There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway) by train, subway, 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

Train, subway  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to 7 Av E

$8

Cheapest option

Subway  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 59 St - Columbus Circle A

$6 - $8

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway) 17.5 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway) 17.5 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  22 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway)

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  22 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway) 17.5 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway) 17.5 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway) is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway) is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs $95 - $120.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway) is 22 km. The road distance is 28 km.

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It takes approximately 52 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway), including transfers.

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What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway), NY, USA?

There is no direct connection from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway). However, you can take the train to Jamaica AirTrain, take the walk to Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport, take the subway to 7 Av, then take the walk to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway). Alternatively, New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway) every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 51 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$40 - $60
uberX
$45 - $60
uberX + Car Seat
$55 - $70
uberXL
$70 - $90
UberBLACK
$90 - $120
SUV
$110 - $140
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway)
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to 59th Street–Columbus Circle (New York City Subway)
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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