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There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

AirTrain, train, line 7 subway  •  48m

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Woodside
  3. Take the line 7 subway from Woodside - 61 St to Grand Central - 42 St 7 / ...

$11 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd Q10
  2. Take the bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to E 37 St/ 3 Av X63 / ...

$5 - $14

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Bus, line 4 subway  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St B15
  2. Take the line 4 subway from New Lots Av to Grand Central - 42 St 4 / ...

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  21m

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal 17.2 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  21m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal 17.2 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  21m

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Grand Central Terminal 17.2 miles

$16 - $180

Shuttle  •  21m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to Grand Central Terminal Jfk

$16 - $75

Uber  •  21m

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal 17.2 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 21m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal is to taxi which costs $90 - $110 and takes 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to Grand Central Terminal. However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at E 37 St/ 3 Av via Queens Blvd/ 78 Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 55m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Grand Central Terminal is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal without a car is to AirTrain and train and line 7 subway which takes 48m and costs $11 - $13.

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It takes approximately 48m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal, including transfers.

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

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at E 37 St/ 3 Av station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal is 17 miles. It takes approximately 21m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal.

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There are 2068+ hotels available in Grand Central Terminal. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal.
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  • Distance: 12.6 miles
  • Duration: 48m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA?

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd, Queens Blvd/ 78 Av, and E 37 St/ 3 Av in around 1h 55m.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Woodside
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
MTA
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to E 37 St/ 3 Av
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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uber.com
Car Seat
$50 - $65
UberX
$40 - $55
UberPool
$35 - $50
UberXL
$60 - $80
Black
$80 - $110
Black SUV
$100 - $140
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
21m
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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