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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Long Beach / ...
  2. Take the train from 33rd Street to Journal Square Path

$12 - $14

Cheapest option

Subway, line 119 bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A
  2. Take the line 119 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jfk Blvd At Duncan Ave 119

$9 - $11

6 alternative options

Subway, train  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to W 4 St A
  2. Take the train from 9th Street to Journal Square Path

$11

Train, line 119 bus  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Long Beach / ...
  2. Take the line 119 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jfk Blvd At Duncan Ave 119

$10 - $14

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

Towncar  •  31 min

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

$16 - $180

Shuttle  •  31 min

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

$16 - $75

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 train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Journal Square via Jamaica and 33rd Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

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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 train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs $12 - $14.

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It takes approximately 1 h 11 min 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 train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Jamaica station.

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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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There are 1810+ hotels available in Jersey City. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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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: 1 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City via Jamaica, NY, Jamaica, Penn Station, and 33rd Street in around 1 h 11 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from 33rd Street to Journal Square
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from 9th Street to Journal Square
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$110 - $130
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Jersey City
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Jersey City
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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