JFK To Manhattan for 5 people

Sep 9th, 2003, 10:11 PM
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JFK To Manhattan for 5 people

Visiting New York late October. What would be the best & economial way to get to Manhattan . How many people will a taxim take with luggage etc. Thanks in advance.
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Sep 10th, 2003, 04:16 AM
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Many of the taxis in the US are actually mini-vans, especially at airports. % people plusa luggage should not be a problem - just tell the guy at the front of the taxi queue what you need. Not the MOST economical (see above post) , but not bad considering the size of your group.
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Sep 10th, 2003, 06:08 AM
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Well the flat rate cab fare from JFK to Manhattan is $35 + toll & tip, assuming they don't charge extra for 5 people. I think this will be cheaper than a bus for 5 which charges per person.

Ther is no flat rate on the return from NY to JFK though. You pay by the meter.
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Sep 10th, 2003, 07:41 AM
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A taxi will not take 5 people. The mini van taxi suggested in another post is not a mini van - just looks like one but smaller. Limit is 4 people. You can get a minivan from a car service which will take 5 and all the luggage. Cost for]b a Tel Aviv minivan would be about $50 with tip and toll. Two\ taxis to midtown would cost about $50 tip and toll included. This would be less e]xpensive than 5 people taking the airport bus .]
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Sep 10th, 2003, 07:52 AM
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Rob is correct -- even the minivan taxis cannot accept 5 people. It's an insurance issue.

Your best bet would be a car service. Try Carmel (212-666-6666). It's always been reliable for me.

Enjoy NYC!
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Sep 10th, 2003, 08:33 AM
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I second the vote for calling Carmel car service. We use them here at work and never have a problem. The bus can take you, but it will cost $12 pp and will take about an hour to get into Manhattan.
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Sep 10th, 2003, 08:47 AM
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Call the Super Shuttle folks (the blue van) and arrange for your private van.


very reliable service and their prices are unbelieveable.
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