There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) by train, bus, subway, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, line 162 bus  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Babylon / ...
  2. Take the line 162 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Essex St At Polifly Rd 144 / ...

$8 - $14

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 - $11

4 alternative options

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

$11 - $24

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

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit). However, there are services departing from 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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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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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) without a car is to train and line 162 bus which takes 1 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit), including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Jamaica station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Essex Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit) is 29 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit).

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There are 1663+ hotels available in Essex Street Station (NJ Transit). Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Essex Street Station (NJ Transit).
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  • Distance: 21.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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, NY, 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
21 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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