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taxi tip from penn station to Metro pavillion

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taxi tip from penn station to Metro pavillion

Is a tip included in the cab fare if not what would be a usual tip from Penn station to Metro pavillion.

Also I had inquired about where to catch a cab and a poster mentioned getting out at 7th Avenue for a cab heading downtown already, are there signs directing to certain areas so we know where to get out. thanks

Edited: 2:23 pm, March 04, 2013
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1. Re: taxi tip from penn station to Metro pavillion

Tip is not included. For all taxi trips, you tip the driver 15-20% of the fare. It will be a metered fare, so the cost of your planned trip will vary.

Yes, there will be signs in Penn Station directing you to the different exits. In fact, here's a Flickr photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13200817@N06/4379183077/

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2. Re: taxi tip from penn station to Metro pavillion

After looking up where the Manhattan Pavilion is, it's about 1 mile from Penn Station 7th Avenue exit at 32nd Street, since your destination is 18th St near 7th Avenue and it's 20 numbered streets to a mile.

You could take the #1 train to 18th Street Station (a 6 minute ride and a maybe 5-minute wait), and pay a mere $2.50.

And every yellow licensed taxi in New York is the same: the meter charges an initial amount, then a certain amount per mile and a certain amount per waiting minute. just like nearly every taxicab in the US, and for that matter, most of the world.

And the tip in the US for a cab should be closer to 20%, not closer to 15%, and most people just round up the tip so the total payment is in dollars, not dollars and cents.

If you don't have luggage and it's a nice day, you could walk to the Metropolitan Pavilion in 20 minutes.

Edited: 3:15 pm, March 04, 2013
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3. Re: taxi tip from penn station to Metro pavillion

Taxi's are kind of pricy and they all vary.

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4. Re: taxi tip from penn station to Metro pavillion

No, they all charge the same for the same journey

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