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

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain Jamaica
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Hempstead Hempstead

$7 - $11

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Bus  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway Q3
  2. Take the bus from Hillside Ave & 178 St. to Hempstead Transit Center n6 / ...

$6 - $10

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Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead 13.4 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead 13.4 miles

$1 - $2

Shuttle  •  15 min

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

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Hempstead 13.4 miles

$16 - $180

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station 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.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Hempstead via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Hempstead is 10 miles. The road distance is 13.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead without a car is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $6 - $11.

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION.

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

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs $6 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $5 - $10 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead bus services, operated by Nassau Inter-County Express, arrive at Hempstead Transit Center station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at Hempstead station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Hempstead.
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  • Distance: 9.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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, NY and Jamaica in around 1 h 10 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 Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Hempstead
Ave. Duration
31 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
Phone
+1 516 336-6600
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 New York JFK Airport to Hempstead
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Hempstead
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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