There are 5 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Babylon / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station Acela Express / ...

$52 - $139

Cheapest option

Subway, bus  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Newark, Nj 1003 / ...

$7 - $23

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  35 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Newark 25.1 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  35 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Newark 25.1 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  35 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Newark 25.1 miles

$16 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey is to taxi which costs $130 - $160 and takes 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey station. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Newark Penn Station via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and New Jersey is 51 miles. The road distance is 25.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey without a car is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs $50 - $140.

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It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Jamaica station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey is 25 miles. It takes approximately 35 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New Jersey.
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  • Distance: 51.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Newark via Jamaica, NY, Jamaica, Penn Station, and New York Penn Station in around 1 h 19 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$45 - $130
First Class Seat
$110 - $130
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$8 - $11
Flexible
$13 - $17
Other operators
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Newark
Ave. Duration
35 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Newark
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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