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taxi fare

scotland
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taxi fare

How much roughly will a taxi cost from LaGuardia Airport to Times Square at 2.30 in the afternoon?

Tampa, FL
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1. Re: taxi fare

Wasn't sure if you'd seen this from the FAQ's:

"Cabs

Official taxi lines are outside each of the terminals. From JFK or Newark to anywhere in Manhattan, taxis are fixed rates ($45 from JFK and $50 from Newark, plus tip and tolls). Taxis from LGA run on the meter so fares will be affected by heavy traffic; it usually costs $20-$25 to reach Upper or Mid Manhattan and $25-$30 to get to Lower Manhattan.

If you decide to invest in a cab, only use official NYC Yellow Taxis from the taxi dispatcher or a pre-arranged car service. It is illegal for livery cars, Lincoln Town Car (“black car”) services or limousine drivers to solicit you at the terminals; these drivers run scams and will ask for more money once you arrive at your destination. However, booking a car service in advance (using a service like Dial7 or Groundlink) can add some convinince to your trip. Cars can be booked and paid in advance. You can also request that the driver meet you at baggage claim to help with luggage."

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2. Re: taxi fare

Times Square is considered "midtown." Depending upon traffic, it could cost $25 or more. Say there's an accident and you're stuck in traffic for awhile. That wil jack up the price of the taxi.

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