How to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 12 min

$12 - $14

Cheapest option

Subway, train  •  1 h 24 min

  1. A
  2. Path

$9 - $11

4 alternative options

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. 20.5 miles

$110 - $130

Drive  •  31 min

  1. 20.5 miles

$2 - $3

Shuttle  •  31 min

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  31 min

  1. 20.5 miles

$16 - $180

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 AirTrain, Jamaica, Penn Station, and 33rd Street in around 1 h 12 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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Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Port Authority NYNJ
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
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
Shuttle from Terminal 4 to Jersey City
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Terminal 4 to Jersey City
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Jersey City is 27 km. The road distance is 33 km.

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.

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

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City. However, there are services departing from JFK International Airport and arriving at Journal Square via Jamaica and 33rd Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 12 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Jersey City, including transfers.

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