The New York subway system service runs 24 hours every day. A single ride on the subway costs $2. Metrocard machines are conveniently located in many stations, and many newsstands sell them as well. $7 day passes are available only from Metrocard machines.

A map of the NYC Subway system is available through the link included below, you can also ask for one at any subway station token booth. Inside every subway station you'll also find a large wall-sized subway map and some even have detailed neighborhood map as well. If you take the subway late at night, the transit authority recommends waiting in the marked yellow Off-Hours Waiting Area, which is generally located right near the station's staffed token booth.

If you're traveling to or from JFK airport, the Airtrain stops at all JFK terminals and connects with the A subway line at Howard Beach and E/J/Z subway lines at Jamaica.

NYC Subway Map


Dial 311 for all taxi-related matters, including compliments, complaints and lost property reports

On an average ride in Manhattan, expect to pay between $8 and $12, not including the tip. Please note that the passenger limit is four people, although additional passenger must be accepted if such passenger is under the age of seven and is held on the lap of an adult passenger seated in the rear

The rates are as follows, please note that you must also pay any bridge or tunnel tolls:

  Taxi Fare Structure
Initial Charge $2.50
Mileage Charge $.40 per 1/5 mile
Waiting Time $.40 per 120 seconds
JFK Flat Fare to Manhattan $45.00
Newark Airport Surcharge $15.00
Night Surcharge
(8 p.m. - 6 a.m. - 7 nights)
Peak Hour Pricing
(4 - 8 p.m. - weekdays only, excluding holidays)

For complete information about New York City taxi fares and rules and regulations, please visit the Taxi & Limousine Commission's (TLC) official site.

Call 311 with complaints, or you can fill out an on-line complaint using the form found at the official website.

From JFK airport to Manhattan, a flat fare of $45 plus all tolls applies at all times. Note that there is never any charge for luggage or additional passengers. Note also that if your taxi makes more than one stop in Manhattan, the driver will charge you $45 after the first stop and then turn on the meter. The last passenger must pay the amount on the meter. Finally, please note that this fare does not apply going from Manhattan to JFK.

Newark taxis charge rates different from New York City taxis, and fare structure is complex. Ensure that the taxi dispatcher at Newark airport gives you a yellow brochure and writes down the taxi medallion number and estimated fare before you leave the airport. There may be additional charges per passenger or piece of luggage. For NYC taxis to Newark airport, in additional to the metered fare, there is a $15 surcharge plus round-trip tolls to and from the airport.


The following car service companies are recommended by

A Ride for All, LLC
41-10 24th Street
Long Island City, New York 11101
(718) 706-7433
Symphony Transportation, LLC
895 Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 10543
(800) 253-1443
Vega Transportation Co., Inc.
89-18 Astoria Boulevard
Flushing, New York 11369
(718) 507-0500
Bermuda Limousine Service, Inc.
537 West 20th Street
New York, New York 10011
(212) 647-8400