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



Noticed that all of the cabs in town recently had minimum tip of 20% when I used my card to pay. What is the closest estimated cost for a taxi JFK to 160 Central Park South, NY, NY including tolls and 20% tip

Fares to Manhattan from JFK are flat rate $45+tolls+tip. Toll is $6 and tip is 20% for good service. So I'd estimate around $60.

i was wondering for 5 ppl from jfk to madison sq much would that be?thank you

Taxi will only carry a maximum of four persons. Inquire at Ground Transportation Welcome Center about a larger vehicle. Taxi to Manhattan is $45+tolls+tip.

We need a large taxi (van) from JFK to Manhattan. (44th west street) Do you charge more if the taxi is larger? My friend is in a wheelchair and with all the luggage I do not think that it all fits in the small cab. How much would it be then? Many thanks in advance.

Hi, we will be arriving at JFK and need transport to a hotel in Manhattan. We are a family of two adults and one baby (13 months old) plus three suitcases. What transport options are available that provide a car seat for the baby as we will not have one with us as we are travelling internationally? Thanks

Taxis do not provide car seats. Inquire at the Ground Transportation counter for other alternatives, such as shuttle bus to a location near your hotel. You may want to consider taking your car seat from home to use as baby transport, many travelers do this so they can trvel in taxi or private car.

We are looking for transport from JFK to Manhattan and will be a party of two adults and one baby (13 months). What services are available with a car seat as we will not have one with us?


I will be travelling to Scranton, PA. Will I get a taxi from JFK? How much will be the fare?


NYC taxi from JFK will not take you to Scranton, too far. Best bet is to take the Martz bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan to Scranton, fare around $50. Taxi ($45+tolls+tip) or NYAirports shuttle bus ($15.50) from terminal will take you to the bus terminal.

how much would it be for a taxi service from scotch plains, nj to JFK airport?

You should check with the local taxi company in Scotch Plains regarding what they would charge to JFK. JFK to Scotch Plains by NYC taxi would be around $115.

I arrive at JFK on tuesday 5th, around 08.00 pm.
We will be very tired so I'm wondering if a taxi is the most comfortable, affordable way to get to our hotel quickly?
Hoteladresse is, 42 West 35th Street.
Can anyone tell me what it would cost us?
Thank you

Taxi is most direct and quickest, $45+tolls+tip.

Hi, I am arriving at JFK on 7th June at 6:30 PM.
How much would be the taxi fare to Exchange place, jersey city? And how much time will it take approximately? Thanks.


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