Discounted Airport Car Service for San Francisco and New York City

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Here are two discounted car service deals to get you to/from the airport:

San Francisco: Through the online deal site Bloomspot, you can purchase a discounted voucher from “Pick Me Up Limo SF.” If you are not already a member of this site, you can sign up here (note this is my referral link). This site has four discounted offers, listed below.

  • $29 for 1-way town car transportation to SFO from San Francisco ($60 value)
  • $45 for 1-way town car transportation to SFO from Peninsula ($91 value)
  • $58 for round-trip town car transportation between SFO and San Francisco ($120 value)
  • $85 for round-trip town car transportation between SFO and Peninsula ($182 value)
The few times I’ve been to San Francisco, I personally have taken the BART public transportation which has worked out great, but if you have multiple members in your party, this can turn out to be a good (and easy) deal. The voucher expires April 3, 2013 and does not include the $3.65 airport fee (which you will be charged when you book), taxes, or gratuity (where an automatic 20% will be added to the full value of the trip). Additional fees will apply for tolls, extra stops and trips in the middle of the night from 12am-6am. This voucher excludes the following holiday periods: November 1-25, December 23-January 2, 2013.  You can read more about the terms of the deal and purchase it here.
New York City: Through Groupon, you can purchase a discounted voucher from “Encore Car & Limo Service.” There are three discounted offers, listed below:
  • $29 for a one-way ride to or from LaGuardia Airport for up to four people (up to a $50 value)
    • Depending on where you are going in NYC, this could potentially be less than a taxi. My metered taxi ride probably runs about $25 to/from the airport, but I am fairly close. To avoid a toll, have the driver take the 59th Street bridge (if in NYC and not significantly out of the way). This is for both taxis and car service.
    • Other car service companies will run you more than $30 (or $40), depending on the location and time of day
  • $39 for a one-way ride to or from JFK airport for up to four people (up to an $80 value)  SOLD OUT
    • For trips between (to and from) Manhattan and JFK International Airport,  the flat fare is $52.00 plus tolls and a .$50 tax surcharge. To other areas outside of Manhattan, it is a metered rate. To avoid a toll, have the driver take the 59th Street bridge (if in NYC and not significantly out of the way). This is for both taxis and car service.
    • Other car service companies are significantly more expensive.
  • $39 for a one-way ride to or from Newark airport for up to four people (up to an $80 value)  SOLD OUT
    • For a taxi to Newark from the city, you will pay a metered fare which is incredibly expensive. Going to Newark Airport will run you about $60-$70, plus the return toll (of $12) and a $15 surcharge.
    • For a taxi from Newark to the city, you will pay about $60-$70 depending on where you are going in the city. You will have to pay the $12 toll charge for all three bridges/tunnels.
    • Other car services are more expensive as well.
When I go to LaGuardia, I admit, I take a taxi because it is about 10-15 minutes from where I live, but for Newark and JFK, I always try to take public transportation (as long as it is not an early morning flight departing or late evening flight arriving). Taxis in NYC just recently increased and going to the airport it outrageous. It seems as through car services have increased as well, thus making this a great deal. This is for service to/from the three airports and Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, no other destinations included. Tolls and gratuity are not included. The voucher expires 180 days from purchased (so end of March, 2013). You can read more about the terms of this deal and purchase it here.
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Comments

  1. I need round trip transportation from SFO airport to OAK airport. Which coupon should i buy?
    I am not familiar with the Peninsula.

    Thanks

    • @Johnny – I am not either, however, google searched states that the peninsula area is: “Its southern base is in Santa Clara County, including the cities of Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Mountain View. Most of the Peninsula is occupied by San Mateo County, between San Francisco and Santa Clara counties, and including the cities and towns of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, El Granada, Foster City, Hillsborough, La Honda, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Montara, Pacifica, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Gregorio, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside.”

      Do not believe one of the options include SFO to OAK. You can, however, take the BART, it just might be a long ride.

  2. Just a note that adding the mandatory 20% gratuity and airport fees of 3.65 each way in SFO would result in a round trip total of $89.30! This would be a whopping 54% increase in the offered price!
    Just something to note so there is no sticker shock. I also hate the idea of someone telling me how much tip to give without “earning” it. Happy to tip but not gonna be overly generous if the service was subpar.

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