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There are 9 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar or shuttle

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Recommended option

AirTrain, subway  •  45m

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY Jamaica
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St E

$8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2h 12m

  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 5 Av/W 56 St X63 / ...

$5 - $14

7 alternative options

Train, subway  •  46m

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to 5 Av/53 St E

$8

Bus, subway  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd Q10
  2. Take the subway from Kew Gardens - Union Tpke to 47-50 Sts - Rockefeller Ctr F

$6 - $10

Taxi  •  22m

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center 18.1 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  22m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center 18.1 miles

$1 - $3

Towncar  •  22m

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Rockefeller Center 18.1 miles

$16 - $180

Shuttle  •  22m

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

$16 - $75

Uber  •  22m

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center 18.1 miles

$40 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 22m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to Rockefeller Center. However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at 5 Av/W 56 St via Queens Blvd/ 78 Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Rockefeller Center is 13 miles. The road distance is 18.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center without a car is to AirTrain and subway which takes 45m and costs $8.

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It takes approximately 45m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center bus services, operated by MTA, arrive at 5 Av/W 56 St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center is 18 miles. It takes approximately 22m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center.

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There are 2053+ hotels available in Rockefeller Center. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center.
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  • Distance: 13 miles
  • Duration: 45m

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

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd, Queens Blvd/ 78 Av, and 5 Av/W 56 St in around 2h 12m.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Bus operators
MTA
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to 5 Av/W 56 St
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Shuttles by Jayride
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Rockefeller Center
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Other operators
Private Transfers
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Rockefeller Center
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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uber.com
Car Seat
$50 - $70
UberX
$40 - $55
UberPool
$40 - $55
UberXL
$65 - $85
Black
$85 - $110
Black SUV
$110 - $140
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Rockefeller Center
Ave. Duration
22m
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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