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JFK taxi

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JFK taxi

I will be arriving at JFK with my wife & two teenagers next week (July 2012). We plan to take a taxi from JFK to our hotel which is situated near Penn Station, Manhattan. What should I expect to pay for the fare?

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1. Re: JFK taxi

its a fixed fare of $45 plus tips and toll so expect to pay around $60

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2. Re: JFK taxi

Bear in mind that cramming two adults and two children into a New York City taxi (with the driver who comes standard) will be a bit squished.

The fare is $45.00 plus toll & tip - figure about $60.00 USD

Traffic can mean this trip is 50 minutes to up to two hours.

The fastest way into Manhattan is the JFK AirTrain / LIRR but the reason more people don't do this is that it takes you to Penn Station and people tend to be going to a large number of different locations - not just Penn Station. Lucky for you, you're going to a location near Penn Station.

The JFK AirTrain is $5.00 per person. It stops inside each terminal. It is extremely well-marked and user-friendly. It is actually quite fun as it is elevated and it affords nice views of the airport, aircraft and all the traffic.

It is roughly 10 - 15 minutes ride from the terminals to the Jamaica terminus. Note that there are two branches and they're well-marked (digital signs and audible announcements). There is Howard Beach and Jamaica. You want Jamaica.

At Jamaica you'll see the very nice Long Island Rail Road trains. The uniformed staff can actually help you purchase combined JFK AirTrain / LIRR tickets for $11.25 per person. You hold onto those tickets as the conductor on board the LIRR will collect the ticket. Trains are super fast and very frequent with views of the skyline before they enter the tunnel underneath the East River. The trip is 18 - 20 minutes from Jamaica to Penn Station.

35 - 40 minutes from the terminals to Penn for $11.25 per person - it is faster and more comfortable than a taxi (particularly around Fourth of July / Independence Day when there is a lot of traffic)

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3. Re: JFK taxi

If you prefer to go by car consider a car service like Carmel or dial 7

It will be a better car than a yellow cab. Also for the return they will come to you hotel at the alloted time. Cost is same if not a little less than a taxi.

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Actually, the fixed taxicab fare is $45.00 + a 50-cent New York State surcharge, for a total of $45.50. This does not really change the fact that after tolls and tip, the total will still be about $60.00

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5. Re: JFK taxi

Another vote for Dial 7 car service/request a Lincoln Town Car for extra comfort ~


Edited: 10:07 pm, June 28, 2012
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A town car service like Dial 7 is easy to use and the cost is the same as a cab .The cars are ussually cleaner and larger , so will be better able to accomodate your family .

No need to prebook and risk missing your car should be delayed , Just dial #34 ( for Dial 7 service ) from the ground transportation desk in the terminal after you have cleared baggage claim

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