal building. In New York City, you can take the subway or the Long Island RR to Jamaica and connect with the JFK AirTrain. You can even still ride the country's very first airport rapid transit link, in Cleveland, Ohio.

This Oct. 5, 2004 photograph shows a southbound Acela racing past the platforms of the rail station at Newark Liberty International Airport. Passengers heading to and from Newark Liberty can use Amtrak Regional and New Jersey Transit local trains that connect with the Port Authority AirTrain monorail system serving all of the airport's terminals.

Does your city have rail or transit links to the airport? The RC&NW wants you to know about and utilize the transportation systems within your communities that can take you to the plane and avoid traffic and parking. To do so, we have compiled this listing of transportation options for your reference. They include both routes that run directly to the airport terminal and those that require a shuttle connection.

 

  Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Service: MARTA Metro Rail (Red Line)

 

  Baltimore BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport

Service: MTA Light Rail
Service: Amtrak (Northeast Corridor), MARC (Penn Line) Regional Rail
(shuttle bus connection to terminals)

 

  Boston Logan International Airport Service: MBTA Metro Rail (Blue Line)
(shuttle bus connection to terminals)

 

  Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Service: CTA Metro Rail (Blue Line)

 

  Chicago Midway International Airport Service: CTA Metro Rail (Orange Line)

 

  Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Service: GCRTA Metro Rail (Red Line)

 

  Dallas Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Service: DART Light Rail (Orange Line)
Service: TRE Regional Rail (shuttle bus connection from Centreport/DFW Station)
Service: TEXRail Regional Rail (2018)

 

  Denver Denver International Airport Service: RTD Regional Rail (A Line)

 

  Fort
Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport
Service: Tri-Rail Regional Rail
(shuttle bus connection to terminals)

 

  Los Angeles Bob Hope Burbank Airport Service: Amtrak (Pacific Surfliner), Metrolink Regional Rail (shuttle bus connection to terminal)

 

  Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport

Service: Amtrak (Pacific Surfliner), Metrolink Regional Rail, MTA Metro Rail, MTA Light Rail
(FlyAway bus service from LA Union Station)

 

  Miami Miami International Airport Service: Amtrak Silver Service (2018), Miami Metrorail (Orange Line), Tri-Rail Regional Rail
(connection with MIA Mover)

 

  Milwaukee General Mitchell International Airport Service: Amtrak (Hiawatha Service)
(shuttle bus connection to terminal)

 

  Minneapolis Lindbergh International Airport Service: Metro Transit Light Rail (Blue Line)

 

  Newark Liberty International Airport Service: Amtrak (Northeast Corridor), NJT Regional Rail (connection with Port Authority AirTrain)

 

  New York John F. Kennedy International Airport Service: Port Authority Airtrain
(connection with NYC Subway at Howard Beach, NYC Subway/LIRR at Jamaica)

 

  Oakland Oakland International Airport Service: Amtrak (Capitol Corridor), BART Metro Rail (connection with BART Airport Connector)

 

  Philadelphia Philadelphia International Airport Service: SEPTA Regional Rail (Airport Line)

 

  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Service: Valley Metro Light Rail
(connection with PHX SkyTrain)

 

  Portland Portland International Airport Service: TriMet MAX Light Rail (Red Line)

 

  Providence T.F. Green Airport Service: MBTA Regional Rail

 

  Salt Lake City Salt Lake City International Airport Service: UTA Light Rail (Green Line)

 

  San Francisco San Francisco International Airport Service: BART Metro Rail

 

  San Jose Mineta International Airport Service: SCVTA Light Rail (shuttle bus connection)
Service: Caltrain Regional Rail, ACE Regional Rail, Amtrak (Capitol Corridor)
(shuttle bus connection from Santa Clara)

 

  Seattle Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Service: Sound Transit Link Light Rail

 

  South Bend South Bend International Airport Service: NICTD Regional Rail

 

  St. Louis Lambert International Airport Service: Metrolink Light Rail (Red Line)

 

  Washington National Airport Service: WMATA Metro Rail

 

  Montreal Trudeau International Airport Service: VIA Rail Canada (shuttle bus connection from Dorval Station)

 

  Toronto Pearson International Airport Service: Union Pearson Express

 

  Vancouver Vancouver International Airport Service: Skytrain Metro Rail (Canada Line)

 

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