There are 8 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

AirTrain, subway  •  52 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY Jamaica
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd to Roosevelt Island F

$6

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 15 min

  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 3 Av/E 55 St X63 / ...

$5 - $14

6 alternative options

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

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 New York JFK Airport to Roosevelt Island Tramway

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  19 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport 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

Questions & Answers

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.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to Roosevelt Island Tramway. However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at 3 Av/E 55 St via Queens Blvd/ 78 Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Roosevelt Island Tramway is 12 miles. The road distance is 15.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway without a car is to AirTrain and subway which takes 52 min and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 52 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway 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 Roosevelt Island Tramway bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at 3 Av/E 55 St station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway.
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  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

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

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Roosevelt Island Tramway via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd, Queens Blvd/ 78 Av, and 3 Av/E 55 St in around 2 h 15 min.

Train operators
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
Bus from Queens Blvd/ 78 Av to 3 Av/E 55 St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
UberPool
$35 - $50
UberX
$40 - $55
Car Seat
$50 - $65
UberXL
$60 - $80
Black
$80 - $100
Black 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 New York JFK Airport to Roosevelt Island Tramway
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Roosevelt Island Tramway
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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