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There are 8 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by subway, train, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

Line 7 subway, train, AirTrain  •  51 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Woodside - 61 St 7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Jamaica
  3. Take the AirTrain from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 4

$11 - $13

Cheapest option

Line 4 subway, bus  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 4 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to New Lots Av 4
  2. Take the bus from New Lots Av/Ashford St to JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION B15

$5 - $10

6 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Madison Av/E 40 St to Queens Bl/78 Av X63 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd to JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION Q10

$5 - $14

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 16.4 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 16.4 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  19 min

  1. Take a town car from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport 16.4 miles

$16 - $180

Shuttle  •  19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport

$16 - $75

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 16.4 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) station. However, there are services departing from Madison Av/E 40 St and arriving at JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 13 miles. The road distance is 16.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) without a car is to line 7 subway and train and AirTrain which takes 51 min and costs $10 - $13.

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It takes approximately 51 min to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK), including transfers.

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Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Madison Av/E 40 St station.

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Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 16 miles. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK).

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK).
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  • Distance: 12.6 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA?

You can take a bus from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) via Madison Av/E 40 St, Queens Bl/78 Av, and Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd in around 1 h 44 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Jamaica, NY to Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Bus operators
MTA
Website
mta.info
Bus from New Lots Av/Ashford St to JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Madison Av/E 40 St to Queens Bl/78 Av
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd to JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
Car Seat
$45 - $65
UberX
$40 - $55
UberPool
$35 - $50
UberXL
$55 - $75
Black
$75 - $100
Black SUV
$100 - $130
Taxi from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Shuttle from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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