Taxis are available at every terminal and there is a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi.

- use only taxis from the taxi dispatch booth (refuse offers for transportation from others)

- tipping is customary for good service (15 - 20%)

JFK Airport Taxi Fare

$2.50 upon entry
$0.40 for each additional unit

Unit fare:

- 1/5 of a mile, when the taxi is traveling at more than 6 miles/hour

- 60 seconds when not in motion or traveling at less than 12 miles/hour.

The taximeter willl combine fractional measures of distance and time in accruing a unit of fare. Any combination of distance or time shall be computed by the taximeter.

The fare shall include pre-assessment of the unit currently being accrued; the amount due may therefore include a full unit charge for a final, fractional unit.

Night surcharge of $.50: 8:00 PM - 6:00 AM

Peak hour Weekday Surcharge of $1.00: MON - FRI 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Tolls enroute to destinations within New York City are the responsibility of the passenger. On all trips within the New York City, any bridge and tunnel tolls to the destination shall be paid by the passenger, who shall be informed before the start of the trip.

On all trips within the City of New York, return tolls shall not be charged except for trips over the Cross Bay Veterans, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial, and Verrazano Narrows Bridges.

On trips beyond the City of New York, all necessary tolls to and from the destination shall be paid by the passenger.

Flat Fare from JFK Airport:

The Taxi & Limousine Commission is conducting a Flat Fare program for trips between (to and from) the Manhattan and JFK International Airport.

The flat fare is $45.00 plus any tolls. The meter will not be turned on and the night surcharge will not be added.

If passengers request multiple stops, the flat rate of $45.00 will be collected at the first stop in either Manhattan or John F. Kennedy Airport, and the meter will be turned on for the remainder of the trip. The metered fare should be collected at the last stop, from the last passenger.

Sample Fares from JFK International Airport to Destinations Other Than Manhattan

(These are estimated fares. Actual fares vary depending on traffic, weather and other unforeseen conditions. Tolls are in addition to metered fares and are not shown.)

Between Terminals -> $4 - $12

JFK Airport to the Bronx

Co-op City -> $39 - $44
The Hub (149th & 3rd) -> $38 - $42
Riverdale ->$48-$53

JFK Airport to Brooklyn

Downtown -> $33-$38
Coney Island -> $35-$38

JFK Airport to Queens

Shea Stadium -> $22-$25
Main Street (Kew Gardens) -> $20-$24

JFK Airport to Staten Island

New Dorp Lane -> $52-$55
Victory Boulevard -> $51-$55

JFK Airport to LaGuardia Airport -> $24-$28
JFK Airport to Newark Airport -> $69-$75 + $15 surcharge



I'm wondering how much it would be for a taxi to/from ossining, ny (in white planes) and jfk international airport. Thanks!

I'll get US (Airport JFK) around the 20 of august with my family after 8:00 p.m. and it's the first time for me.
What do you recommend, in terms of safety and comfortable, to take (taxi, limo etc..) if I need to get Morristown in NJ? If it's possible, can you give me some practical indications?

Thank you

I am flying in from Buffalo,NY and i need a cab from JFK to springvalley,Ny which is right next to nanuet,ny. how much will this fare cost me? Thanks please reply via e-mail ASAP.

I am arriving to JFK with my family next Wednesday at 9:30 PM. I understand that yellow taxis carry 4 persons only. What to do if we are a family of FIVE and want to travel in the same cab to Manhattan?

We're a group of four traveling from St. James, Long Island to JFK on Saturday July 12 for a 8 am flight. How much would the total cost be?

im goin from jfk to 1050 King Georges Post Road
Fords, NJ 08863 US, how much dos its cost me i will like to know the charge of the taxi, thanks and best regards

how much does it cost from JFK airport to 230 E 51st St. NYC, NY ?

It will cost above 50$ + tips.

(the pod hotel? I'm also going there tomorrow =) )

Hi how much would it cost to get from JFK to Days Inn (144-26 153rd Court)? It will be mid evening, mid week, 1 passengar with luggage. Does it cost extra if the driver handles your luggage into the back rather than the passenger? And based on your estimate how much should I tip on top of that? Thanks.

I'm flying into JFK at 7:09 on July 7th. I need to go to Hicksville, NY. Approxiatemently how much will this be? Please e-mail back.

Never been to NY before help please. Four adults from JFK airport to Skyline Hotel Theatre District? landing on a Wednesday lunchtime Whats the best/cheapest/easiest way to get there please. Thanks very much

The airport official should be strict on only allowing yellow taxi, I paid $125 just to get to Queens Sheraton hotel, he even showed me a booklet on the fixed rate, I doubt it costs that much. Lesson well learned... use yellow taxi, never use outside vehicles... pissed off!!!

Im landing at JFK at 5:49 pm, need to get to Newark NJ by 9:25 pm and im wanting to take a cab from JFK to penn station then train to Newark. havent done this before, was suggested by someone but would like to know from someone more informed wether this is a good idea or not?

Use SkiTrain to Jamaica then Penn station express total $17. $12 for express and $5 for skitrain. good luck.

Helicopter around $150, probably not much more than cab


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