There are 7 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by subway, train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 7 subway, train  •  48 min

  1. 7 / ...

$8 - $13

Cheapest option

Line 4 subway, bus  •  1 h 16 min

  1. 4
  2. B15

$5 - $10

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. 16.9 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  20 min

  1. 16.9 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  20 min

  1. Manhattan

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  20 min

  1. 16.9 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  20 min

  1. 16.9 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The distance between Grand Central Terminal and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 20 km. The road distance is 27 km.

The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to taxi which takes 20 min and costs $90 - $110.

It takes approximately 48 min to get from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK), including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, you can take the line 7 subway to Woodside - 61 St, take the walk to Woodside, take the train to Jamaica, take the walk to Station D Jamaica Station, then take the train to Terminal 4. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK) via New Lots Av and New Lots Av/Ashford St in around 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mta.info
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Station D Jamaica Station to Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Rome2rio guide to
rome2rio.com
Port Authority NYNJ
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from New Lots Av/Ashford St to JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION
Ave. Duration
30 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
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$35 - $50
uberX + Car Seat
$55 - $70
uberX
$45 - $60
uberXL
$60 - $80
UberBLACK
$80 - $110
SUV
$100 - $140
Taxi from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Grand Central Terminal to New York JFK Airport
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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