There are 9 ways to get from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by subway, train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Subway, train  •  48 min

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station C / ...
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Take the train from Jamaica AirTrain to JFK Terminal 4

$16 - $19

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Bus via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from E 60 St/2 Av to Queens Bl /80 Rd Q60
  2. Take the bus from Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd to JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION Q10

$5 - $14

7 alternative options

Subway  •  1h 20m

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

$8 - $11

Bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from New York Lexington Av/E 41 St to New York JFK International Airport NYC - JFK Airport

$19 - $26

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 18.2 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 18.2 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  23 min

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

$27 - $40

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport 18.2 miles

$80 - $120

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 18.2 miles

$60 - $70

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Questions & Answers

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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York Lexington Av/E 41 St and arriving at New York JFK International Airport. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from 86 St and arriving at JFK Terminal 4 via Penn Station and Jamaica AirTrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 14 miles. The road distance is 18.2 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 train which takes 48 min and costs $15 - $19.

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It takes approximately 48 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 NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), depart from New York Lexington Av/E 41 St station.

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Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by MTA, depart from 86 St station.

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Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), arrive at New York JFK International Airport 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: 48 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 every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1h 3m. Alternatively, NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation) operates a bus from New York Lexington Av/E 41 St to New York JFK International Airport hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $26 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

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.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to Howard Beach - JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica AirTrain to JFK Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
More information at
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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 60 St/2 Av to Queens Bl /80 Rd
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
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.

Contact Details
Shuttle from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Shuttle
$27 - $40
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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
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $70
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uber.com
UberPool
$60 - $70
Car Seat
$75 - $85
UberX
$60 - $75
UberXL
$85 - $95
Black
$100 - $120
Black SUV
$150 - $180
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
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by JFK Airtrain, arrive at JFK 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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There are 1801+ hotels available in New York JFK Airport (JFK). Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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