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



This evening july 18,2011 i took a cab from the airport registation number 8D40. Up on reaching my destination the meter said total $18.50 i gave the driver $20.00 he then said get out there is the hotel. I ask the drive for my change he said what change get out. I then called 911 after the cab driver got loud n push me to get out of his car.i would like to know if this is how customers get treated when they take these yellow cab from JFK Airport. Next i 8ill not take any of these yellow taxi cabs.

He was angry about not getting a big tip, however, his attitude was rude and out of place.
von Hagen

whats the taxi fare from JFK t4 to west 1st street brooklyn

On the meter, around $45.


How much does it cost by taxi to go from JFK airport to Southampton,NY? There is a alternative way? There are just 2 trains (LIRR) from Jamaica at 6:17 pm and 8:53 pm on Wed and I arrive with an intercontinental flight at 1 pm...Thank you for your help!

You're looking at $175 or more by taxi. Take the train, it's much cheaper even thought you may have to wait for the next train.

I would like get a taxi from FK airport to Washinton DC (Bethesda). How much does it cost?

Forget it, no NYC taxis will take you from JFK to DC, plus you can fly to DC cheaper than what a taxi would charge you! Delta and American Eagle have flights from JFK to Washington-Reagan National and United has flights to Washington-Dulles. You can also take the Amtrak train from Penn Station (starts @ $60) or Megabus or Boltbus ($25) from near Penn Station to DC. You can reach Penn Station from JFK by taxi ($55), NYAirports bus ($15) or AirTrain/LIRR ($13).

What is the Taxi Van rate for a family: 2 parents, 4 kids, with luggage from JFK to Brooklyn Heights on a Tuesday @ 2PM ?

Inquire at Ground Transportation for van service and rates. Taxi will only take a maximum of 4 persons. Taxi from JFK to The Heights would normally be around $50.

How much for a taxi from jfk-jetblue to commack L.Island? 2people

About $100.

What is the best way to get to Giant Stadium from JFK. I arrive with the family on July 17 around 2:00 pm and want to get to the Meadowlands complex. Thanks

Hi, I would like to know how much would it cost to go from JFK to Armonk NY, and if there is another way to go there. Thanks


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