There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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AirTrain, train, subway, bus, line 186 bus  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 168 St A
  4. Take the bus from St Nicholas Av/W 167 St to Broadway/W 178 St Bx7
  5. Take the line 186 bus from Gw Bridge Bus Terminal to G W Bridge Plaza West 171 / ...

$13 - $21

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Subway, line 158 bus  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A
  2. Take the line 158 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Martha Washington Way 156 / ...

$7 - $10

4 alternative options

Train, line 158 bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Babylon / ...
  2. Take the line 158 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Martha Washington Way 156 / ...

$8 - $13

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee 23 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee 23 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  26 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Fort Lee 23 miles

$16 - $180

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee is to taxi which costs $120 - $150 and takes 26 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Fort Lee is 17 miles. The road distance is 23 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee without a car is to AirTrain and train and subway and bus and line 186 bus which takes 1 h 17 min and costs $12 - $21.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee is 23 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee.
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  • Distance: 17.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Fort Lee, NJ, USA?

There is no direct connection from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee. However, you can take the AirTrain to Jamaica, NY, take the walk to Jamaica, take the train to Penn Station, take the walk to 34 St - Penn Station, take the subway to 168 St, take the walk to St Nicholas Av/W 167 St, take the bus to Broadway/W 178 St, take the walk to Gw Bridge Bus Terminal, then take the line 186 bus to G W Bridge Plaza West. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee via Jamaica, NY, Jamaica, Penn Station, and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 1 h 21 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
New York City Transit (MTA)
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from St Nicholas Av/W 167 St to Broadway/W 178 St
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Gw Bridge Bus Terminal to G W Bridge Plaza West
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Martha Washington Way
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Other operators
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Fort Lee
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Fort Lee
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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