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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


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I arriving to JFK airport on Jetblue air on Saturday the ^th at 10am. How much would it cost me to get a taxi from there to New Jersey, the city of scotch plains?

I will arrive on Saturday the 6th at 10am from florida on jetblue. I need a taxi from the airport to scotch plains , NJ. How much would that cost me? thanks,

Around $100+tolls+tip

Hi, I'll land in JFK at 10.35 p.m. on Saturday 6th. Will the Welcome Center be open and any minivan or other sort of 5 passenger cabs available at that time? Thank you

It will be open and minivans should be available for passengers.

thank you!

Hi How much would it cost to get to Queens from JFK by taxi?
I would be having 2 luggages(big)


Where in Queens? You'll be on the meter so it will depend on distance, could range from $25 to $40.

We (4 passengers with luggage) will arrive at jfk on Friday, 7th Oct. How many cabs do we need? We are 4 persons with approx. 3 suitcases & 3 small backpacks.

NYC Yellow taxi will take a maximum of 4 persons, so you'll only need one taxi.

Next week, I will be travelling to NYC and I have to go to Plainsboro,NJ from the JFK Airport. Can anybody pl. tell me the approximate Taxi fare from JFK to Plainsboro ,NJ ??

It should be about 10dollars + tips and tolls.

Whoa there B2G, (with a comma), taxi is much than that, figure at least $100 or more since Plainsboro is just north of Princeton Junction. You could take NJ Transit train from Penn Station to Princeton Junction; take taxi or public transportation from JFK to Penn Station. Total cost around $25.

I need to go from JFK to newark penn station. I would like to know altogether how much it would apx cost by taxi?


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