There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, line 7 subway  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  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, line 4 subway  •  1 h 31 min

  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

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal 17.1 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal 17.1 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  21 min

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

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  21 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Grand Central Terminal 17.1 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal 17.1 miles

$40 - $55

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 21 min.

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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 21 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Grand Central Terminal is 13 miles. The road distance is 17.1 miles.

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

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

There is no direct connection from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal. However, you can take the train to Jamaica AirTrain, take the walk to Jamaica, take the train to Woodside, take the walk to Woodside - 61 St, then take the line 7 subway to Grand Central - 42 St. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal via New Lots Av/Ashford St and New Lots Av in around 1 h 31 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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rome2rio.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Woodside
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$40 - $55
uberX
$45 - $60
uberX + Car Seat
$55 - $70
uberXL
$65 - $90
UberBLACK
$85 - $110
SUV
$110 - $140
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Grand Central Terminal
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Grand Central Terminal
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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