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JET SETTER'S GUIDE

In and Out of the World's Airports

A 1993 poll of 6,548 transatlantic business travelers by the International Air Transport Association ranked international airports based on everything from lounge comfort to customs routines. Below are the results and some information to help you get out of the airport quickly.

Airport Passengers in 1993 (x1,000) Travel time to downtown Lowest transit fare (*1) Cab fare (*1)
1. Amsterdam
31-20-601-9111
21,275 20-25 mins. Train: D4.50
US$3
D52
US$30
2. Houston
713-230-3100
20,410 30-50 mins. Metro-sked bus:
US$1.25
US$29
3. San Francisco
415-876-7809
32,737 20-25 mins. Sam Trans Bus:
85
US$30
4. Atlanta Hartsfield
404-530-6830
47,088 35-40 mins. Airport Shuttle:
US$8
US$15
5. Toronto
905-990-5410
20,484 20-30 mins. Airport Express:
Can$10
US$7
Can$30
US$21
6. Montreal Mirabel
514-476-3010
2,412 45-60 mins. Connaisseur:
Can$14
US$10
Can$50
US$35
7. Paris De Gaulle
33-14-862-1940
26,115 45-60 mins. Metro: F5
US$1
F170
US$32
8. London Gatwick
44-29-328-822
20,159 70-90 mins. Flightline Bus:
6.50
US$9
50
US$78
9. Dallas/Ft. Worth
214-574-8888
49,970 30-40 mins. Super Shuttle:
US$13.50
US$28
10. Los Angeles
310-646-5252
47,845 30-35 mins. RTD Bus:
US$1.50
US$26
11. Newark
201-961-6000
25,613 30-45 mins. (*2) Olympia Trails Bus:
US$7
US$30 (*3)
12. London Heathrow
44-81-759-4321
47,899 30-50 mins. Tube:
2.50
US$4
28
US$44
13. Frankfurt
49-69-6901
32,536 20-25 mins. Airport Train:
DM3.60
US$2
DM35
US$22
14. Chicago O'Hare
312-686-2200
65,078 25-60 mins. Subway:
US$1.50
US$25
15. Detroit
313-942-3550
24,171 30-45 mins. Commuter Co:
US$12
US$28
16. Boston Logan
617-561-1800
24,215 15-25 mins. City Bus:
US85
US$15
17. Washington Dulles
703-661-2700
10,839 45-60 mins. Washington Flyer:
US$16
US$40
18. Miami
305-876-7000
28,660 20-25 mins. TRI-RAIL:
US$2
US$14
19. Paris Orly
33-14-975-7933
25,368 40-45 mins. Orlybus:
F23
US$13
F130
US$78
20. New York JFK
718-244-4444
26,790 35-60 mins. Airport Express:
US$12.50
US$30 (*3)

*1. Prices are based on U.S. exchange rate as of January 1, 1995.
*2. To Manhattan.
*3. Doesn't include tolls.
Source: Ranked by the International Air Transport Association. Taxi, transit, and travel time information from 1994 Salk International's Airport Transit Guide and individual airports; 1993 passenger flow information from Airports Council International.


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