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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, subway  •  50 min

  1. Take the train from JFK International Airport to Jamaica AirTrain AirTrain
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd to Roosevelt Island F

$8

Cheapest option

Bus, subway  •  1 h 7 min

  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 Roosevelt Island F

$6 - $10

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway 15.8 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway 15.8 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Terminal 4 to Roosevelt Island Tramway

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  19 min

  1. Take a town car from Terminal 4 to Roosevelt Island Tramway 15.8 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway 15.8 miles

$35 - $50

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

There is no direct connection from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway. However, you can take the train to Jamaica AirTrain, take the walk to Sutphin Blvd, take the subway to Roosevelt Island, then take the walk to Roosevelt Island Tramway. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd, Kew Gardens - Union Tpke, and Roosevelt Island in around 1 h 7 min.

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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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
Other operators
Uber New York City
Website
uber.com
Towncar from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
POOL
$35 - $50
uberX + Car Seat
$50 - $70
uberX
$40 - $60
uberXL
$60 - $75
UberBLACK
$75 - $100
SUV
$100 - $130
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Terminal 4 to Roosevelt Island Tramway
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from Terminal 4 to Roosevelt Island Tramway
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Questions & Answers

The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Roosevelt Island Tramway is 19 km. The road distance is 25 km.

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 19 min.

The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs $85 - $110.

It takes approximately 50 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway, including transfers.