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

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Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station Ronkonkoma / ...

$13 - $16

Cheapest option

AirTrain, subway  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach, NY Howard Beach
  2. Take the subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to W 4 St-Wash Sq A

$8 - $11

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Bus, train  •  38 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station-Station D Jamaica
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station Ronkonkoma / ...

Bus, subway  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach-Station A Howard Beach
  2. Take the subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to W 4 St-Wash Sq A

Taxi  •  25 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York 16.3 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  25 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York 16.3 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  25 min

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

$85 - $95

Towncar  •  25 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to New York 16.3 miles

$75 - $110

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The most affordable way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York is to drive, which costs $1 - $3 and takes 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at New York Penn Station via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and New York is 13 miles. The road distance is 16.3 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs $12 - $16.

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It takes approximately 37 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York, including transfers.

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

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York is 16 miles. It takes approximately 25 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York.

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  • Distance: 12.8 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York via Jamaica AirTrain and Jamaica in around 37 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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Train from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach, NY
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
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 Howard Beach-JFK Airport to W 4 St-Wash Sq
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Bus from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station-Station D
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
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Bus from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach-Station A
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
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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 New York
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Shuttle
$85 - $95
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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 New York
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Private
$75 - $110
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York
Ave. Duration
25 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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