There are 7 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

AirTrain, subway  •  31 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Howard Beach, NY Howard Beach
  2. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to Broad Channel A

$9

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Lefferts Bl /Rockaway Bl Q10
  2. Take the bus from Cross Bay Bl /Liberty Av to Rockaway Beach Bl/Beach 96 St Q53-Sbs

$7 - $20

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Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach 11.2 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach 11.2 miles

$1 - $2

Shuttle  •  15 min

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

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  15 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Rockaway Beach 11.2 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  15 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach 11.2 miles

$27 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach is to taxi which costs $60 - $75 and takes 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to Rockaway Beach. However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at Rockaway Beach Bl/Beach 96 St via Rockaway Bl/Lefferts Bl and Cross Bay Bl /Liberty Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 3 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Rockaway Beach is 5 miles. The road distance is 11.2 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach without a car is to AirTrain and subway which takes 31 min and costs $9.

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It takes approximately 31 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach 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 Rockaway Beach bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at Rockaway Beach Bl/Beach 96 St station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach.
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  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Duration: 31 min

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

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach via Lefferts Bl /Rockaway Bl, Rockaway Bl/Lefferts Bl, Cross Bay Bl/Liberty Av, and Cross Bay Bl /Liberty Av in around 1 h 3 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Lefferts Bl /Rockaway Bl
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Cross Bay Bl /Liberty Av to Rockaway Beach Bl/Beach 96 St
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$27 - $35
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$27 - $35
UberX
$30 - $40
Car Seat
$35 - $50
UberXL
$45 - $60
Black
$60 - $75
Black SUV
$75 - $100
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockaway Beach
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Rockaway Beach
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Rockaway Beach
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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