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.

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)

  • 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 fair.
    • Plus $17.50 Newark Surcharge.
    • Plus 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.
    • 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."