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Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

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Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

I've had one opinion on this, but would like more. Our plane gets in LGA around 8 AM, Monday. .....leaves Thursday at 6:45 PM. So...the times we would be going to and from are around the rush hours. Should I get a car service...or just stick with a taxi? (I know the meter will be running on the taxi from LGA....thats why I am asking) Hotel is in Time Square.

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1. Re: Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

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Edited: 20 March 2012, 22:39
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2. Re: Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

Are you adamantly opposed to using public transport?

I just hate sitting in traffic.

My experience is that you never ever save money with a car service versus a taxi (except with Newark Airport)

I find that at that hour the buses are so frequent and actually move quite quickly. You'll be on the subway in no time and you'll avoid the traffic heading right to Times Square.

I'm a big fan of saving the money - especially when there isn't a huge difference in time or convenience.

Otherwise I'd probably just do taxi.

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3. Re: Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

I would use a car service. I find comfort in knowing what it is going to cost---in advance, rather than watching a ticking meter.

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4. Re: Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

One vote car service....one vote taxi. Anyone else?

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5. Re: Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

I say taxi. I have also found that I never actually save money in a car service.

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6. Re: Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

If you book online, dial7.com has a $29 rate FROM LGA to Manhattan. Here are some coupons (not sure if you can combine coupon and discounted price)

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/dial7.com

You'll get a nicer car and probably a better driver than a taxi. It may not be faster and it may not be cheaper but it won't cost much if any more.

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7. Re: Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

Unless you've got tons of baggage, I'm going to vote for public transportation. Pick up the M60 bus at the airport after buying your Metrocard either in the machine by the bus stop or at Hudson News, then get off just a few stops later at the Dittmars/Astoria N/Q train station. It won't be crowded headed into midtown since it's only the second stop from the beginning of the line, and in just a few stops/minutes you'll be at the Times Square/42nd Street station. Total cost one fare each.

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8. Re: Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

Thanks NYWhiz...I will look into that! I am not taking public trans to or from the airport! Its either taxi or service. (we will do subways once we get settled of course..but not right off the plane!...not budging on that!) I was just concerned with the rush hour thing...we did car service last year. It was fine. (but there were 5 of us..and it was NOT rush hour)

So....thanks again whiz...I'll check that link.

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9. Re: Taxi or Car Service from LGA during Rush Hour

Hey beachlady3:-) I agree with rdglady..nothing worse than a ticking meter in traffic..go with the car service..and EnjoY!

Edited: 21 March 2012, 16:07
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