AndyBoBandy Moderator
#1

Hi,
Going to NYC in a few weeks with herself for a few nights, and want to get from JFK Airport to roughly the Midtown/Central Park area in as stress free way as possible.

Google tells me a taxi/uber would roughly cost $52 + tolls & tip, which would be door to door, so quite stress free. Are taxi wait times bad at JFK?

For any regular visitors to NYC. whats your preferred/ideal option to get into a city hotel?

Has anyone went the limo route? and is it much more expensive? and worth it?

whippet Registered User
#2

my last couple of visits I just jumped in a yellow cab ..never waited more than 5 mins at the rank .. the walk from terminal 5 to the rank is long enough but after a long haul flight it's nice to stretch the legs.

there is a set fare to manhattan so no worry about dodgy pricing. Traffic can be bad in though queens but all part of the hustle and bustle of NYC

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dudara Administrator
#3

Taking a taxi is prabaly the easiest way to get into town. It’s also set fare, so you know exactly what you’ll be paying.

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SusieBlue Registered User
#4

I also got a yellow taxi and would highly recommend it. It was well worth it and stress free.
I think we had to wait maybe 10-15 minutes in a queue but the waiting area is sheltered and the fresh air and stretching of the legs is welcome after the long flight.

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AndyBoBandy Moderator
#5

Cheers folks.

Sounds like it’s a yellow cab for us!

Yamanoto Registered User
#6

Found Lyft better than Uber in NYC in March

Ordered it as soon as we got our bags off the carousel and it was there in under 5 mins.

JFK to midtown was $41.05 in total for 2 passengers.

spurious Category Moderator
#7

It's been a while now, but one of more recent trips, I ordered a limo from the airport, which only cost an extra ten bucks or so.

I expected something sedate in black. What I got however was like something out of a blaxploitation film. White, with gold trim and an interior in fake purple velvet with some sort of a disco lights arrangement and a 'bar' of different coloured liquids. It was certainly eye catching and provided us and our hosts with much amusement.

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