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There are 7 ways to get from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by subway, tram, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Subway, tram  •  39 min

  1. Take the subway from 5 Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport E
  2. Take the tram from Jamaica Station-Station D to Terminal 4 Jamaica

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Bus  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the bus from E 57 St/ 3 Av to Cross Bay Bl /Liberty Av Qm15
  2. Take the bus from Liberty Av/95 St to 148 St/S Cargo Rd Q7

5 alternative options

Subway  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to Howard Beach-JFK Airport A

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 18.1 miles

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 18.1 miles

Shuttle  •  23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport 18.1 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from E 57 St/ 3 Av and arriving at 148 St/S Cargo Rd via Liberty Av/95 St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from 5 Av/53 St and arriving at Terminal 4 via Jamaica Station-Station D. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 14 miles. The road distance is 18.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) without a car is to subway and tram which takes 39 min and costs $9 - $11.

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It takes approximately 39 min to get from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK), including transfers.

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Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by MTA, depart from E 57 St/ 3 Av station.

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Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by MTA, depart from 5 Av/53 St station.

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Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at 148 St/S Cargo Rd station.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK).
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  • Distance: 13.7 miles
  • Duration: 39 min

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

MTA operates a vehicle from 86 St to Howard Beach-JFK Airport hourly. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) via Cross Bay Bl /Liberty Av and Liberty Av/95 St in around 1h 19m.

Train operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Website
mta.info
Subway from 5 Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Subway from 86 St to Howard Beach-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
JFK Airtrain
Phone
+1 (212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Tram from Jamaica Station-Station D to Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
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Bus operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Bus from E 57 St/ 3 Av to Cross Bay Bl /Liberty Av
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Website
mta.info
Standard
$2 - $7
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$1 - $4
Bus from Liberty Av/95 St to 148 St/S Cargo Rd
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Website
mta.info
Standard
$2 - $7
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$1 - $4
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Shuttle from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Shuttle
$85 - $100
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Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Private
$80 - $120
Taxi from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by JFK Airtrain, arrive at Terminal 4 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 18 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK).

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