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There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train, line 1 subway

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the line 1 subway from 34 St-Penn Station to 181 St

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Subway

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to 175 St

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Archer Av/Sutphin Bl to Devoe Av/Wyatt Av
  2. Take the bus from Boston Rd/E Tremont Av to W 181 St/St Nicholas Av

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

Drive

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

Shuttle

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) is to taxi which costs $110 - $140 and takes 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line). However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at 181 St via Jamaica and 34 St-Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 10m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) is 16 miles. The road distance is 20.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) without a car is to train and line 1 subway which takes 1h 10m and costs $12 - $24.

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It takes approximately 1h 10m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line), including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Jamaica station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 181 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) is 21 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line).

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line).
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  • Distance: 16.3 miles
  • Duration: 1h 10m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line), NY, USA?

MTA operates a vehicle from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to 175 St every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $1 - $3 and the journey takes 1h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line) via Jamaica, NY, Archer Av/Sutphin Bl, Devoe Av/Wyatt Av, Boston Rd/E Tremont Av, and W 181 St/St Nicholas Av in around 2h 10m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
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 34 St-Penn Station to 181 St
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to 175 St
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Bus operators
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from Archer Av/Sutphin Bl to Devoe Av/Wyatt Av
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus from Boston Rd/E Tremont Av to W 181 St/St Nicholas Av
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
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 New York JFK Airport to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $100
Shuttle
$90 - $100
Other operators
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 New York JFK Airport to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Private
$90 - $130
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 181st Street Station (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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