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



Hello. I would like to know what the best way to get from JFK to Manhattan is. Our plane arrives at JFK at 7 pm, meaning we will pass all the customs by 9 pm. What is the most reasonable way to get to downtown with luggage bags? Is it better to take a taxi, go by subway to else what? Thank you in advance for your reponse.

Kind regards,

Upon arrival @ JFK. How do I know which trian & subway takes me to Manhattan / Times Square?

Get the airport express bus from outside any terminal. For $27 return it will drop you to Grand Central or Penn station or any of the major hotels. Far cheaper than taxi but very easy even if you have lots of luggage.

Hello, I need to get from JFK to 52nd street, is there another public transport I can use bearing in mind I have a suitcase? many thanks

We would like to take a limousine in the JFK Airport to go to Norwalk. Is it necessary to reserve in advance and how many time is necessary to go to Norwalk.

Good morning
I need the cost for taxi start jfk to Mahwah nj
thank you for your early reply,

Is is possible to reserve a taxi at JFK with a baby seat? My baby is 12 months old.

Hi there - any advise would be great!!!

Has anyone got the bus to Grand Central NY, how was this with suitcases x2, or would cases x2 be a nightmare? Are the busses easy to use with luggage? Can you get a trolley at Grand Central for the luggage or is it porters only??

Would Taxi be better - Yellow taxi have set cost 45 dollars plus tolls is that right? Again once you reach Grand Central station do you require a porter or can you get a trolley?

how much taxi charge for jackson height from jkf air port and how much charge from jkf airport to j street other matter can i get bus or rail connection from jkf air port to jackson height isit eassy to travel in train or buss with luggage of theebags each of 25 kg please advice us as we are student comming there to study please help us answr to every point

I shall go to State university of New York at Stony Brook. I have the following questions:
How long does it take to wait for a taxi?
How much does it take from JFK airport to SUNY Stony Brook?
Do I need to reserve a taxi in advanced?
Thank you very much!
You can answer my mail to the following address:
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Hi I am going on a vacation, flying from JFK in first week of Aug and back in last week of aug, need parking for 25 days, looking out for best and cheap way.

Is the flat rate fare of $45 from JFK to Manhatten per person? There are 3 of us traveling and we are trying to figure out the most economical way to get to our hotel (other than walking). Thanks.

It's $45 (plus tip) for the cab ride, not per person.

No, fare is always per vehicle, not per person. Licensed NYC cabs are not supposed to carry more than 4 passengers (even if they are minivans) so plan accordingly.

Sorry, I can't answer that...would you mind passing on the answer to me though? I'll be doing the same with 2 friends in October.

I do know that from La Guardia the taxi fare for 3 was about $45. in Dec 2006.


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