JFK Airport Informational Guide to John F. Kennedy International - New York (JFK) - NON OFFICIAL

JFK Taxi

New York City yellow cabs get to Midtown Manhattan in just 40 minutes. Take into consideration that traveling in New York City area involve lots of traffic.

TAXI FROM JFK To manhattan

Taking the taxi is an excellent option if you are searching for comfortable way to travel and you carry some luggage. 

NYC Taxis offer final price for all passengers on board, the maximum for each taxi is 4 people. 


Outside each terminal of JFK Airport there is a taxi stand close to the taxi rank.

At the stand is given a paper that specifies the medallion of the taxi cab. It’s recommended to keep the paper, if passengers miss something in the vehicle or have any complaint they can contact with the taxi company easily.


NYC taxis offer a flat rate to Manhattan of 70$. 

- Between JFK Terminals: $4-$8

- To Bronx:
Co-op City: $73-$78 (33 minutes)
The Hub (149th& 3rd Avenue.): $70-$75 (32 minutes)
Riverdale: $97-$105 (40 minutes)

- To Brooklyn:
Downtown: $73-$78 (35 minutes)
Coney Island: $63-$68 (30 minutes)

- To Queens:
Citi Field: $38-$43 (17 minutes)
Main Street & 60th Avenue: $30-$35 (20 minutes)

- To Staten Island:
New Dorp Lane: $95-$103 (50 minutes)
Victory Boulevard: $94 - $102 (35 minutes)

- To LaGuardia Airport: $48-$53 (20 minutes)

- To Newark Liberty Airport: $155 (+$17.50-$18 surcharge) (45 minutes)

To reach New Jersey/Connecticut/Suffolk/north and west of Westchester County: passengers and the driver must negotiate the price before starting the trip.

*Approx prices, all prices are subject to change

- During peak hours (from 4 pm to 8 pm during the weekdays) there is a charge of $5.00.

Information about tips:

- It is not compulsory but there is a strong costume to tip the taxi drivers for a good service. 15% is the usual. 
- The tip is for all the passengers inside the taxicab.
- The taximeter must mark $3 when starts the trip. 
- There is an established a tax of $0.50 to trips along NYC but not for rides to New Jersey.
- It is recommended to take and keep the receipt.

If you want to call for a taxi, please dial the following number: +1 718 244 4284.


Arro, Curb, Lyft and Uber are some of the ridesharing companies that offer transportation services from JFK Airport. If you want to ask for a car it is needed to do it through the application. Same application will inform you about the car pick up. 

Our recommendation is that sometimes even ridesharing services are more expensive than taxi at JFK due to flat rates on taxi services. You can always check before making a decision but maybe taxi is a better idea. 


If you want to take private transportation from JFK Airport to your final destination, you can book a transfer. 

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