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



Sounds like a rip off to me!

How much does it cost to a hotel in woodbury common at 11pm? Thank you.

Its on the meter around 45$.

We are 4 adults and would like to take a Yellow cab to Manhattan, Union Square. I´ve heard that sometimes the taxi cannot take 4 adults and 4 luggage at the same time.
Is that true and what will the cost be for the 4 of us together ??

Thats not true. Taxis usually take at most 4 people.

i have some few hours to kill in the jfk airport from 8 AM to 3 pm and i want to go to the queens center mall i heard that it was the best,how much its gonna coast me? and will i have enough time to go there and be back at time? thank you

45 dollars with tips and tolls.


For the family summer trip to NYC we need a transport from JFK to a Manhattan Hotel for 5 passengers and baggage.

Is there also a minivan atxi service at JFK available? any other comment's?


You may ask at GTD at JFK about minivan or shuttle.

Whats the easiest Way from LGA to JFK
did the two Airports have a Bus Connection ?
Is the cab the right and easiest Way...

I and 2 kids (under 10) would like to go to Philadelphia (city area) straight from JFK airport at around 12noon. We have few of luggages and long keyboard casing (around 30kg) size around (L)1m x (W)40 cm.

Please kindly advise us of how much it will cost us and how to book the taxi.

Thanks so much for your time.

Warm regards,

Will a yellow cab fit 4 adults,4 suitcases plus hand luggage??If so approx how much from JFK to Times Square??

Trip is on the meter around 45 plus tips and tolls.

Could you please tell me what wold be the price for the JFK / Time Square Transfer ?? ( 02 adults only )
Arival at 08 PM to JFK on a sunday
Best regards

I have change Airport time of 5 Hrs between JFK to Newark Liberty. What the best option if us 2 adults & 3 kids & 3 cases. Arriving at 10.00hrs


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