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Taxi from JFK to Manhattan

Gloucester
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Taxi from JFK to Manhattan

Hi all, we are travelling next week to New York and are considering using a yellow cab for our transfer from JFK to our hotel in Manhattan.

Is this is a safe way to travel?

Is there a set fare we agree with the driver prior to leaving the airport?

Thanks

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1. Re: Taxi from JFK to Manhattan

If you go to the NYC subforum you will see a top questions section which includes information about how to get from the airports. The fare is already set.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g60763…

I am not sure what safety issues you are concerned about. Of course you could end up dead in a car accident. If you are concerned about being murdered or robbed at gunpoint by the taxi driver, that is just silly.

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2. Re: Taxi from JFK to Manhattan

NYC taxi drivers are not allowed to negotiate fares except outside NYC - where most do not want to go. Within the city they -and you - are required to use the fare on the meter - plus any tolls and the usual 20% tip. The fare from JFK to Manhattan is fixed at $53 (plus $4.50 if during rush hours: 4-8 pm) plus the $6 toll if bridge or tunnel to Manhattan and again the usual 20% tip. So a total of either $70 or $75.

You can pay with cash or credit card and all the details are on an interactive screen in the back of the cab.

Edited: 16 May 2018, 04:15
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3. Re: Taxi from JFK to Manhattan

Yes, from JFK airport a Yellow cab from the dispatcher line is safe, easy and a fixed rate to anywhere in Manhattan. Use only the dispatcher line. Ignore any touts offering (illegal) rides. nyc.gov/html/…AirportTrips

Possible exceptions would be 1) groups of more than 4/5 adults or those with excessive luggage (although splitting up into two cabs may be the easiest and reasonably priced option) and 2) anyone needing a child safety seat - you'd want to arrange a car service that can supply one. (Both cabs and car services are exempt from the requirement. so it has to be requested from a car service.)

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