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LGA to Midtown

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LGA to Midtown

We are arriving into LGA at 3:10p on Thurs and are heading to the Kimberly Hotel and Suites at E 50th between 3rd and Lexington. There will be 4 adults, each with a checked bag, and a carryon. Originally, I thought we couldn't all fit in one taxi with our luggage, but reviewing previous threads, maybe we can?

I have taken Dial7 from EWR to manhatten with a good experience, but know that taxis are usually the easiest from LGA. What would be the best for us 4 at that time of day (? likely rush hour), grab one taxi, or book Dial7 again? We are ok paying a little more for comfort/ease, but do want to get to our hotel as soon as possible also.

We will be leaving from LGA on Monday at 2:30. What would be our best bet to all get back to LGA at that time?

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1. Re: LGA to Midtown

At that time of day, Dial 7 will be probably cost the same or even cheaper than a taxi because of the traffic and will get you there just as quickly as a taxi. I'd go with Dial 7.

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2. Re: LGA to Midtown

You each have a checked luggage AND carryon? How big are the carryon's? Thats a lot of luggage...imo..for one taxi. (if the carry on's are the suitcase type...not just a duffle bag). I would look into the Dial 7 mini vans. Or...there are taxi -mini vans too. That might work actually.

Edited: 12 August 2012, 16:59
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3. Re: LGA to Midtown

Dial 7 will not be cheaper than a taxi, because Dial7 will insist that you use a minivan. Are the carry-ons roller suitcases, or handbags? If handbags, you might fit in a minivan cab. If not, pay the extra for a Dial 7 van.

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4. Re: LGA to Midtown

Ha Ha, that WOULD be a lot of luggage! Sorry, the carryons would all be small.....just a backpack or large purse to carry things needed on plane or airport! But they still take some space!

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5. Re: LGA to Midtown

You are right that Dial7 insists on a minivan.....price will be $50 for them. Would it be easy to catch a minivan taxi from LGA? If so, with traffic at that time, is a taxi likely to run us much more that $50?

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6. Re: LGA to Midtown

A minivan taxi runs on the meter like a regular cab, and will be more like $30. If you can hol your carryons on your lap, you might fit.

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We should all be able to hold carryons on our lap, and our checked bags won't be huge. Is it easy for the dispatcher at LGA to get a minivan taxi?

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8. Re: LGA to Midtown

While 4 adults would be a tight fit in a regular taxi, it is doable. The regular taxis have enormous trunks, and can actually hold more luggage than a minivan.

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9. Re: LGA to Midtown

Yes. You may have to let others go ahead of you, but you should be able to get one fairly quickly. On our last trip into LGA, our family of 4 got a minivan taxi and it worked out great. Just tell the dispatcher when you get to him, and you will get the next one in line. For going back, ask the hotel doorman to flag down a minivan taxi for you. There should be plenty of taxis in that area late morning when you need to leave.

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