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

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AirTrain, subway  •  40 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY Jamaica
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St E

$6

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Bus  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd Q10
  2. Take the bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to 3 Av/E 55 St X63 / ...

$5 - $14

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Subway  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 81 St - Museum of Natural History A

$6

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

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  24 min

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

$16 - $180

Uber  •  24 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan 18.4 miles

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest 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) station to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at 3 Av/E 55 St via Queens Blvd/ 78 Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 55 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 AirTrain and subway which takes 40 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 40 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 New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at 3 Av/E 55 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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  • Distance: 13.7 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

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

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd and Queens Blvd/ 78 Av in around 1 h 55 min.

Train operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 81 St - Museum of Natural History
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to 3 Av/E 55 St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $60
UberX
$50 - $65
Car Seat
$55 - $75
UberXL
$70 - $95
Black
$90 - $120
Black SUV
$110 - $150
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Manhattan
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Manhattan
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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