How to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fire Island

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Babylon Babylon / ...
  2. Take the bus from Babylon LIRR to Islip Town Hall S40

$12 - $17

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway Q3
  2. Take the bus from Hillside Ave & 178 St. to Hempstead Transit Center n6 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Hempstead Transit Center to Babylon LIRR Station n72

$11 - $28

5 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Islip Montauk

$13 - $17

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Islip 36.8 miles

$190 - $240

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Islip 36.8 miles

$3 - $6

Shuttle  •  38 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Terminal 4 to Islip

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  38 min

  1. Take a town car from Terminal 4 to Islip 36.8 miles

$16 - $180

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Fire Island, NY, USA?

Long Island Rail Road operates a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Islip every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Islip via Hillside Av/179 St Subway, Hillside Ave & 178 St., Hempstead Transit Center, Babylon LIRR Station, and Babylon LIRR in around 3 h 48 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Babylon
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Islip
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Suffolk County Transit
Phone
+1 631.852.5200
Website
sct-bus.org
Bus from Babylon LIRR to Islip Town Hall
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
sct-bus.org
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Nassau Inter-County Express
Website
nicebus.com
Bus from Hillside Ave & 178 St. to Hempstead Transit Center
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Bus from Hempstead Transit Center to Babylon LIRR Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Trailways New York
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Hempstead, NY to Babylon, NY
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Other operators
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Islip
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Terminal 4 to Islip
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Terminal 4 to Islip
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Fire Island is 54 km. The road distance is 59 km.

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fire Island is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 38 min.

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fire Island is to taxi which takes 38 min and costs $190 - $240.

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fire Island. However, there are services departing from JFK International Airport and arriving at Islip via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fire Island. However, there are services departing from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION and arriving at Islip Town Hall via Hillside Ave & 178 St., Hempstead Transit Center and Babylon LIRR. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fire Island, including transfers.

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