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



Cabs don't have kid seats. You maybe can get away with it, but safer to bring your own.

I'm travelling from Shannon to San Francisco next week (2/2/8) and due to a flight cancellation it looks as though there's an 8 hour layover in JFK. I was wondering have I time to get into and back out of Manhattan and what would be the best way to go about it? Subway or train or bus or should I just stay in the airport and be bored? Any help much appreciated - I don't know New York at all.


Could you please let me know how much it would cost to get a taxi from Wilks Barre, PA to JFK airport?

Coudl you also recommend a taxi firm?

Many thanks

How much would it cost to take a taxi from JFK to Oldwick, New Jersey?

from JFK to Manhattan can a standart yellow cab take 4 passangers plus luggage and what would the price be? july 3rd

I'm flying into JFK going to Freeport. What is an average estimate on how much a taxi would cost?

Please can you tell me the price one way from jfk to beacon hotel in manhatten,as we are flying out on 31st january.


how will a yellow cab taxi cost from jfk airport to the metro hotel near the empire state building please

Just wondering how much a cab would cost from jfk to staten island - st george area including tolls
thanks a lot

I am traveling to NYC in January. My friends and I are flying into JFK and will need transportation to our hotel (The New York Helmsley) and back to the airport at the end of our stay. How much will it cost for the four of us to take a cab?

What is the approx travel time between JFK and Penn Station. Is the flat fare of 45.00 per person or per ride. What is the cost of tolls for this fare from JFK to Penn Station. Thanks

If you were to take a cab from JFK to Penn Station, depending on traffic, it would approximately take an hour to an hour and a half. The $45 is per ride.

if i take a cab from penn station to jfk is there a charge for tolls

How much is the taxi fare from JFK to Palam Bay (Bronx)?

what is the cheapest way to get to thirty thirty hotel 30th street NY10016, how much on average?


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