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

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Train  •  1h 56m

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station Babylon / ...
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station Acela / ...

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Bus, line 971 bus  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway Q3
  2. Take the bus from Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl to White Plains, NY
  3. Take the line 971 bus from New St and Ferris Ave to Main St and Athlantic St 971

6 alternative options

Bus, line 4 subway, train  •  2h 51m

  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 125 St 4 / ...
  3. Take the train from Harlem-125th St. to Stamford

Bus, train  •  3h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Archer Av/Sutphin Bl to Devoe Av/Wyatt Av Q44-Sbs
  2. Take the train from Fordham to Stamford New Haven / ...

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford 39.7 miles

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford 39.7 miles

Shuttle  •  49 min

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

Towncar  •  49 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Stamford 39.7 miles

New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford by bus, subway and train

The journey time between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Stamford is around 2h 34m and covers a distance of around 53 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 8m. Operated by MTA Bus Company and MTA, the New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford service departs from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION and arrives in Stamford. Typically 99 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 15m
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
2h 34m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 8m
Journey distance:
53 miles
Services per week:
99
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:04
Last service departs at:
23:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford bus, subway and train schedules

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The most affordable way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford is to drive, which costs $3 - $6 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford is to taxi which costs $210 - $250 and takes 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to Stamford. However, there are services departing from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION and arriving at Main St and Athlantic St via Hillside Av/180 St, Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl and New St and Ferris Ave. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford station. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Stamford Amtrak Station via Jamaica and Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 56m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Stamford is 31 miles. The road distance is 39.7 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford without a car is to train which takes 1h 56m and costs $24 - $130.

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It takes approximately 1h 56m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford bus services, operated by MTA Bus Company, depart from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, depart from Jamaica station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford is to train which takes 1h 56m and costs $24 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus and line 971 bus, which costs $19 - $35 and takes 3h 48m.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford.
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  • Distance: 31.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 56m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Stamford, CT, USA?

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford via Jamaica Station-Station D, Jamaica, New York Penn Station, and Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station in around 1h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford via Hillside Av/179 St Subway, Hillside Av/180 St, Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl, White Plains, NY, and New St and Ferris Ave in around 3h 48m.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Child
$70 - $100
First Class - Adult
$120 - $170
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $170
First Class - Child
$110 - $160
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from New Lots Av to 125 St
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to Stamford
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Fordham to Stamford
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to New Lots Av/Ashford St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus from Archer Av/Sutphin Bl to Devoe Av/Wyatt Av
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus from JFK AIRPORT/TERMINAL 5 AirTrain STATION to Hillside Av/179 St Subway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.info
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Queens Village-Hillside Av/Springfield Bl to White Plains, NY
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
Book at
sales.coachusa.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Queens Village, NY to White Plains, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Book at
trailwaysny.com
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-9181
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from New St and Ferris Ave to Main St and Athlantic St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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buypasses.storesecured.com
Two-Hour Pass - Senior (65+) / Disabled
$1
Two-Hour Pass - Youth (Age 5-18)
$2
Two-Hour Pass
$2
Two-Hour Pass Express - Senior (65+) / Disabled
$1 - $2
Two-Hour Pass express
$3 - $4
Two-Hour Pass Express - Youth (Age 5-18)
$4
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Stamford
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$115 - $125
Shuttle
$115 - $125
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Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Stamford
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Private
$150 - $210
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$210 - $250
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford bus services, operated by CT Transit, arrive at Main St and Athlantic St station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Stamford Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford is 40 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Stamford.

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