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There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills by train, bus, taxi, car, towncar, shuttle or foot

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AirTrain  •  10 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY Jamaica

$5

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Bus  •  42 min

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd Q10

$2 - $7

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Taxi  •  11 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills 8.3 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  11 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills 8.3 miles

$1 - $2

Towncar  •  11 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Forest Hills 8.3 miles

$16 - $180

Shuttle  •  11 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to Forest Hills

$16 - $75

Uber  •  11 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills 8.3 miles

$20 - $27

Walk  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Walk from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills 8.6 miles

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills is to AirTrain which costs $5 and takes 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station station and arriving at Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Jamaica, NY. Services depart every 10 minutes. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Forest Hills is 6 miles. The road distance is 8.3 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills without a car is to AirTrain which takes 10 min and costs $5.

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The AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY takes 10 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills train services, operated by JFK Airtrain, depart from Terminal 4 station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills is to AirTrain which takes 10 min and costs $5. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2 - $7 and takes 42 min.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills.
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  • Distance: 6.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

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

JFK Airtrain operates a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 10 min. Alternatively, MTA operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 42 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Bus operators
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
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Forest Hills
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Forest Hills
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$20 - $27
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uber.com
Car Seat
$30 - $45
UberX
$25 - $35
UberPool
$20 - $27
UberXL
$30 - $45
Black
$40 - $60
Black SUV
$55 - $75
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills train services, operated by JFK Airtrain, arrive at Jamaica, NY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills is 8 miles. It takes approximately 11 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Forest Hills.

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There are 1904+ hotels available in Forest Hills. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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