There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) by train, subway, bus, 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, line 4 subway  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Atlantic Terminal Hempstead / ...
  2. Take the line 4 subway from Atlantic Av - Barclays Ctr to 86 St 4 / ...

$11 - $14

Cheapest option

Bus, line 4 subway  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St B15
  2. Take the line 4 subway from New Lots Av to 86 St 4 / ...

$6 - $10

6 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd Q10
  2. Take the bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to 3 Av/E 55 St X63 / ...

$8 - $16

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) 17.8 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) 17.8 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  22 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  22 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) 17.8 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) 17.8 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) 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 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 22 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line), including transfers.

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What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line), NY, USA?

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd, Queens Blvd/ 78 Av, 3 Av/E 55 St, 59 St, and 86 St in around 1 h 51 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Atlantic Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to 3 Av/E 55 St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
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 - $75
uberXL
$70 - $90
UberBLACK
$90 - $120
SUV
$110 - $150
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
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 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Trips to 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)