There are 9 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway) 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  •  57 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Atlantic Terminal
  3. Take the subway from Atlantic Av - Barclays Ctr to Whitehall St R / ...

$11 - $14

Cheapest option

Subway  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Broad St J / ...

$6 - $8

7 alternative options

Bus, line 4 subway  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St B15
  2. Take the line 4 subway from New Lots Av to Bowling Green 4 / ...

$6 - $10

Bus  •  2 h 27 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 Bl/Union Tpk to Queens Bl /59 Av Q60
  3. Take the bus from Woodhaven Bl/Hoffman Dr to Water St/Broad St

$7 - $20

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway) 16.1 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway) 16.1 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  23 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from New York JFK Airport to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway)

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway) 16.1 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway) 16.1 miles

$35 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway) is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway) is to taxi which costs $85 - $110 and takes 23 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway) is 13 miles. The road distance is 16.1 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 57 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway). However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at Water St/Broad St via Queens Bl/Union Tpk and Woodhaven Bl/Hoffman Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway).
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  • Distance: 12.8 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway), NY, USA?

You can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway) via Kew Gardens Rd /80 Rd, Queens Bl/Union Tpk, Queens Bl /59 Av, Woodhaven Bl/Hoffman Dr, and Water St/Broad St in around 2 h 27 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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rome2rio.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Atlantic Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from Atlantic Av - Barclays Ctr to Whitehall St
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Broad St
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from New Lots Av to Bowling Green
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
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 Bl/Union Tpk to Queens Bl /59 Av
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Woodhaven Bl/Hoffman Dr to Water St/Broad St
Ave. Duration
37 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 South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$35 - $50
Car Seat
$45 - $65
UberX
$40 - $50
UberXL
$55 - $75
Black
$75 - $100
Black SUV
$100 - $130
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway)
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to South Ferry/Whitehall Street (New York City Subway)
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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