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



Do you have a street address in 11238? There are multiple subway lines that serve this Brooklyn zip code. Taxi will be most direct but cost is anywhere from $40 on up as you're on the meter. You can take AirTrain from terminal to Jamaica Station and then LIRR from there to Atlantic Terminal where you can get just about every major subway line.

I've got to get from JFK to Westport CT late afternoon next Thursday with 2 suitcases etc. I've been recommended to try to find a taxi company and book in advance, but is that the best option, and where can I find a reliable one? Is it a journey too far for a yellow cab, or could I agree a fixed rate with them? I've been told it will cost around $140 plus tip.

Many thanks

There is a great service to CT called reddot ( or 1800-673-3368, they have mini vans and limos and will drive you to westport for under $70. you may have to share the ride but you can reserve online.

Hello. Could anyone tell me how much I must pay for Taxi from JFK to Jersey City?

I am trying to leave in a taxi after 11:30 p.m and hope they will take me to New Haven. Is that a problem? My flight arrives at 11:30

what will be the fare from JFK Airport to Staten Island?

What is the best way to commute from Liberty State Park to JFK airport. Taxi / public transport / combination ? How much time would it take for each option and also the respective cost towards the services.

Request you to kindly guide us with this.

Thanks in advance

Taxi would certainly be easiest and most direct, expect to around $85 and travel time about 1.5 hours. Public transportation is a possibility: take the shuttle bus from the park to the Liberty State Park light rail station, take light rail to Hoboken PATH station, take PATH train to 33rd St, walk one block to Penn Station, take LIRR to Jamaica, transfer to AirTrain to terminals. Approx. cost for all rail links is $17 and allow at least 2-2.5 hours travel time.

We are a party of 5 arriving on 18th July. Which is the cheapest way to travel to Manhattan ? Air train, bus, taxi and how long will it take ?

Taxi will only take a maximum of 4 persons. Inquire at Ground Transportation about cost of a shuttle bus that can take all five of you. Travel time about one hour.

i am flying from hongkong to JFK terminal 7 with two luggages and one hand carried bag.i am getting worried coz i need to go terminal 8 for the connecting flight going to ronald reagan airport my question is it to much hassle carrying those luggages from terminal 7 to terminal 8 please tell me which one is the best thing i could do taking air trans or a taxi. thank you

You can rent a luggage cart at T7 and use that to transport your items on AirTrain track 1, one stop to T8.

Taking a cab from JFK to UN Plaza around 11:00 AM on a Thursday. How long would you estimate it will take to get there.

45 minutes

I'm arriving at JFK with two young children at 12:15pm. I need to get to Bloomfield NJ. Should I take a taxi or do a car service? Which is cheaper? Also, if a car service is recommended, which one should I trust? Thanks!


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