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There are 7 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  •  38 min

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport E
  2. Take the train from Jamaica AirTrain to JFK Terminal 4

$11

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Subway  •  1h 14m

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

$3

5 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 20m

  1. Take the bus from E 60 St/2 Av to Sutphin Bl/91 Av Q60

$2 - $7

Taxi  •  23 min

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

$95 - $120

Drive  •  23 min

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

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  23 min

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

$85 - $100

Towncar  •  23 min

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

$80 - $120

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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 60 St/2 Av and arriving at Terminal 4 via Jamaica Station-Station D. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from Lexington Av/53 St and arriving at JFK Terminal 4 via Jamaica AirTrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 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 train which takes 38 min and costs $11.

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It takes approximately 38 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 60 St/2 Av station.

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

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Manhattan to New York JFK Airport (JFK) bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Sutphin Bl/91 Av 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: 38 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 $3 and the journey takes 1h 3m. Alternatively, MTA operates a bus from E 60 St/2 Av to Sutphin Bl/91 Av every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 1h 9m.

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 Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
26 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
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
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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 Sutphin Bl/91 Av
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 15 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.

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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.

Contact Details
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 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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