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

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AirTrain, subway, train  •  1h 14m

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach, NY
  2. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to Fulton St A
  3. Take the train from World Trade Center to Journal Square

$11 - $14

5 alternative options

Bus, line 119 bus  •  2h 43m

  1. Take the bus from New York JFK International Airport to New York Port Authority Bus Terminal JFK Airport - NYC / ...
  2. Take the line 119 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jfk Blvd At Highland Ave 119

$21 - $59

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City 20.5 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City 20.5 miles

$2 - $3

Shuttle  •  31 min

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

$30 - $45

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Jersey City 20.5 miles

$90 - $130

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City is to drive which costs $2 - $3 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City is to taxi which costs $110 - $130 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City. However, there are services departing from New York JFK International Airport and arriving at Jfk Blvd At Highland Ave via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Journal Square via Howard Beach - JFK Airport and World Trade Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 14m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Jersey City is 17 miles. The road distance is 20.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City without a car is to AirTrain and subway and train which takes 1h 14m and costs $11 - $14.

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It takes approximately 1h 14m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City, including transfers.

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

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Jfk Blvd At Highland Ave station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City.
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  • Distance: 16.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 14m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Jersey City, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City via New York Port Authority Bus Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 2h 43m.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach, NY
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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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 Howard Beach - JFK Airport to Fulton St
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from World Trade Center to Journal Square
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jfk Blvd At Highland Ave
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 Jersey City
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Shuttle
$30 - $45
Other operators
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 Jersey City
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Private
$90 - $130
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
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 Jersey City train services, operated by PATH, arrive at Journal Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City is 20 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City.

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