Just need a few recommendations-
Just need a few recommendations-
We have used Carmel several times and never have had any problems.
We've not used Carmel since April when my SO waited for more than 30 mintues on a Sunday afternoon -- *after* picking up his bags at the luggage carousel -- for the driver to make his appearance; he could have been in midtown via a taxi from the cabstand at the EWR terminal in that amount of time. Plus, the car was not well-kempt & reeked of cigarette smoke.
So, until one of us feels we "have to" impress, e.g., a client (in which case we'll use Town Car Executive Car & Limo -- 212 222-444 -- a much more positive, subsequent experience), we're simply using taxis.
it depends, memphismoe, on exactly where you're going. Here's a chart of the official taxi fares from EWR to various destinations; note that these do not include tolls (figure about $7.50), the tip, or the rush hour surcharge mentioned at the bottom of the page.
Other transportation options are listed here:
Going from Manhattan to EWR is not by zones; you'll pay what's on a NYC taxi's meter, plus the toll (no $6 Lincoln or Holland Tunnel toll to pay leaving town) + $15 surcharge (and tip). So, because that can get quite pricey, especially during rush hour since the meter keeps running while you're stuck in traffic, you might very well wish to consider a car/limo service -- or one of the shuttle services -- to get to EWR
I've left from lower Manhattan (close to the Holland Tunnel) for my most recent flights out of EWR, so I can't give you a truly accurate estimate of what it would cost to get there from midtown.
Last month I flew into Newark with destination midtown.
I chose to take a taxi because I was afraid I would have trouble finding a hired car, especially with having to drag luggage around in an unfamiliar place.
Unfortunately for all, the driver, and his passengers!, the time the taximaster dispatched the taxi was one minute until the surcharge would have gone into effect.
We got into the taxi, the driver went a few feet, looked at the dispatch ticket, and had a fit. He stopped the car and went back to plead his case to the taximaster, to no avail. I was totally bewildered all this while - could not understand him very well, and somehow had not known/forgot? about the surcharge.
The driver got back into the car, pealed off, and I had the wildest ride of my life, which includes a hair-raising race down a mountain in the Phillipines, a drive in Mexico City where the driver turned off his lights to run red lights, and little two-lane roads in the mountains where the truck in front of you blinks his tailllights and that's your signal you can pass on hairpin curves. :,)
This driver ranted and raved the whole time. I could understand few words but the emotion was clear!
So - try to avoid this timing!
We took a lot of taxis during our stay and the rest of the drivers were "normal."
The toll charge was $8.00.
I hired a car for the return trip and this worked out very well. There were no taxis around our hotel at the time we left (midmorning), so I was especially glad I went that route, and strongly recommend you do the same.
LOL Sofibella - it sounds like you had the same taxi driver as me who tried to drive off with me still trying to alight from the taxi as he said I was too slow. He was ranting and raving at me like a lunatic!!
Cockle Cove, sounds like I made a BIG mistake booking my return flight to Memphis out of Newark on Sunday afternoon. I have always flown in & out of LGA but to get the late afternoon flight back using FF Miles I had to do Newark. Luckily I am flying into LGA on Wed at noon. I hate surprises when I travel and most of my BAD surprises have been with ground transportation. I guess my best bet is a car service or shuttle service if available to Newark. Thanks again
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