When touching down at area airports, the first challenge is getting to Manhattan. After a long flight, who wants to worry about really getting “taken for a ride” by a swindling cabbie? Fear not, visitors. The Big Apple is just a short (legitimate) taxi or shuttle away.
One rule of thumb: never get in a car with someone who is soliciting at the terminal. This is illegal, and many of these “gypsy cabs” (as we natives call them) are unlicensed/uninsured and can end up charging a higher rate than originally quoted.
Here are some reliable and easy ways to get to Manhattan from JFK or LaGuardia airport:
Once you’ve reached your final destination, drop your bags and start exploring the many splendors of “The City That Never Sleeps.” Between the extensive subway/bus system and yellow taxis that fill the streets, finding your way around shouldn’t be a problem.
Travelzoo Tip: Take note, many car services and shuttles allow you to rack up frequent flyer miles with certain airlines when you make a reservation.
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