The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) doesn’t regulate prices for car service companies. However, car service companies must charge State tax and surcharges, and may charge for tolls or fees.
The upfront payment policy can only be used if ALL of the following requirements are met.
The car service must:
- Clearly communicate the upfront payment policy to every passenger when pre-arranging the trip, before dispatching the vehicle
- Uniformly apply the upfront payment policy to all passengers
- Quote the price during pre-arrangement. Fare negotiations between the passenger and the TLC-Licensed driver are NOT permitted.
Car service companies (bases) generally require passengers to pay any bridge or tunnel tolls. Before placing your trip request, you should check with the base to see if the passenger is required to pay for the tolls.
New York State has imposed a congestion surcharge for trips that both begin and end in New York State and that begin in, end in, or pass through Manhattan south of (but not including) 96th Street.
The congestion surcharge is not related to traffic conditions on individual trips. It is an industry-wide surcharge on all for-hire transportation.
The surcharge is $2.75 per trip. Pool trips (shared rides) are 75 cents.
Learn more about the congestion surcharge.
The New York State's Department of Taxation and Finance charges an 8.375% tax for passengers using a car service, limousine, or a black car service.
This is a State tax and is not collected by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).
There is an Airport Access Fee of $2.50 for both dropoff and pickup at LaGuardia, Newark, and John F. Kennedy Airports.