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

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AirTrain, train  •  37 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY Jamaica
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Babylon / ...

$7 - $9

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Bus  •  2 h

  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 42 St X63 / ...

$5 - $14

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AirTrain, subway  •  58 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

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 New York JFK Airport to New York

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport 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

Questions & Answers

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.

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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 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to New York. However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at 3 Av/E 42 St via Queens Blvd/ 78 Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h.

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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 Terminal 4 and arriving at 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 15.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York without a car is to AirTrain and train which takes 37 min and costs $6 - $9.

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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 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 New York train services, operated by PATH, depart from Terminal 4 station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York is to AirTrain and train which takes 37 min and costs $6 - $9. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4 - $14 and takes 2 h.

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Map of how to get 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, NY and Jamaica in around 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to New York via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd and Queens Blvd/ 78 Av in around 2 h.

Train operators
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach, NY
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
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
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 42 St
Ave. Duration
33 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 New York
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$35 - $50
UberX
$40 - $55
Car Seat
$50 - $65
UberXL
$60 - $80
Black
$80 - $100
Black 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 New York JFK Airport to New York
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to New York
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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