We need to be at Newark airport about 5pm on a Thursday. We will be leaving from our hotel, the HGI Central Park South (on West 54th between Broadway and 8th).
I'm aware I could do the subway/train/airtrain combo, but I'm traveling with my senior mom, and I would like to minimize our stress without making transfers, so I thought I'd book a car service. However, I'm concerned that we are running into rush hour, it may be a bad time to be heading out in a car. She's certainly up to taking the train if need be.
So, do you recommend taking a car at this time of day at all? If so, what would be a good time for a pick-up to get us to the airport for 5?