I thought $25 seemed high. Based upon this site for Newark Airport, the taxi should be about $15-16 (i'm not sure of the exact zone the hotel lies in, but $16 is the most expensive of within the Newark city limits: Taxi INFO from Newark Airport Also look at: Official Taxi Cab RATES from Newark Airport The taxi from the hotel to the train station should only be a few dollars (<$5) since it's only a mile or so. If the hotels owns a shuttle van, maybe they'll drop you there for free or a $5 tip for the driver. Once at the train station, you want the PATH train to 33rd Street. You'll know the destination of the train by looking above the doors, there will be a "33" above the doors that is lit up (just ask somebody if you're unsure). At the hour you'll be going, this is a direct trip and no transfer is involved. You can see a map of the system here: Map of PATH Train system. The fare is $1.50/pp, and they take $1 dollar bills (just have a few in case the machine doesn't like your first bill because it's too wrinkled). Don't worry about a schedule, as the train runs about every 10 minutes or so. This route is used heavily by commuters, and since you'll be traveling with luggage, i would recommend making this trip sometime after 9:30am (preferably after 10am) so that the train won't be crowded, you'll get a seat, and it'll just be a more pleasant experience since you'll have luggage and a child with you (and you're on vacation). Once in NYC, you should be able to hail a cab no problem. TIP: NYC taxi's have a sign on top of their roof with their medallion number in the middle and the words "OFF DUTY" on the side of this number. If the license number is lit up, then the cab is available, if there is no light on, then the cab already has a fare, or if the OFF DUTY light is on then then the driver is not accepting fares. Pretty basic stuff, but something you probably don't know coming in from over seas. Just stand on a corner with your hand in the air when you see a taxi with its medallion number lit coming your way and they'll pull over. Any questions on any of the above, feel free to ask. PS- Newark is not that great of an area, so if you need to leave the hotel at nite, take a taxi or ask the hotel if they'll drive you a few blocks if you tip the driver. I know you're getting in late, but there are some very good Portuguese and Spanish restaurants in the area if you will be eating dinner locally (i'll recommend a few if you'd like).