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

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Recommended option

AirTrain, train  •  48 min

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

$10 - $12

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Subway  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 81 St - Museum of Natural History A

$6

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan 18.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  24 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan 18.4 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  24 min

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

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Manhattan 18.4 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  24 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan 18.4 miles

$45 - $60

Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Roosevelt Island is 12 miles. The road distance is 18.4 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island without a car is to AirTrain and train which takes 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island is 18 miles. It takes approximately 24 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island.

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There are 1804+ hotels available in Roosevelt Island. Prices start at $116 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island.
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  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

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

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan via Jamaica, NY, Jamaica, Penn Station, and 34 St - Penn Station in around 48 min.

Train operators
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$45 - $60
UberX
$50 - $65
Car Seat
$55 - $75
UberXL
$70 - $95
Black
$90 - $120
Black SUV
$110 - $150
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
24 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
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 Manhattan
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Manhattan
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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