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Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

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Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

Hello,

we are 3 adults (family) and wanting to take Uber/lyft from Newark to Allentown. This is our first visit to US.

we have 3 checkin suitcases (~20kg each) and 2 cabin briefcases. Will a normal car accommodate these luggage with us or should we order XL car. We are 3 pax only so may be place of one passenger in car is also available for luggage(?)

Other option would be taking a bus but we will have to wait longer for first available bus.

Thank you in advance

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1. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

You might have to take sperate Ubers or Lyfts with 3 people and luggage combined.

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2. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

Do you realize that this is an 85-mile (140 km) drive? You'd be better off renting a car; it would be cheaper, I'm sure. And then you can get around the Allentown area more easily. I don't think it's that likely you will find a driver willing to drive for over 1.5 hours in each direction (it's New York; you often can't go the speed limit) of less than a couple of hundred dollars (if that little). They won't have a passenger going back so they will possibly charge you for that, too.

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3. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

I’ve actually heard Uber drivers (from my area, anyways) love these kind of fares. Gives them a solid two hours or so “on the clock” and then from there they can try to find fares back towards home even slightly in the right direction until they can’t.

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4. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

There is also a small town called Allentown in New Jersey but your mention of a bus makes me think you mean Pennsylvania as others have assumed. Either way, none of this is NYC so posting here was the wrong forum anyway.

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5. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

THank you all for your responses. Yes, I meant Allentown in PA. Uber /lyft is quoting $130. but as suggested in the posts, luggage may be an issue. let me check the PA forum, where may be more details are available.

thanks

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6. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

Just rent a car , it will be cheaper and faster , You will need the car in Allentown anyway

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7. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

If you are flying on United and haven’t booked yet, they have a bus service “flight” between EWR and ABE.

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8. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

It might be easier to fly into the Lehigh Valley Airport.

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9. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

Be aware that any price quoted is plus tolls (don't know exactly but more than $25 and also the usual 20% tip.

And have you told them the size of the checked bags - are these regular 25" cases or 32" body bags (3 of which likely would not fit in a regular car).

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10. Re: Uber /Lyft from Newark to Allentown with 3 pax and luggage

Uber includes tip but I think Lyft does not?

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