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Getting to EWR for 5pm weekday...advice?

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Getting to EWR for 5pm weekday...advice?

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?

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1. Re: Getting to EWR for 5pm weekday...advice?

I'd take a car service and leave at 4.

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2. Re: Getting to EWR for 5pm weekday...advice?

All State - www.allstatelimo.com - +1 212 333 3333

Dial 7 - www.dial7.com - +1 212 777 7777

Are you flying United Airlines flight 773 back to Edmonton (YEG)? That flight is usually scheduled to depart somewhere in the 7:00PM hour - it shifts a bit. You really don't need to stress about being at the airport at 5:00PM. Just check-in online the night before and if you get into a sedan at 4:00PM and traffic is horrendous and you don't get out to Newark until 5:30PM, it doesn't matter.

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3. Re: Getting to EWR for 5pm weekday...advice?

Thank you both for the advice - I've booked Dial 7 for 4 pm.

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