First, if you don't have bags, how long after landing to allow to deplane and walk to curb? 15 minutes? For instance if my plane is scheduled to arrive at 6PM, should I ask a car service to pick me up at 6:15? I'm arrive around 6PM and leave around noon the following Saturday and I'm going to be staying in a hotel about a 1/2 mile from Gran Central Station so I see options of: Take NYC Airporter $23 round trip to Gran Central Station and walk the rest of the way to the hotel. Potential problems of not being able to get on due to overcrowding (already full when it gets to my pickup point) and delays: johnnyjet web site "why-i-wont-take-nyc-airporter-again/" Hire a car service door to door for $34 plus 7.50 toll = $41.50 (round up to $45 or $50 w/tip?) so that is $90-$100 round trip). Take taxi each way (taxi fare plus toll plus tip) maybe $30-$40 ($70 both ways) with tolls and tips, but may have to wait around in taxi line for who knows how long? What is the best option for weekend evenings and mornings? $23 round trip for NYC Airporter seems like a good deal, but it won't be if I have similar issues to what was described in the link I posted above. I would not mind waiting up to 30 minutes worst case scenario if I happened to just miss their most recent departing van when stepping out to the curb from the terminal and if they truly have available vehicles every 30 minutes, but much longer than that I would rather pay more to be on something more reliable. Is there a Supershuttle or something else that is cheaper than car service and taxi, but more reliable than NYC Airporter?