On Airport Transportation: NYC Car Service Options

Living in NYC, I have a lot of options for how I get to and from the airport when I am traveling. I have as many options for that, as I have airlines to fly.

I’ve been through every single public transportation option that there is and I also have been through more taxis than I care to count. I’ve done the public bus. I have tried all the van and shuttle services.

None of them are fun or fast though you can say they’re more efficient than car service in terms of the environment and conservation.

Still, sometimes things happen and you need to take car service. Or you might just want to, and feel overwhelmed by all the options, since there are so many in NYC.

When I want to take a car, here are my two favorites:

Blacklane Limousines – Like Uber, these guys are up on their technology. They have an incredibly easy to use site that works on computers, tablets and smartphones eaqually well and with substantial ease. They also have their own dedicated app and are active on social media. The cars are clean and modern, the drivers well informed and professional. It’s a great service experience. Visit their site here.

Luxor Limo – Like Blacklane, Luxor has a terrific site that’s easy to use and works well across platforms. They don’t have an app but they are on all social media. What sets Luxor apart for me, is harder to put my finger on. The cars are so spotless they seem as if they just rolled out of a showroom, the driver never asked me a single question about directions or routes, he knew exactly how to get to my home. (Which is often hard for drivers to find because Astoria is part of an unusual Queens address and numbered street system that throws drivers off.) I was met in the terminal for my ride home and I didn’t have to look around to find my driver, as I often do when using car service. All I had to do was sit back and enjoy the ride. Which I did. Visit their site here


Both my initial rides with these companies were complimentary for the purposes of a review. I was not paid to write about them. I have since booked their services on my own for other trips.