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There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train, subway  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St E

$11

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Sutphin Bl /Archer Av to E 60 St/2 Av Q60

$2 - $7

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Subway  •  1h 44m

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to 86 St A

$3

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan 18.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan 18.4 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  24 min

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

$90 - $100

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Manhattan 18.4 miles

$80 - $120

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The most affordable way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan is to drive, which costs $1 - $3 and takes 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at E 60 St/2 Av via Sutphin Bl /Archer Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Lexington Av/53 St via Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Manhattan is 14 miles. The road distance is 18.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan without a car is to train and subway which takes 41 min and costs $11.

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It takes approximately 41 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan bus services, operated by MTA, depart from Sutphin Bl /Archer Av station.

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

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at E 60 St/2 Av station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 13.7 miles
  • Duration: 41 min

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

MTA operates a bus from Sutphin Bl /Archer Av to E 60 St/2 Av every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $7 and the journey takes 1h 15m. Alternatively, MTA operates a vehicle from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to 86 St hourly. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 59 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$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 Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to 86 St
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
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
Bus from Sutphin Bl /Archer Av to E 60 St/2 Av
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
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 Manhattan
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$90 - $100
Shuttle
$90 - $100
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.

Contact Details
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Private
$80 - $120
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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 Manhattan train services, operated by MTA, arrive at Lexington Av/53 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan is 18 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan.

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