In today’s day and age, it’s common to arrive at airport and immediately fire open the Uber app. What else isn’t unusual, is to see that fares are surging especially late in the evening when it seems to be busiest.
On a recent arrival into New York’s John F. Kennedy, I decided to open Uber to see that my ride from the airport to Midtown Manhattan was $77.94 for an UberX car.
This is where you need to realize you should NOT use Uber in this case. Taxis from New York’s John F. Kennedy are a flat rate of $52 from trips from the airport into Manhattan. If taking the Midtown tunnel, you will have to pay the toll, but I’ve never had any trouble asking the taxi to specifically take the 59th Street bridge into the city, which doesn’t have any toll.
Anyways, I decided to forgo Uber on this trip, hopped outside and was able to catch a Taxi without any wait. I’d recommend you always do your research to know if the airport has a flat rate fare for taxis as the case as New York’s John F. Kennedy into Manhattan.
If you still haven’t tried Uber yet, you can still get a credit towards your first ride here or your credit can be applied to your UberEats order instead.
See related Uber posts:
- UberX More Expensive than UberBlack?!
- Uber’s New LaGuardia Pickup Experience for UberX Rides
- Uber Copter Offering NYC Airport Helicopter Service
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below, if you’ve also skipped out on an Uber to save money by taking a taxi.