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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  36 min

  1. Take the train from JFK International Airport to Jamaica AirTrain AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Long Beach / ...

$9 - $11

Cheapest option

AirTrain, subway  •  59 min

  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 A

$6 - $8

6 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from JKF Terminal 4 to New York

$9 - $13

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York 15.8 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York 15.8 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  24 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Terminal 4 to New York Jfk

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from Terminal 4 to New York 15.8 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  24 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York 15.8 miles

$35 - $50

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 36 min. Alternatively, Trans-bridge Lines operates a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York every 4 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 10 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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Train from Terminal 4 to Station A Howard Beach
Ave. Duration
24 h 12 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
Bus operators
Trans-bridge Lines
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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POOL
$35 - $50
uberX + Car Seat
$50 - $70
uberX
$40 - $60
uberXL
$60 - $75
UberBLACK
$75 - $100
SUV
$100 - $130
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
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 Terminal 4 to New York
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Terminal 4 to New York
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and New York is 20 km. The road distance is 25 km.

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

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs $85 - $110.

No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York. However, there are services departing from JFK International Airport and arriving at Penn Station via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from JKF Terminal 4 and arriving at New York. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

It takes approximately 36 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York, including transfers.