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the Price of a Taxi Ride to the Airport

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$ 45
Dec 2007
Seattle, WA
About 20 miles, 25 minutes
Taxi service from SEATAC to Green Lake  more... close row
$ 20
Jan 2008
Phoenix, AZ
15 minutes 12 miles
Early-morning taxi ride to the airport  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
New York, NY
25 minutes, 20 miles
Taxi from JFK Airport to Manhattan  more... close row
$ 55
Jan 2008
Tucson, AZ
45 minutes; 30 miles
Company mandated taxi ride  more... close row
$ 37
Mar 2008
Honolulu, Hi
15 minutes, about 10 miles
Cab fare to Honolulu airport  more... close row
$ 40
Sep 2006
New York, NY
25 min - 8 miles
La Guardia to Manhattan in a round about way  more... close row
$ 65
Jul 2007
Pelham, NY
35 minutes, 11 Miles
Car service to JFK  more... close row
$ 35
Feb 2008
New York, NY
30 minutes, 15 miles
Cab from Central Park to LaGuardia airport  more... close row
$ 46
Mar 2008
Chicago, IL
50 minutes, 22 miles
Downtown Chicago to O'Hare Airport in afternoon traffic  more... close row
$ 0
Oct 2010
City, State
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$ 38
May 2007
Sacramento, CA
20 minutes, 13 miles
Downtown to the airport  more... close row
$ 54
Sep 2007
Denver, CO
40 minutes, 26 miles
Pricey cab ride to the Denver airport  more... close row
$ 45
Jan 2008
30 miles, 25 minutes
Taking a taxi to a new home  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Manhattan, NY
45-90 minutes
Manhattan to JFK  more... close row

Description of service

This is the cost of a ride from anywhere in Manhattan to John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), without tip. An appropriate tip would be 18-20%, bringing the total to 53-54 dollars. If you take a cab from Manhattan to JFK, you can expect it to take about an hour, although during rush hour it can be much more.

Review of Service

Just fine. An official NYC taxi with a clearly displayed medallion will get you from here to there with no real surprises, except perhaps the amount of time it takes. The ride can take as little as 40 minutes and as much as 90, depending on traffic.


A taxi from Manhattan to JFK is the easiest way to get to the airport. Door to door service, and JFK has 7 terminals, so door to door is nice. However, traffic can be a problem, and make your travel more stressful than necessary. If it seems like a taxi might be cutting it short, the MTA Long Island Rail will get you there in 30-45 minutes (depending on the terminal you're going to) for 5.25 one way. If you're on an expense account and have the time, make your life easy and take a cab. Otherwise, take the Long Island Rail.