There are 5 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) by train, subway, bus, taxi, car 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.

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Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Babylon / ...
  2. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Essex Street Pascack Valley Line

$13 - $26

Cheapest option

Subway, line 162 bus  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A
  2. Take the line 162 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Essex St At Polifly Rd 144 / ...

$7 - $13

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) 28.7 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) 28.7 miles

$2 - $5

Towncar  •  33 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) 28.7 miles

$16 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) is to drive which costs $2 - $5 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 33 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) is 22 miles. The road distance is 28.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 57 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit). However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Essex Street via Jamaica, New York Penn Station and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

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What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Essex Street Station (NJ Transit), NJ, USA?

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) via Jamaica AirTrain, Jamaica, Penn Station, New York Penn Station, Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Upper Level, and Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level in around 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Essex Street
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit)
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit)
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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