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Train  •  1 h 6 min

  1. AirTrain / ...
  2. Hempstead / ...

$7 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Q3
  2. n6 / ...

$6 - $10

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. 13.4 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  15 min

  1. 13.4 miles

$1 - $2

Shuttle  •  15 min

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. 13.4 miles

$16 - $180

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

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead via Jamaica AirTrain and Jamaica in around 1 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead via Hillside Av/179 St Subway and Hillside Ave & 178 St. in around 1 h 32 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK International Airport to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Port Authority NYNJ
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Hempstead
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Nassau Inter-County Express
Website
nicebus.com
Bus from Hillside Ave & 178 St. to Hempstead Transit Center
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nicebus.com
Other operators
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Terminal 4 to Hempstead
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Terminal 4 to Hempstead
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Hempstead is 15 km. The road distance is 21 km.

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 15 min.

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead is to taxi which takes 15 min and costs $70 - $90.

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead. However, there are services departing from JFK International Airport and arriving at Hempstead via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 6 min.

No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead. However, there are services departing from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION and arriving at Hempstead Transit Center via Hillside Ave & 178 St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead, including transfers.

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