tRAVELING TO NEW YORK CITY? Here is some useful informatioN...
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Getting from JFK to Manhattan (and back)
Taxis are probably the easiest way to get from JFK to Manhattan. The price is $52 (flat fare plus tolls) to any Manhattan location. Yellow Cabs are available outside of every terminal and there is typically a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi. There is no additional charge for luggage and rates are based per car, not per passenger (up to four passengers). To return to JFK from Manhattan, ask for flat fare.
Getting from EWR to Manhattan (and back)
Taxis from Newark Airport: Metered fare (plus tolls) to any Manhattan location, approximately $50-75. Taxis are available outside of every terminal and there is typically a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi. There is an additional charge for luggage over 24 inches (61 cm) if the driver handles the bags, and rates are based per car, not per passenger (up to four passengers).
To Newark Airport: Metered fare (approximately $69-75) plus return tolls and a $15 surcharge for a NYC Taxi to Newark Airport.
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows Norwegian citizens to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less. Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.
The easiest and quickest way to travel around NYC is by public subway train. Riding the subway is also a fantastic way to feel like a local during your stay in New York. Purchasing a MetroCard is your first step to getting around on subways and buses. You can buy a MetroCard at subway stations, from either automated machines or booth attendants.
The City's fleet of yellow taxicabs is regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Grabbing a cab can be ideal when tired feet, heavy luggage or shopping bags weigh you down. Sometimes in NYC, a subway is a better idea than a cab. It’s always harder to get a cab when it’s raining as well as during shift change (around 5pm) and rush hour. At times like these, it’s often quicker to take the subway,
Hail taxis whose numbers are illuminated on top - they're on duty.
Board and exit the cab curbside.
Tip 15 - 20% at the end of a trip.
Dial 311 in NYC to inquire about lost items or other concerns; visit the Taxi and Limousine Commission website for more info.
You can’t call a yellow cab company in New York. What you can do is request a ride using the Uber app and get picked up within minutes. Compare rates for different vehicles and get fare quotes in the app. Pay with PayPal, or add a credit card to your secure account so you never need cash on hand.