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Help with taxi vs Car Service - another question

Help with taxi vs Car Service - another question

Aug 16th, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Help with taxi vs Car Service - another question

I have to go from Manhattan to Port Liberty, Bayonne, NJ to go on a cruise. Car Servie or taxi? How much would it cost?
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Aug 16th, 2007, 08:00 AM
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NYC Taxis are NOT required to take you to New Jersey, so if you try to hail a cab, you may not easily get one who is willing.
Try a car service and get price quotes. The only NYC to NJ rates posted are usually to Newark Airport. My total guess would be in the 60$+ range, but check with Dial 7 or Carmel car services (or others you might hear about)
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Aug 16th, 2007, 08:26 AM
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You should definitely use a car service if you want a seamless ride from Manhattan, though it's possible to take NJ Transit to Bayonne.

If you go by train, you have to transfer from the PATH to a light rail line (you still have to call a cab from the Bayonne stop). You can also take a Port Authority bus to Bayonne, but again, you have to take a cab. None of these options is attractive if you have a lot of luggage, which is likely for a cruise.

I'd also inquire with your cruise line to see if transportation is being offered to passengers in Manhattan. They might have a bus.

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Aug 16th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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They have a bus, bit they charge $ 55,00 pp. I think a car service will be cheaper.
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Aug 16th, 2007, 09:39 AM
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Call the car services and see what they will charge.

Many NYC taxis won;t go to Jersey at all - since they have to come back empty - and the $10 fee they get for that doens;t really cover their costs. (Or - they can charge double for anything outside NYC - which would rally rack up on the meter.)

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