Getting Around by Taxi

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* Please note prices on this page are subject to change

Initial Charge (upon entry) $3.00
Mileage Charge $.40 per 1/5 mile
Waiting Time $.40 per 120 seconds
JFK Flat Fare to Manhattan $45.00
Newark Airport Surcharge $15.00
Night Surcharge
8pm – 6am 7 nights
$.50
Rush Hour Surcharge
4 – 8 pm weekdays only (excluding holidays)
$1.00


Metered Fare
$3.00 initial charge upon entry
40″ for each additional unit ($2 per mile)
40″ per minute of waiting time
50″ Night surcharge 8pm – 6am, 7 nights
$1.00 Rush hour surcharge 4pm – 8pm weekdays only (excluding holidays)

The metered unit of fare is:
one-fifth of a mile, when the taxicab is traveling at 8 miles an hour or more; OR 120 seconds (at a rate of forty cents per minute), when the taxicab is not in motion or is traveling at less than 8 miles an hour.

The taximeter shall 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 in accordance with the National Bureau of Standards.

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.

Tolls
On all trips within the City of New York, any bridge and tunnel tolls to the destination shall be paid by the passenger, who shall be so 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.

Trips Beyond the City
For a trip beyond the limits of the City of New York, except for the Counties of Westchester or Nassau, or the facilities of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at Newark Airport, the fare shall be a flat rate (a flat rate is a definite amount fixed between the driver and the passenger at the start of the trip).

For a trip to the Counties of Westchester or Nassau the fare shall be: the amount shown on the taximeter for that portion of the trip that is inside city limits, plus twice the amount shown on the meter for that portion of the trip that is outside the city limits; and all necessary tolls to and from the destination shall be paid by the passenger.

For a trip to Newark Airport the fare shall be:
the amount shown on the taximeter plus a surcharge of $15.00; and all necessary tolls to and from the destination shall be paid by the passenger.

Any continuous trip where the point of origin and the destination are both within the limits of the City of New York shall not be considered a trip beyond the City limits, even though the shortest and most direct route requires traveling outside such limits but within contiguous counties. For such a trip the meter must be kept in the recording position throughout.

Taxicab Rider Bill of Rights
As a taxi rider, you have the right to:

  • Refuse to tip, if the above are not complied with. If you feel your rights were violated by a taxicab driver please file a complaint.
  • Take your receipt.
  • 24-hour Consumer Hotline: 311
  • Direct the destination and route used;
  • Travel to any destination in the five boroughs of the City of New York;
  • A courteous, English-speaking driver who knows the streets in Manhattan and the way to major destinations in other boroughs;
  • A driver who knows and obeys all traffic laws;
  • Air-conditioning on demand;
  • A radio-free (silent) trip;
  • Smoke and incense-free air;
  • A clean passenger seat area;
  • A clean trunk
  • A driver who uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
  • Refuse to tip, if the above are not complied with.

If you feel your rights were violated by a taxicab driver please File a Complaint. online or call the 24-hour Consumer Hotline: 311

Driver is required to take passengers to any destination in the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau County, Westchester County, and Newark Liberty International Airport. The fare within New York City is the amount indicated on the meter at the end of your trip, plus tolls, if any.

  • Tipping is optional
  • There is a $1.00 surcharge for trips commencing between 4pm and 8pm.
  • One fare pays for all passengers
  • Meter must read $3.00 at the start of the trip.
  • Take your receipt.
  • Note the Medallion Number, which is on the roof of your taxi, on the exterior of both passenger doors and on the dashboard. It is also on the front and rear license plates and printed on your receipt.
  • Also, note the drivers six-digit license number on the dashboard. Keep this card in case there is a problem with your ride.

Group Rides
Group ride fare from LaGuardia Airport
Notwithstanding the rate of fare set forth in Metered Rate of Fare, the fee for trips made pursuant to a group riding plan from LaGuardia Airport shall be as follows for each passenger:
1) To the East Side of Manhattan, east of Fifth Avenue,
from 23rd Street to 96th Street – $7.50
2) To the West Side of Manhattan, west of Fifth Avenue,
from 23rd Street to 96th Street – $8.50
3) To downtown Manhattan, south of 23rd Street – $9.50

Group ride fare from York Avenue
Notwithstanding the rate of fare set forth in Metered Rate of Fare, the fare for trips made pursuant to a group riding plan from LaGuardia Airport shall be as follows for each passenger:
To the Financial District – $3.50 per passenger (In addition, there may be such fee for dispatch services)

Persons with Disabilities
A recently-passed rule now requires that drivers not engage the taximeter until a disabled passenger has been settled in, and the ride is about to commence. Drivers are required to assist disabled passengers.

Luggage
There shall be no charge for handling steamer trunks or other luggage or belongings transported in the interior of the taxicab, or for use of the taxicab’s trunk.

Flat Fare from John F. Kennedy Airport
The Taxi & Limousine Commission is conducting a “Flat Fare” program for trips from JFK International Airport to Manhattan. The flat fare is $45.00 plus any tolls.

If passengers request multiple stops, the flat rate of $45.00 will be collected at the first stop in Manhattan, 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 $3 – $9

To the Bronx
Co-op City $39 – $44
The Hub (149th &  3rd) $38 – $42
Riverdale $48 – $53

To Brooklyn
Downtown $33 – $38
Coney Island $35 – $38

To Queens
Shea Stadium $22 – $25
Main Street (Kew Gardens) $20 – $24

To Staten Island
New Dorp Lane $52 – $55
Victory Boulevard $51 – $55

To LaGuardia Airport $24 – $28
To Newark Airport $69 – $75 + $15 surcharge

For Complaints and Lost Property, Call 311.

 

Taxis are regulated by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission.



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