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There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn by tram, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Tram, subway

  1. Take the tram from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach-Station A
  2. Take the subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to Utica Av

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hegeman Av/Chester Av

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Bus via Church Av/Nostrand Av

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hegeman Av/Chester Av
  2. Take the bus from Hegeman Av/Chester Av to Church Av/Nostrand Av

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn

Drive

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Brooklyn

New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn by bus

The bus journey time between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Brooklyn is around 42 min and covers a distance of around 9 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 32 min. Operated by MTA Bus Company, the New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn bus service departs from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION and arrives in Hegeman Av/Chester Av. Typically 849 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
42 min
Fastest bus time:
32 min
Bus distance:
9 miles
Buses per week:
849
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:01
Last bus departs at:
23:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn bus schedules

New York JFK Airport (JFK) → Brooklyn
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brooklyn is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Brooklyn is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn is to drive, which costs $1 - $2 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION station and arriving at Hegeman Av/Chester Av. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 46 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Utica Av via Howard Beach-JFK Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Brooklyn is 9 miles. The road distance is 11.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn without a car is to tram and subway which takes 40 min and costs $8 - $11.

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It takes approximately 40 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn bus services, operated by MTA Bus Company, depart from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn train services, operated by JFK Airtrain, depart from Terminal 4 station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn bus services, operated by MTA Bus Company, arrive at Hegeman Av/Chester Av station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn.
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  • Distance: 8.8 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, USA?

MTA Bus Company operates a bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hegeman Av/Chester Av every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 46 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Tram from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach-Station A
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
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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 Howard Beach-JFK Airport to Utica Av
Ave. Duration
20 min
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 JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hegeman Av/Chester Av
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus from Hegeman Av/Chester Av to Church Av/Nostrand Av
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
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.

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Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Brooklyn
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Private
$55 - $85
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn
Ave. Duration
16 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Utica Av station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn is 11 miles. It takes approximately 16 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Brooklyn.

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