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How bad are taxi rates in NYC nowadays? I'm flying in to LGA and catching a taxi to midtown, was curious on what price ballpark to expect... shog[1].gif
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$30-$40, depending on traffic, route (tolls), destination, etc.

If you leave for LGA via midtown taxi, be aware it can be impossible to catch one if it's rush hour or similar.
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

$30-$40, depending on traffic, route (tolls), destination, etc.

If you leave for LGA via midtown taxi, be aware it can be impossible to catch one if it's rush hour or similar.

Thank you, i'll keep this in mind on my way back to LGA.
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There's a shuttle that runs between LGA and Grand Central if you're going to midtown. Under $20 I think

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IMO, that extra $20 for a taxi is well worth it.
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What kind of third world city doesn't have trains running to its airports?
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IMO, that extra $20 for a taxi is well worth it.

Will probably stick with the taxi since my hotel is closer to central park.

Good to know there is a shuttle though...
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What kind of third world city doesn't have trains running to its airports?

It does, but it takes forever using them. I cannot even fathom not taking a taxi to and from an airport.
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What kind of third world city doesn't have trains running to its airports?

The kind served by 3 airports? Those train things are pretty expensive I hear, so 2/3 ain't bad considering.
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It does, but it takes forever using them. I cannot even fathom not taking a taxi to and from an airport.

That's because you can't fathom travelling out of NYC, if I'm not mistaken.
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

How bad are taxi rates in NYC nowadays? I'm flying in to LGA and catching a taxi to midtown, was curious on what price ballpark to expect... shog[1].gif

Correct re previous post. Not that expensive.

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There's a shuttle that runs between LGA and Grand Central if you're going to midtown. Under $20 I think


-1. Shuttles don't work in NYC. They pick up at various terminals and drop off at various locations. Take a taxi.

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IMO, that extra $20 for a taxi is well worth it.


Plus fucking one.

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That's because you can't fathom travelling out of NYC, if I'm not mistaken.


+1
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It does, but it takes forever using them. I cannot even fathom not taking a taxi to and from an airport.

Those crappy things aren't what I mean. You should be able to hop on the subway, end up at JFK, and walk into a terminal like its no big deal (instead of taking a long ass ride and then having to transfer to some other crap).
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Those crappy things aren't what I mean. You should be able to hop on the subway, end up at JFK, and walk into a terminal like its no big deal (instead of taking a long ass ride and then having to transfer to some other crap).

if I'm already at JFK am in one terminal, god help me should I actually have to be in a different terminal. Nightmare.


I used to do the Grand Central busses, though I also worked near them so would just hit them up when I had to leave. They're not bad, but they're like $20 or so one-way. Good for a poor student who travels light, but got help you if you work downtown and have to go to LGA via the bus. Pony up for the cab.
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Westchester County is worse :/
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I think the most consistent way to JFK is taking the LIRR to Jamaica and then the airtrain. Most taxi drivers don't know how to get around the traffic jams in Queens. So taxis can be quite variable. I have a friend who uses a particular driver from a car service who knows all the shortcuts to Queens.
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