How to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building

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Recommended option

Train  •  47 min

  1. AirTrain
  2. Long Beach / ...

$9 - $11

Cheapest option

Subway  •  1 h 15 min

  1. A

$6 - $8

6 alternative options

Bus, subway  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Q10
  2. F

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. 17.3 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  21 min

  1. 17.3 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  21 min

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  21 min

  1. 17.3 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  21 min

  1. 17.3 miles

$35 - $55

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 47 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK International Airport to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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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
New York City Transit (MTA)
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
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 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$35 - $55
uberX + Car Seat
$55 - $75
uberX
$45 - $60
uberXL
$65 - $80
UberBLACK
$85 - $110
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 Terminal 4 to Empire State Building
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Terminal 4 to Empire State Building
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Empire State Building is 21 km. The road distance is 28 km.

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.

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

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building. However, there are services departing from JFK International Airport and arriving at Penn Station via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47 min.

It takes approximately 47 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Empire State Building, including transfers.