We're staying at a downtown hotel and our flight departs Indy around 4pm on Sunday. Will we be able to get an Uber/Lyft/taxi easily on Sunday afternoon without risk of a long wait causing us to miss our flight, or are we better off booking some type of shuttle service? Any tips/suggestions are much appreciated.
I haven't attended Gen Con since the start of COVID, but back, then I always found the airport shuttle service to be very reliable about picking me up at my scheduled time on Sunday. It was cheaper that Uber, Lyft, or a taxi, too.
Do you happen to remember the name of the shuttle company you used? Sadly, It looks like the Go Express Airport Shuttle no longer runs.
Sadly, I think it was the Go Express Airport Shuttle. So I guess my previous comment was irrelevant. Sorry about that.
I just did a little looking around online. It appears there's an airport shuttle service called SuperShuttle that, if you use the minivan option, will get you from the airport to downtown and back again for around 40 bucks, total. I didn't check, but I imagine this compares favorably to what you'd pay using Uber, Lyft, or a taxi.
Thanks for the tip!
I think I should add that possibly SuperShuttle's price goes up for Gen Con weekend? Anyway, when I went back to the site to actually book, the price ended up being around $65 (round trip.) Still, I suspect, not more than you'd pay for a taxi, Uber, or Lyft.
Just make sure to give yourself enough time. In the years I went (2019 & before), the security lines were not that bad, but still allow 30 mins at least. My suggestion would be to leave the Con no later than 1:30pm for a 4pm flight.
On the topic of security lines, I will add that TSA Pre is a life-saver. $85 for 5 years of getting to go through shorter, less invasive security lines is very valuable!
I got the TSA Pre just before COVID hit. You bring proof of identity, they finger-print you, and do a background check. The entire process took me 15 minutes at most.
A quick google suggests within 10 days, though may be up to 90 days. Eeek!