Taxis, Car and Van Services

There are several options for getting to and from JFK International Airport. Below is some important information regarding taxis, car, van and scheduled bus services.


Taxis at JFK Airport charge a flat fare of $52 for trips between the airport and Manhattan. Taxis impose a $4.50 surcharge during peak hours (4-8 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays), for a fare of $56.50.

  • Tipping is customary for good service.
  • There is also a NY State tax of 50 cents added to trips within New York, but not for trips to NJ.
  • One fare pays for all passengers to one destination.
  • Four passengers (five in minivans) is the limit for New York City cabs.
  • Meter must read $3.00 at the start of the trip (except for JFK-Manhattan $52 Flat Fare trips).
  • Please take your receipt.

Sample Taxi Fares from JFK International Airport

These samples do not include tolls or tips.

Between JFK and Manhattan -- Flat Fare is $52 to the first destination (plus tolls and tip).  The taximeter and receipt should reflect that this trip is a flat fare.  There is no $1 peak time or 50-cent night surcharge for these trips.*

Trip Fare Range
Between Terminals $ 4 - $14
To the Bronx
     Co-op City
     The Hub (149th& 3rd Ave.)
$52 - $57
$48 - $53
$63 - $68
To Brooklyn
     Coney Island
$59 - $64
$42 - $47
To Queens
     Citi Field
     Main St. & 60th Ave.
$28 - $33
$24 - $29
To Staten Island
     New Dorp Lane
     Victory Boulevard
$67 - $72
$74 - $79
To LaGuardia Airport $34 - $39
To Newark Liberty International Airport $97 - $102  (+$17.50  surcharge)
Flat Manhattan Fare
(Does not include tolls, tip)

Nassau/Westchester, NY: The amount on the meter from JFK to NYC boundary PLUS double the amount from the city boundary to final destination.

Connecticut/Suffolk/New Jersey/north and west of Westchester County: Price is negotiated between passsenger and driver at the start of the trip.

*Flat Fare Policy: If passengers request multiple destinations within Manhattan, the fare is $52 to the first passenger's destination.  Thereafter, the meter will be engaged and a new trip and fare occurs.

Taxis are regulated by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission

For taxi compliments, complaints and lost property, call 311.

Taxishare Services: To reduce costs, passengers traveling to similar destinations may also share taxi rides. Connect easily with other travelers going your way using Bandwagon, the taxisharing app. Download the free Bandwagon app here and request a taxishare upon landing, or just look for Bandwagon's taxisharing agents at terminal taxi lines during peak travel periods (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons and evenings).

Car, Van and Scheduled Bus Service is also available at JFK

Reservations for shared-ride van and private car services can be made at the Port Authority Welcome Center located on the Arrivals level of each terminal.  If the center is closed, there is a convenient self-service kiosk nearby where you can contact authorized shared-ride or private car services.

Authorized airport vehicle services:

Shared Ride Services Contact Information
Airlink New York (212) 812-9000
(877) 599-8200
All County Express (800) 914-4223
(516) 285-1300
Connecticut Limousine (800) 472- 5466
(203) 974-4700
Dave’s Best Limo (800) 255-2378
(215) 288-1000
ETS Air Shuttle (718) 221-5341
NYC Airporter (718) 777-5111
Prime Time Shuttle (800) 377-8745
(203) 891-1280
Super Shuttle Long Island (800) 742-9824
Super Shuttle Manhattan (212) BLUE VAN
(800) 258-3826
Trans-Bridge Bus Lines (908) 730-6552
(610) 868-6001
(800) 962-9135
Private Car Services Contact Information
Carmel Super Saver (866) 666-6666
(800) 924-9954
ExecuCar (800) 253-1443