There are 9 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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AirTrain, train  •  37 min

  1. Take the AirTrain from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY Jamaica
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station Babylon / ...

$7 - $9

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Subway  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal A

$6

7 alternative options

Train, subway  •  49 min

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal E

$8

Bus  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Lefferts Bl /Rockaway Bl Q10
  2. Take the bus from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl to 6 Av/W 44 St Qm15

$7 - $20

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square 18 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square 18 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  22 min

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

$16 - $75

Towncar  •  22 min

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Times Square 18 miles

$16 - $180

Uber  •  22 min

  1. Take an Uber from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square 18 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) station to Times Square. However, there are services departing from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station and arriving at 6 Av/W 44 St via Rockaway Bl/Lefferts Bl and Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square station. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Penn Station via Jamaica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 min.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Times Square is 13 miles. The road distance is 18 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square without a car is to AirTrain and train which takes 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 37 min to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square 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 Times Square train services, operated by PATH, depart from Terminal 4 station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square is to AirTrain and train which takes 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 47 min.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square bus services, operated by New York City Transit (MTA), arrive at 6 Av/W 44 St station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square train services, operated by Long Island Rail Road, arrive at Penn Station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square.
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  • Distance: 13.3 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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

You can take a train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square via Jamaica, NY and Jamaica in around 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square via Lefferts Bl /Rockaway Bl, Rockaway Bl/Lefferts Bl, Cross Bay Bl/Liberty Av, and Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl in around 1 h 47 min.

Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Howard Beach - JFK Airport to 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Bus from Jfk Terminal 5/Air Train Station to Lefferts Bl /Rockaway Bl
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Website
mta.info
Bus from Cross Bay Bl /Rockaway Bl to 6 Av/W 44 St
Ave. Duration
46 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 Times Square
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Signup at
uber.com
UberPool
$40 - $60
UberX
$45 - $65
Car Seat
$55 - $75
UberXL
$70 - $90
Black
$90 - $120
Black SUV
$110 - $150
Taxi from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
NYC.gov
Website
nyc.gov
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 877-917-1111
Website
yellowcabnyctaxi.com
Jayride
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Times Square
Estimated price
$16 - $75
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Times Square
Estimated price
$16 - $180

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square is 18 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square.

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