NYC Car Services with Car Seats for Babies and Kids

Whether you need help getting around the city or being whisked to the airport, these car services with car seats are a godsend for NYC parents.
Whether you need help getting around the city or being whisked to the airport, these car services with car seats are a godsend for NYC parents.
2/19/24 - By Jody Mercier

It can be hard to find NYC car services with car seats. Whether you're headed to the pediatrician, the airport, or just visiting New York City, the question of where to find car services with car seats in NYC is one we often hear from tourists and locals alike.

If you have a car seat of your own, taxi drivers are required to let you install it. I've had anxious drivers balk, but I've always made them wait. Pro tip: Keep your door open until everyone's buckled in to force the issue!

For those days when you don't feel like lugging your car seat to and from JFK or up and down the pediatrician's steps, call one of these local NYC car services with car seats. We've rounded up some of our staff favorites for service in all five boroughs. Just remember to specifically request an infant or a toddler seat depending on your child's needs. If you're looking for more parent-tested NYC tips, we've rounded up 25 good-to-know tips for NYC parents.


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Car Services with Car Seats in NYC


Heading to the airport with kids? There's an app for that! Kidmoto is a car service specializing in providing safe and convenient child-friendly airport transportation in New York City and 50 other locales nationwide—which means you can probably have Kidmoto pick you up with a car seat at the other end as well. Local airports served include Newark, JFK, and LaGuardia. The minimum starting price varies depending on pickup location and airport and whether you select a sedan, mini-van, or SUV. Additional car seats are available for an added price. The Kidmoto app is available to download from the App Store or Google Play, and, when you book, you can choose from a range of vehicle options and request up to four car seats. Rear-facing, front-facing, and booster seats are all available.

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Kid Car

Given the name, it's no surprise this car service is perhaps the most kid-friendly of them all. Started in 2006, Kid Car was designed with family travel in mind, offering riders up to three expertly installed car seats or boosters for children from 5 to 120 pounds. The service offers local rides and airport transportation across multiple cities, specialized newborn rides home from the hospital, and a Kid CarPool option for regularly hauling children to and from school or extracurriculars. All drivers are fully vetted and background-checked, and a wide variety of vehicles are available to suit your needs. Kid Car requires 2-3 hours' notice or can be easily booked in advance. Make reservations and get quotes in the Kid Car app, available for both Apple and Android devices.

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NYC Car Services with Car Seats for Babies and Kids
One benefit to hiring a car service with car seats is not struggling to install your own when the car pulls up to the curb.

Legends Limousine Worldwide

With $10 car seats available upon request, Legends Limousine is a reliable and convenient choice for families. Not only are its chauffeurs well-versed in infant, toddler, and booster seat installation—they're also background-checked and professionally trained, with at least 10 years of experience each. Spacious SUVs and minivans are readily available to accommodate your whole crew—plus strollers, gear, or anything else you've got in tow—and a meet-and-greet service can be easily added to airport pickups for an extra hand with luggage. Cars can be booked 24/7 or scheduled in advance by making a reservation online, over the phone (1-888-LEGENDS), or through the Legends Limousine iOS app or Android app.

Eastern Car Service

Eastern Car Service offers infant, toddler, and booster seats for children up to 80 pounds. Some cars can accommodate multiple car seats on a single trip. Car seats come with a $10 surcharge per seat. Rates for various options are listed on its website; airport rates depend upon the pickup address and size of car required.

Empire Limousine

Empire Limousine allows parents to book online and request rear-facing infant seats, forward-facing toddler seats, and backless booster seats to accommodate riders of all ages. If you're unsure what seat your child requires, mention your child's height and weight at booking, and Empire installs the appropriate seat. There's a $15 surcharge per car seat.

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Jupiter Car Service

Jupiter Car Service caters to all members of the family, offering infant, toddler, and booster seats as add-ons to every booking. Quotes are listed on its website from Bay Ridge, Park Slope, and Manhattan. Mention that you saw the rates on the website to nab discounted prices. For trips in other parts of Brooklyn or the five boroughs, call to get a quote.

Arecibo Car Service

This go-to car service for Brooklyn families also offers pickups throughout Manhattan. Arecibo picks up your brood with pre-installed car seats fit for infants, toddlers, and big kids who still need boosters. Visit its website for sample rates, not including tolls. A minivan or SUV reservation adds $20 to the charge. There is a $10 surcharge per car seat and reservations are best made a day in advance to ensure car seats are available, especially if you require multiples.


Lyft offers forward-facing car seats for riders throughout the city and can accommodate children over 2 years old who are between 22 and 48 pounds and 31 and 52 inches. The surcharge for a car seat ride is $10. If you don't already utilize Lyft, you can download the easy-to-use app for iPhone or Android, then select "car seat" when requesting a pickup.


This well-known car service with an easy-to-use app offers Nuna RAVA convertible car seats upon request. To book a car seat, open the Uber app, select the UberX option at the bottom of the screen, and select "car seat." Car seats accommodate children weighing between 5 and 65 pounds. A $10 surcharge is added to your fare.

A previous version of this post was published in December 2010, but it has since been updated.