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EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

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EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

Hi everyone

I'm after some help, I'm travelling to NYC with my partner later this month and wanted to book a car to take us from the airport to the hotel. We were going to get the train to Penn Street but I thought the car would start the vacation off with less stress.

Can anyone recommend a company.

Thanks. Steve

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1. Re: EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

Hey Steve:-) You can check 2 popular car services out at www.dial7.com/ www.carmellimo.com/ You're looking at approx. $75-80. all inclusive of tolls and tip.. you'll need to call them from their courtesy phone at the airport when you are ready to go.. they will tell you where to meet them.. usually takes about 10 min thereabout;-) You can also opt for 'Meet & Greet' where they wait for you inside the terminal.. which is costlier;-)

FWIW, *less stress* can be achieved via using the air train and www.njtransit.com/ into the City.. Thing is, if you get caught in traffic.. and tunnel traffic is pretty common at certain times of the day, it can end up taking upwards of an hour just get into the City.. the train itself will get you into the city in about 25-30 traffic-free minutes straight to New York :Penn Station which is also the last and final stop so no getting lost.. you can grab a cab from there to your hotel.. or walk it.. depending on where on 31st it is;-) Have fun.. and EnJOY!

Edited: 09 February 2014, 13:49
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2. Re: EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

Its also Penn Station rather than Penn Street ;-)

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3. Re: EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

Thanks for the info.

We'll have a look at the train.

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4. Re: EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

The AirTrain/New Jersey Transit combination costs $12.50 per person. So you can use the savings over a car service for a good number of stress relievers in a local bar once you reach your destination.

If you supply your hotel's exact location people can tell you how to get there from Penn Station. In all probability it will be a very short walk.

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5. Re: EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

I didn't think of that, a nice cold beer will be just what's required after the flight.

We are staying at the Holiday Inn,30-32 WEST 31ST STREET

NEW YORK CITY NY 10001

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6. Re: EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

Your hotel is seriously so close to Penn Station that taking the train really is a no-brainer. You'll be in your hotel in under an hour using the train. You may really need or a beer two if you're stuck in a car for over an hour and a half for almost four times the cost.

Add taxes, tolls, tips and all the other odd surcharges that seem to get added coming into Manhattan from Newark Airport, it always seems to end up being close to $100.

Train for two people at $12.50 each is $25. total. Train takes less time. Disadvantage to the train is that your hotel might not be anywhere near Penn Station but bonus for you - your hotel *is* right near Penn Station. Train is a no-brainer.

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7. Re: EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

Your hotel is on 31st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. You can exit Penn Station on the 7th Avenue side at 31st Street. So about a block a half to your hotel.

If you've got a lot of luggage and/or don't feel like walking so you can always take a taxi for the short trip from Penn Station, but it's eminently walkable.

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8. Re: EWR to Midtown West 31st Street

Superb, thanks to everyone who took the time to help me. Can't wait to get Stateside..

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