Taxi Fare

Standard Metered Fare

  • $2.50 initial charge.
  • Plus 50 cents per 1/5 mile when traveling above 12mph or per 60 seconds in slow traffic or when the vehicle is stopped.
  • Plus 50 cents MTA State Surcharge for all trips that end in New York City or Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange or Putnam Counties.
  • Plus 30 cents Improvement Surcharge.
  • Plus 50 cents overnight surcharge 8pm to 6am.
  • Plus $1.00 rush hour surcharge from 4pm to 8pm on weekdays, excluding holidays.
  • Plus New York State Congestion Surcharge of $2.50 (Yellow Taxi) or $2.75 (Green Taxi and FHV) or 75 cents (any shared ride) for all trips that begin, end or pass through Manhattan south of 96th Street.
  • Plus tips and any tolls.
  • There is no charge for extra passengers, luggage or bags, or paying by credit card.
  • The on-screen rate message should read: "Rate #01 – Standard City Rate."
  • Make sure to always take your receipt.

E-Hail

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has implemented a pilot program allowing licensed E-hail providers to offer upfront pricing in all participating yellow and green taxicabs .In addition to metered fares, passengers riding in Medallion taxicabs and Street Hail Liveries (SHLs) will now have the option to receive binding fare quotes when completing an E-Hail request.
See below for a list of current participants:

Note: This is an active list. Therefore, it will be updated frequently as new participants join the pilot.

  • If you request a trip through the E-Hail app, the meter will not be turned on for the duration of the trip.
  • Each E-Hail company sets their own rates and will give you a price prior to sending a trip request. TLC will evaluate the pilot’s effect on fares in taxis.
  • If you received a binding fare quote, you will pay the fare that you accepted. E-Hail companies are still allowed to send you metered taxis, instead of offering a binding fare quote. Consult the E-Hail company if you are unsure which type of trip you are requesting.
  • The Port Authority does not currently allow taxis to be E-Hailed at the airport. However, you can be dropped off at the airport.
  • The upfront fare quote should include all charges, but the fare may change if you change your destination or if there are any unexpected tolls or taxes. If you feel you have been overcharged file a complaint with 311.
  • Each app will have an option to tip the driver. As always, you can tip your driver in cash.

Destinations Beyond NYC

  • Westchester & Nassau Counties:
    • The on-screen rate is "Rate #01 – Standard City Rate" within the City limit.
    • Once the taxi goes beyond the City limit to Nassau or Westchester, the on-screen rate message should read "Rate #04 – Out of City Rate to Nassau or Westchester." The metered fare is double the amount from the City limit to your destination.  Additionally, a message should appear on screen alerting the passenger of the rate change.
    • There is a 50 cents MTA State Surcharge and a 30 cents Improvement Surcharge.
    • Plus New York State Congestion Surcharge of $2.50 (Yellow Taxi) or $2.75 (Green Taxi and FHV) or 75 cents (any shared ride) for all trips that begin, end or pass through Manhattan south of 96th Street.
  • Other Points Outside the City:
    • The Driver may choose whether to take such trips. The fare must be mutually agreed upon before the trip may begin.
    • Negotiated Flat Fare – The fare will be a Flat Rate negotiated between the Driver and Passenger.
    • The onscreen rate message should read "Rate #05 – Out of City Negotiated Flat Rate."
    • The 50 cents MTA State Surcharge must be added to the flat rate for any trip that ends in the following counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland or Suffolk.
    • There is a 30 cents Improvement Surcharge.
    • Plus New York State Congestion Surcharge of $2.50 (Yellow Taxi) or $2.75 (Green Taxi and FHV) or 75 cents (any shared ride) for all trips that begin, end or pass through Manhattan south of 96th Street.

Tolls

  • Drivers must use an E-ZPass when taking a toll bridge or tunnel.  Discounted E-ZPass tolls will be added to the passenger fare at the end of the trip.
  • Passengers must pay the tolls to and from a distination for the following trips:
    • Westchester and Nassau Counties
    • Trips over the Cross Bay Veterans and Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridges
    • Newark Airport (EWR)

Airport Trips (LGA, JFK, EWR)

  • Airport Access Fee
    • Taxi: $1.25 for pick up only at LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy Airports
    • FHV: $2.50 for both drop off and pick up at LaGuardia, Newark, and John F. Kennedy airports
  • Trips to and from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) are charged the standard metered fare.
  • Trips between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in either direction:
    • $52
    • Plus 50 cents MTA State Surcharge.
    • Plus 30 cents Improvement Surcharge.
    • $4.50 rush hour surcharge (4pm to 8pm weekdays, excluding legal holidays).
    • Plus New York State Congestion Surcharge of $2.50 (Yellow Taxi) or $2.75 (Green Taxi and FHV) or 75 cents (any shared ride) for all trips that begin, end or pass through Manhattan south of 96th Street.
    • Plus tips and any tolls.
    • The on-screen rate message should read "Rate #2- JFK Airport."
  • Trips between John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and other New York City destinations are charged the standard metered fare.
  • Trips to Newark Airport (EWR):
    • Standard metered fare.
    • Plus $17.50 Newark Surcharge.
    • Plus 30 cents Improvement Surcharge.
    • Plus tip and tolls to and from EWR (passengers are charged for the drivers’ return tolls).
    • The on-screen rate message should read "Rate #3 - Newark Airport."