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  • phigham 1 post

    It’s now but two weeks until we head to NYC for the first time in six years. Does anyone have a recommendation for the best taxi app to use for the Manhattan / Brooklyn boroughs? I seem to recall using Lyft rather than Uber when we last visited, but when I did an internet search recently there seemed to be several new players, and any attempt to get a decent compare and contrast review got mired in review aggregation sites.

    Thanks in advance for any tips (including “just use yellow cabs” if that’s practical experience).


    Richard Peters 171 posts

    we used Uber last month around town: fixed fees and traffic a nightmare so no meter worries

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,049 posts

    The yellow cabs are now in on the app game so they’ll be the new players you’ll have heard of. I generally flit between Uber and Lyft with Lyft generally cheaper and the added bonus of some paltry Hilton points with every journey. Last week I did only use them for airport runs and late night downtown to midtown trips. Otherwise I used the subway – which is grim indeed but cheap and quick.

    executiveclubber 226 posts

    Lyft always seems cheapest, if your travelling partner could use your referral code you’ll save on the first ride. Get Citymapper to plan journeys.

    Subway is always cheapest and usually fastest but it’s not like the London tube – very grim indeed.

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