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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  49 min

  1. C / ...

$12 - $14

Cheapest option

Subway  •  1 h 28 min

  1. A

$6 - $8

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  24 min

  1. 18.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  24 min

  1. 18.4 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  24 min

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  24 min

  1. 18.5 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  24 min

  1. 18.4 miles

$40 - $55

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

There is no direct connection from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan. However, you can take the train to Jamaica AirTrain, take the walk to Jamaica, take the train to Penn Station, take the walk to 34 St - Penn Station, then take the subway to 86 St. Alternatively, New York City Transit (MTA) operates a vehicle from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Manhattan every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1 h.

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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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
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
$40 - $55
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$40 - $55
uberX + Car Seat
$55 - $75
uberX
$50 - $65
uberXL
$65 - $85
UberBLACK
$90 - $120
SUV
$110 - $140
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 Terminal 4 to Manhattan
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Terminal 4 to Manhattan
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Roosevelt Island is 19 km. The road distance is 30 km.

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

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island is to taxi which takes 24 min and costs $95 - $120.

It takes approximately 49 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island, including transfers.

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