There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building by train, bus, 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  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Long Beach / ...

$9 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from S Cargo Rd/Cargo Plz to Cross Bay Bl/Liberty Av Q7
  2. Take the bus from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl to W 34 St/5 Av Qm15

$5 - $14

6 alternative options

Bus, subway  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd Q10
  2. Take the subway from Kew Gardens - Union Tpke to 34 St - Herald Sq F

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building 17.3 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building 17.3 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to Empire State Building

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  21 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Empire State Building 17.3 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building 17.3 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building is to taxi which costs $90 - $120 and takes 21 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Empire State Building is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.3 miles.

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building. However, there are services departing from S Cargo Rd/Cargo Plz and arriving at W 34 St/5 Av via Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Penn Station via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 48 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building is 17 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building.
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  • Distance: 12.9 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Empire State Building, NY, USA?

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building via Jamaica AirTrain, Jamaica, and Penn Station in around 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building via Cross Bay Bl/Liberty Av, Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl, and W 34 St/5 Av in around 1 h 36 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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rome2rio.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
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 S Cargo Rd/Cargo Plz to Cross Bay Bl/Liberty Av
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl to W 34 St/5 Av
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$35 - $50
Car Seat
$50 - $65
UberX
$40 - $55
UberXL
$60 - $80
Black
$80 - $110
Black SUV
$100 - $140
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Empire State Building
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Empire State Building
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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