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

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Train, subway  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 125 St A / ...

$16 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus, line 3 subway  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St B15
  2. Take the line 3 subway from New Lots Av to 125 St 2 / ...

$6 - $10

6 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the bus from New York JFK International Airport to New York Lexington Av/E 41 St JFK Airport - NYC

$21 - $33

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem 18 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem 18 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  21 min

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

$27 - $40

Towncar  •  21 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Harlem 18 miles

$80 - $120

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem 18 miles

$60 - $70

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem 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 Harlem is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem. However, there are services departing from New York JFK International Airport and arriving at Madison Av/E 123 St via Madison Av/E 53 St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at 125 St via Jamaica and 34 St - Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Harlem is 14 miles. The road distance is 18 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem without a car is to train and subway which takes 53 min and costs $15 - $19.

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem bus services, operated by NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), depart from New York JFK International Airport station.

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

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem bus services, operated by NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), arrive at New York Lexington Av/E 41 St station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem.
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  • Distance: 14.2 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation) operates a bus from New York JFK International Airport to New York Lexington Av/E 41 St hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $26 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 125 St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from New Lots Av to 125 St
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Harlem
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Shuttle
$27 - $40
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Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Harlem
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Private
$80 - $120
Uber New York City
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$60 - $70
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UberPool
$60 - $70
Car Seat
$75 - $85
UberX
$60 - $75
UberXL
$85 - $95
Black
$100 - $120
Black SUV
$150 - $180
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem train services, operated by MTA, arrive at 125 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem is 18 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Harlem.

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There are 1936+ hotels available in Harlem. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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