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Group of 6 transportation to hotel

Lexington, Kentucky
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Group of 6 transportation to hotel

Hello! A group of 6 adults are heading to NYC for a 50th birthday and US Open tennis. I have read about transportation options from LGA to our hotel in the Times Square area. A few clarifying questions: we want to stay together so a taxi is not a good option, right?

With town cars how do we find our driver? Will they give us specific information after we pay?

Lastly, can we prepay the toll and tip?

Thanks so much!!

Junior

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1. Re: Group of 6 transportation to hotel

Dial 7 car service is frequently recommended on the forum. You can pre-book but there is no need to pre-pay. No, you cannot prepay tolls and tip, though I believe some car services may include tip in the price.

Dial 7 has a courtesy phone. When you are ready to leave the airport, you call them and they will tell you where to meet the driver outside your terminal. They don't wait around for you (less expensive that way, especially if your flight or luggage is delayed) but will be nearby.

Note that car services are not necessarily driving Town Cars. It will be a van or SUV for 6 people.

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2. Re: Group of 6 transportation to hotel

ditto for www.carmellimo.com

you can also arrange for them to meet you at the baggage claim area ("meet and greet") as you come off your plane but this is a more expensive option

Millbrook, Alabama
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3. Re: Group of 6 transportation to hotel

You will pay at least double if you stay together. Dial 7 has a 6 passenger SUV for $125, plus toll and tip. Two taxis (depending on the time of day and traffic) would be roughly $30-40 each. I would split into two taxis and meet at the hotel.

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4. Re: Group of 6 transportation to hotel

We had 6 people in our party last year flying into LGA and ended up just getting 2 taxis and putting 3 people in each taxi. Our hotel was on the east side & even arriving during morning traffic (8 a.m.) our total with tip & toll was right around $40 per taxi or a little less.

Lexington, Kentucky
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5. Re: Group of 6 transportation to hotel

Thanks to all of you for the replies!!

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