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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 was charged by the meter for 112$ paid by card, taxi man told me transaction terminal was broken and that it didn’t take the money. So I paid him by cash, only to log into my bank to see it he card machine did accept my money and I got double charged. I emailed the company and even left reviews and no one has got back to me. I will file a claim with my bank, this is daylight robbery.

Ladies and Gentlemen, if you are traveling with small children and worried about child car seats, Kidmoto drivers provide pre-installed car seats for your children. We make it easy for parents you do not have to bring your own car seats.

Hi,I’m a visitor come from China at 30/04/2019.the flight was landed at 00:50,so I have to get a Uber,after I came out from the Exit of Terminal4.When I using my Uber on my iPhone,a airport stuff come and ask me if I need a Uber,I said yes,then HE took me to a further place out of the Exit and tell me wait No.19,he said that’s “airport Uber”.Coz I’m the first time came to USA,I believe him. 1min later,a black SUV came and driver said 19 and let me get on his vehicle,I asked how much of it,he said “by Meter”.

So I get on his SUV, after a while,another guy get on the car too .when I arrived hotel,just in the Super 8 Jamaica ,which very close to the airport,maybe 5-6km,and the driver charged me $197,I asked why so expensive,he responded that’s supposed to be this price and get mad on me,I have to give him $200,but He soon changed them to$2!!And said I gave them wrong number,I didn’t realize he just already got my $200,so I gave him $200 again,after that I realized I actually have no $1 dollars in my wallet!That is totally insane! I hope airport should control this situation,It’s really a bad first experience to those people come to USA!

Thanks a lot!

I left my purse in the taxi was cab 4F50 from jfk it’s brown with bells on if found please call me on 0798*

Me too . I was charged 200 usd from Jfk to long Island City.
Even wosr as the driver cheated me that i gave him 2 dollar notes not 200. Terrible experience

the driver tricked me. for a trip to long island, he took $ 300. I don’t know how taxi system works, but it’s robbery.

how much will a taxi cost me from JFK T4 to LGA tomorrow morning at around 8 am

The under ground is best and cheapest. Maps are colour coded and platforms numbered so it's easy to find you way around even if your English is not so good. Just get a underground map from the station. Buy a weekly ticket. I found taxis are expensive and always try to tourists off.

Never in all my life have I met such a disrespectful abusive driver. He is lucky I was on holiday otherwise I would have bust his head open. Mist disgusting service ever. Would not recommend them at all. Diver name unknown as it was some Mexican or Hispanic driver and couldn't translate his name etc.

If he was in the us then he was American, if you don't know nationality then refrain from commenting or else you might get your head crack opened. You have only insulted yourself for not being able to make a formal complaint in an appropriate way to the taxi company

I lost my passport in one of the taxis ( 17.09.2016 at 17.00) . It was red, German Passport.
If found, please contact me at:
0049 152 112 400 46 or
[email protected]


Left a Nikon camera in a black bag in the cab NYC TAXI 4B54 this evening (05/22) at about 5 pm. If found, please contact me at 2174186276


I left my Galaxy S6 Active phone in a cab. Medallion # 6A97. Please help. I do not see a number to call


How much will it Cost a taxi from JFK to 6columbus hotel at 308w 58St . Should i asked for flat fare?


Jennifer C, employee 843 should be put on notification - The Most Rude service provider I have ever encountered at JFK.


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