While I’ve taken my share of public transportation to and from New York City airports, I’ve also used taxis and car services, mostly likely when I have to be at the airport at the crack of dawn or when my plane lands late at night. I’ve also used Uber (worst airport transportation experience ever, but that’s for another blog post). And that brings me to this thought: Not all rides are created equal. A taxi or standard car service like Uber gets the job done, but a luxury car service in NYC can be in a class all by itself. Yes, luxury rides in New York can cost more than a cab (depending on the car type). But sometimes, if you plan to use a car to get to the airport, spending a few dollars more goes a very long way.
What’s the difference? When you book a luxury car service in NYC, you should ride in a later model that’s cleaner and well maintained both inside and out. Drivers should be experienced, more attentive, and always on time, if not early. They’ll help you with your bags and often keep complimentary bottles of water in the vehicle. All in all, the transportation experience should be more pleasant and less stressful. (Because travel in itself can be stressful).
Recently, I discovered a New York luxury car company that offers competitive pricing: NC Car & Limo Service. The fleet includes town cars, SUVs, limousines, and vans. This company offers curbside pick-up and drop-off as well as meet-and-greet, and the rates are lower than other car services. For instance, a ride to JFK Airport costs $64.54 including tolls. (Tipping is totally up to you.)
And to compare a taxi – a ride from Manhattan to JFK Airport is a flat fare of $52, plus 80 cents in surcharges, an additional $4.50 during the hours of 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., plus tolls and tip. According to the NYC.gov website, cab trips from JFK back into the city are metered, so those can go even higher than the $52 fare, depending on traffic. You can see how taking a taxi could be pricier than riding with NC Car & Limo.
Let’s say that you’re traveling with a friend or roommate and interested in splitting a car service. You could ride in a luxury sedan to LaGuardia Aiport for just $25 per person (including tolls). Tipping is optional.
Besides airport transportation, NC Car & Limo Service features rides for nights on the town, proms, casino trips, and corporate events. Take your group on one of their city tours and stop at well-known attractions like the Intrepid Museum, Brooklyn Bridge, and Yankee Stadium. You can hire them hourly for all of your transportation needs.
This post was sponsored by NC Car & Limo Service, a reasonably priced luxury car service in NYC. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that support this blog.