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Taxi prices in the USA

Taxis in the United States are metered.

The average starting price in New York is about $2.50 – $3.50 and after that they add about $0.40 per each 300m passed. Tipping is customary and is usually about 15-20% of the total amount. Fares in Los Angeles and San Francisco are about the same as well.

If you want to take a taxi from the JFK Airport to Manhattan you will pay about $45-50.00 for the ride, which is a flat rate to any part of the island. A ride to Brooklyn will cost you between $25.00 and $45.00 and to Queens you will pay about $17.00 to $20.00. If you use the taxi service to get to the La Guardia Airport you will pay between $25.00 and $30.00.

If you use taxi to travel within Manhattan you may expect to pay anywhere between $5.00 and $25.00.

Sources: The information on this page comes from our own observations, the input of fellow travelers, and various online sources. We welcome any corrections and additional information.



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