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

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Recommended option

AirTrain, train  •  34 min

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

$9 - $11

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Bus  •  1 h 45 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

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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

$8

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

Towncar  •  22 min

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

$16 - $180

Shuttle  •  22 min

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

$16 - $75

Uber  •  22 min

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

$35 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square is to taxi which costs $95 - $120 and takes 22 min.

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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 45 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 34 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 34 min and costs $9 - $11.

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It takes approximately 34 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 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 JFK Airtrain, 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 34 min and costs $9 - $11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $6 - $21 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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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: 34 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 34 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 45 min.

Train operators
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Terminal 4 to Jamaica, NY
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
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Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
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
$35 - $50
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uber.com
Car Seat
$50 - $70
UberX
$40 - $55
UberPool
$35 - $50
UberXL
$60 - $80
Black
$85 - $110
Black SUV
$100 - $140
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
Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Times Square
Estimated price
$16 - $180
Shuttle from New York JFK Airport to Times Square
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Times Square bus services, operated by 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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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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There are 1835+ hotels available in Times Square. Prices start at $110 USD per night.

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