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

Stockholm, Sweden
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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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15 replies to this topic
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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.

Olney, Maryland
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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.

Buffalo, New York
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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.

Silver Spring...
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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.

Edited: 08 June 2018, 02:10
Stockholm, Sweden
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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

New York City
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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

Hoboken, New Jersey
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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.

New York
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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.

New York City, New...
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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).

Pennsylvania
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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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